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2016-2017 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in USA

FLAS fellowships are provided to UCLA graduates and undergraduates for training in Latin American languages (Quechua, Portuguese, Nahuatland, Advanced Spanish) combined with area studies. These are offered with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program.

The purpose of the FLAS program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists. Applicants should intend to use their training to serve in government, international or non-governmental agencies, or to engage in other work that advances American understanding of other countries.

The UCLA Latin American Institute is a vital regional, national, and international resource on Latin America. Since its founding in 1959, the LAI has equipped generations of leaders, professionals, and students with the information and skills required for understanding the vast and complex region of Latin America.

Canadian and American universities expect strong English language abilities from their students. They want to be sure that applicants can cope with the demands of degree-level study.  Study Group’s dedicated university pathway programs give you all the support you need to excel in your chosen Canadian or American degree.

Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for UCLA graduates and undergraduates.

Study Subject: Academic year and summer fellowships are awarded for training in Latin American languages combined with area studies.

List of Subjects :Graduate and undergraduate training in Quechua, Portuguese, Nahuatland Advanced Spanish, combined with area studies.
Scholarship Award: Estimated Award Amounts

-Academic-year graduate awards provide a $15,000 stipend and up to $18,000 in tuition and fees.
-Academic-year undergraduate awards provide a $5,000 stipend and up to $10,000 for tuition.
-Summer FLAS fellowships provide up to $5,000 toward tuition and fees (excluding room & board) as well as a $2,500 stipend.

Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this fellowship:-
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Continuing UCLA graduate students and continuing undergraduates may apply for academic year and/or summer awards. Incoming graduate students and undergraduate transfer students may apply for academic year awards.
-Graduate students may study target languages at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level during the fellowship period (restrictions apply for summer programs abroad, see below). Spanish may only be studied at the advanced level.
-Undergraduate students must study target languages at the intermediate or advanced level to be eligible for FLAS awards. Spanish may only be studied at the advanced level
-Please note: Spanish has the lowest priority.

Nationality: US applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirement: Continuing UCLA graduate students and continuing undergraduates may apply for academic year and/or summer awards. Incoming graduate students and undergraduate transfer students may apply for academic year awards.

English Language Requirement: Canadian and American universities expect strong English language abilities from their students. They want to be sure that applicants can cope with the demands of degree-level study. Study Group’s dedicated university pathway programs give all the support that need to excel in their chosen Canadian or American degree.

Test Requirement: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are the most common language requirements for American universities.
-IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam scores are the most common language requirements for Canadian universities.
-Most North American universities will accept either test as proof of applicants English language ability. Applicants can take TOEFL and IELTS exams at testing centers worldwide.

Supporting Material:  All FLAS applications must be submitted online. Eligible students can apply for both a summer and academic year award, but must submit a separate application for each. Students will need to submit the following:
-1-2 page statement of purpose outlining their language study plans and describing how study of the region and proposed language will enhance their academic and/or research interests, is relevant to their overall professional and career goals, and aligns with the purpose of the FLAS program.
-Resume/CV
-Unofficial Transcripts (not URSA)
-Financial Aid Documents: 2016-2017 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and most recent Financial Aid Letter. (Optional but highly encouraged)
-Two academic letters of recommendation
-Language Evaluation: If applicants have some knowledge of the language that they are applying to, and will study at the intermediate level or above during the award period, applicant will need to complete a language evaluation (AP exams or other certificates are not allowed). See below for details
-In addition to the above, Summer FLAS Applicants, must provide:
-Detailed Budget
-Summer Program Information: Program name, start/end date, total number of weeks, total number of contact hours and link to program website and/or program brochure.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Application deadline is February 17, 2016.

Scholarship Link

European Journalism-Fellowships at Free University of Berlin in Germany, 2016-2017

International Center for Journalism of the Free University of Berlin is inviting applications for the European Journalism Fellowships. These are awarded to journalists from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States who want to spend two semesters engaging in research in Berlin.

The programme (October 2016 – July 2017) will enable participants to network with professional colleagues from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States and provide them with the opportunity to take a two-semester leave from their professional positions and spend a sabbatical year at the Free University of Berlin widening their knowledge while pursuing their research project.

Free University of Berlin is a leading research institution. It is one of the German universities successful in all three funding lines in the federal and state Excellence Initiative, thereby receiving additional funding for its institutional future development strategy.

Applicants must have written proof certifying good knowledge of the German language is required for participation (e.g. GoetheInstitut, German Academic Exchange Service).

Course Level: Fellowships are available to journalists who want to spend two semesters engaging in research in Berlin.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded for an academic-journalistic research project.

List of Subjects: Journalism

Scholarship Award: The full fellowship offers:
-Standard Fellowship: for journalists with at least 5 years of experience. Standard fellows receive a monthly stipend of 1,500 Euros for the duration of ten months.
-Junior Fellowship: for journalists with about five years of professional experience. Junior Fellows receive a monthly stipend of 1,000 up to 1,100 Euros for the duration of ten months.

Scholarship can be taken at: Free University of Berlin, Germany 

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this fellowship:-

Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience are eligible to apply. The most important element of the fellowship application is an exposé for an academic-journalistic research project to be pursued in Berlin. Applications can be submitted in German or in English. Written proof certifying good knowledge of the German language is required for participation (e.g. GoetheInstitut, German Academic Exchange Service).

Nationality: Journalists from Europe, the United States, Russia and the Arabic region are invited to apply for the European Journalism-Fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Highly qualified journalists in either staff positions or freelance employment with several years of professional experience are eligible to apply.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have written proof certifying good knowledge of the German language is required for participation (e.g. GoetheInstitut, German Academic Exchange Service).

Supporting Material:  To apply for fellowships, candidates must submit the following typewritten documents in either German or English:
-a completed application form
-a curriculum vitae
-copies of academic diplomas, certificates etc.
-2 letters of recommendation (in English or German)
-a selection of articles, books, or other samples of applicant’s work
-proof of German language skills (by DAAD or Goethe-Institute)
-an exposé summarizing the applicant’s individual research project (3 to 5 pages).

How to Apply: Applications should be sent via post. Applications via fax or e-mail cannot be accepted. 

Application Form Link

Application Deadline:  Application deadline is February 28, 2016.

Scholarship Link

American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowships in USA, 2016

American Meteorological Society is offering graduate fellowships for US applicants. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences.

The American Meteorological Society advances the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society.

AMS is committed to strengthening the incredible work being done across the public, private, and academic sectors. AMS’ community knows that collaboration and information sharing are critical to ensuring that society benefits from the best, most current scientific knowledge and understanding available.

In order to be eligible applicants must be entering his or her first year of graduate study in the fall of the current year.

Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for graduate applicants.

Study Subject: Fellowships are to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences.

List of Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Hydrology, Mathematics, Oceanography, and Physics

Scholarship Award: A $25,000 stipend will be presented to each fellowship recipient for a nine-month period in the academic year. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.

Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, a student must…
-be entering his or her first year of graduate study in the fall of the current year;
-be pursuing a related full-time course of study in the atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences over a full academic year;
-have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
-be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status (there are no age restrictions);

Nationality: US applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: In order to be eligible applicants must be entering his or her first year of graduate study in the fall of the current year.

English Language Requirement: If applicants want to apply for direct entry to a degree at university in the USA or Canada, they need to show proof of their English language abilities.
-TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are the most common language requirements for American universities.
-IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam scores are the most common language requirements for Canadian universities.
-Most North American universities will accept either test as proof of their English language ability. They can take TOEFL and IELTS exams at testing centers worldwide.

Supporting Material: (To keep the evaluation fair for all, additional documents will not be considered)
-Completed applications and written references will be accepted via e-mail at dfernandez-at-ametsoc.org or via postal mail to the address below.
-GRE Scores and official transcripts must be submitted via postal mail.
-GRE Institution Code 3819 (calls ETS or submits a written request for GRE scores).

How to Apply: Applications and written references can be sent via email to dfernandez-at-ametsoc.org, or by postal mail to the following address (transcripts and GREs must be submitted via postal mail).

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted on or before 15 January 2016.

Scholarship Link

King’s Health Faculties US Scholarship in UK, 2016-2017

King’s College London is offering, ‘King’s Health Faculties US Scholarship’ in 2016-2017 for US applicants. Scholarships are available for full time MPhil/PhD degree progammes.

The aim of the King’s Health Faculties US Scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from USA.

The objective of King’s College London is to manage the student life cycle from admission to graduation and to ensure a coherent and seamless student experience and effective administrative process.

If applicants’ first language is not English they must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

Course Level: MPhil/PhD research programme at King’s College London during the 2016/17.

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education.

List of Subjects: Psychiatry, Nursing and midwifery, Medicine, Health sciences, Dentistry, Dental, Biomedical.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship covers international fees, bench fees (at £5K) & stipend.

Scholarship can be taken at:UK

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following guidelines:
-Residents of United States
-Be due to commence an MPhil/PhD research degree programme in the either of the following Health faculties at King’s College London during the 2016/17 academic year: Dental Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
-Be citizens and permanent residents of the USA at the time of application
-Have submitted all the required application materials by the funding deadline

Nationality: Scholarships are open to US students.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: A master’s degree is usually required with a CGPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0.

Test Requirement: Not Required

English Language Requirements: If applicants first language is not English applicants must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which applicants have applied. The level of English language which the applicants are required to demonstrate is dependent upon the programme for which applicants have applied. The level of English required for each programme is denoted by a five-band system, each band corresponds to a level of English language competence.

PhD Scholarship

Supporting Material: A complete admission application, including all necessary supporting documentation such as transcripts, references and English test results (if applicable).

How to Apply: In order to be considered for an award, candidates must:
1) First, apply to King’s College London for a research degree programme using the online admissions application
2)Submit an online international student PGR funding application form to the Graduate School by the funding deadline of 16:00 GMT, 29 January 2016. Note that this should only be done after applicants have applied for admissions.

Online Application: Yes

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 29th January 2016.

Scholarship Link

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Programme in USA, 2017

DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship Program supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington DC. German or American citizens or applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies are eligible to apply.

AICGS Institute produces objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creates new transatlantic networks among changing generations; and intensifies dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.

The Institute has successfully implemented a series of competitive fellowship programs that support individuals working on cutting-edge areas of economic, policy, and cultural research. AICGS has nurtured a young generation of transatlantic and provided a platform for established scholars in the field.

Successful applicants must be proficient in the English language. AICGS recommend that non-U.S. applicants submit the results of a recognized English language proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS) with their application.

Course Level: Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington DC.

Study Subject: Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas:
List of Subjects:
-Business and Economics
-Foreign and Domestic Policy
-Society, Culture & Politics.

Scholarship Award: Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant; transportation to and from Washington; and office space at the Institute.

Scholarship can be taken in German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), USA (Washington, DC).

Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship:
Applicants must be German or American citizens or applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies.
-Applicants should have completed or currently be working on a Ph.D. Only in exceptional cases will fellowships be awarded to applicants with an MA, who are not Ph.D. students.
-All application materials must be submitted in English and received by AICGS by the deadline in order to be considered for fellowships in the specified period.
-Individuals who have received a grant or other support from the DAAD within three years of the starting date of the fellowship are not eligible to apply [this does not apply to applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies].

Nationality: German or American citizens or applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirement: In order to be eligible applicants must be German or American citizens or applicants affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies

English language requirement: Successful applicants must be proficient in the English language.  AICGS recommend that non-U.S. applicants submit the results of a recognized English language proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS) with their application.

Supporting Material: To apply for the DAAD/AICGS fellowship program, please submit the following materials (combined in one PDF file):
-A brief cover letter (Applicants should indicate citizenship in the cover letter and how they have heard about the fellowship)
-A curriculum vitae, with a list of publications (if relevant)
-A project proposal (5-7 pages, double-spaced) outlining in clear, concise terms the substantive thrust of the research and its relevance to the AICGS mission, and the reasons for carrying it out at AICGS and in Washington, DC
-Two recent letters of reference (for Ph.D. students and recent PhDs (received in the last five years) only).
-Successful applicants must be proficient in the English language. We recommend that non-U.S. applicants submit the results of a recognized English language proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS) with their application.

How to Apply: There is no formal application form. Applicants can apply via e-mail.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for Spring 2017 (January 2017 – June 2017) is August 31, 2016.

Scholarship Link

USA Merit Postgraduate Scholarship at University of Sheffield in UK, 2016

University of Sheffield is pleased to offer range of scholarships to students of high academic ability for 2016 entry. USA students are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to undertake postgraduate program at the university.

The University aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarships specifically for international students.

The University is ranked 97th in the world and 15th in the UK according to the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, a rise of three and 24 places respectively.

There are high entrance requirements for masters degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the university. Applicants may be required to take an internationally recognized English language test such as IELTS.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for students to pursue masters degree program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas at the University of Sheffield.

Scholarship Award: Each scholarship is worth 50% of the postgraduate yearly tuition fee per year. The scholarships will take the form of a fee reduction.

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the supporting statement. The final decision will be made by an academic panel.
-To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be self-funding and classed as ‘Overseas’ for fee purposes AND an American national or permanently domiciled in America, apply for a study place by Friday 17 June 2016 for entry in September 2016.
-If applicants wish to be considered for this scholarship applicants need to apply online, the application link will be distributed to eligible students by email from January onwards.
-Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sheffield.

Nationality: USA students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement: A good undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, Three years to five years’ postgraduate work experience. This should include appropriate experience as a manager or in a supervisory role and On occasion, the university may consider delegates without a first degree but with significant management experience

English Language Requirements: Applicants may be required to take an internationally recognized English language test such as IELTS. Applicants need IELTS 7.0 with no component below 6.

Masters scholarships

Supporting Material: -All applications must be made online through the UCAS website.
-Applicants have to write personal statement.

How to Apply: All students who are eligible for a scholarship and have accepted their offer before the closing date will be automatically considered.

Application Deadline: The scholarship application must be received by 24th June 2016.

Scholarship Link

CGA Scholarships 2018-2019

California Grocers Association (CGA) with its variety of scholarships and grants facilitate students in meeting their study expenses. The CGA Scholarship Committee has also introduced new, higher value scholarships for family, employees and friends of any CGA member. CGA is offering a number of scholarships available through the CGA Educational Foundation and many have specific eligibility requirements.

CGA Educational Foundation scholarships are open to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are the dependent sons or daughters of employees or are themselves employees of a CGA member company.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, evidence of outstanding character and leadership potential. Undergraduate student applicants must be planning to enrol as full-time college students in the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters at an accredited, non-profit college or university in the United States.

All scholarships are one-time awards that are applied toward the recipient’s educational expenses at any accredited college or university in the United States. You can explore the list of CGA Scholarships given below:

Types of CGA Scholarships

CGAEF Funded Scholarships

DON C. BEAVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship Provider
:  California Grocers Association
Course:  for pursuing a career in the grocery industry
Eligible: Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: Close

HALL OF ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Provider:
 California Grocers Association
Course: These scholarships are awarded to a student pursuing a career in the grocery industry.
Eligible: Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: Close

CGAEF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Provider:
 California Grocers Association
Course: These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students
Eligible: Applicants must be from California
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: Close

CGAEF GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship Provider:
 California Grocers Association
Course: These scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing a career in the grocery industry.
Eligible: Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: Close

Legacy Scholarship Program
Scholarship Provider:
The CGA Educational Foundation
Course: The CGA Educational Foundation has created a unique scholarship program designed to acknowledge and continue the legacy of many of California’s grocery leaders
Eligible: The scholarships are to be awarded based on general requirements set by the trustees of the foundation and the donors themselves
Award:  minimum of $10,000, to fund annual $1,000 scholarships
Application Deadline: Close

Piggyback Partnership Program
Scholarship Provider
: The CGA Educational Foundation
Course: Companies can offer scholarships to their employees or their employees’ dependent children
Eligible:  Applicants must be from California
Award:  $1,000
Application Deadline: Close

Donor Scholarships

Anheuser-Busch
Scholarship Provider:
California Grocers Association
Course: Awarded to a graduate student
Eligible: Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: Close

Bristol Farms Industry
Scholarship Provider
: California Grocers Association
Course: Awarded to an undergraduate student
Eligible: Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: Close

Grocery Outlet Scholarship
Scholarship Provider
: California Grocers Association
Course: Awarded to an undergraduate student
Eligible:  Applicants must be from California
Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: Close

Illuminator Educational Foundation
Scholarship Provider
: California Grocers Association
Course: awards are dedicated to an applicant with a relationship to a retail company
Eligible: Applicants must be from California
Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: Close

Kimberly Clark Making Lives Better
Scholarship Provider:
California Grocers Association
Course: This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student
Eligible:   Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: Close

George L. H. Lim Memorial
Scholarship Provider: California Grocers Association
Course: This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student.
Eligible:  Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: Close

Zenith Insurance Company
Scholarship Provider:
California Grocers Association
Course: This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student.
Eligible:  Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: Close

College Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship Provider
: California Grocers Association
Course: The scholarship is for the deserving college student.
Eligible: Applicants must be from California
Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: Close

 

Newcastle University Postgraduate Scholarships for USA & Canada Students in UK, 2016

Newcastle University is offering postgraduate USA and Canada scholarships in 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship is available for master’s degree programmes.

Newcastle University’s aim is to be a world-class research-intensive university and deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality.

The University is governed by a number of statutory bodies. The Executive Board comprises the senior management team that has oversight of the day-to-day running of the university.

Applicants need a good level of English language to study at Newcastle University. You’ll need to provide a recognised English language test or qualification unless you’re exempt. This is usually a test score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, but requirements can vary between IELTS 6.0 to 8.0. All students need at least 5.5 in each sub-skill, or equivalent.

Course Level: These awards are available for high achieving students applying for entry onto any postgraduate master’s degree programmes at Newcastle University.

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered over different departments across the University, all offering a diverse range of courses.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will comprise £2,500 payable towards the first year of tuition fees.

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: These awards are available for high achieving students applying for entry onto any postgraduate Master’s degree programmes at Newcastle University. In order to apply for this scholarship you must satisfy all of the following conditions:
-you must be a national of (or permanently domiciled in) the USA or Canada
-you must hold a Conditional or Unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate Master’s degree programme at Newcastle University, Newcastle city campus at the time of applying for this scholarship
-you must have been assessed as international/overseas for fees purposes
-you must intend to register to start your studies during the 2016-17 academic year
-you must be a self-funded student and not be in receipt of any other centrally awarded Newcastle University scholarship

Nationality: Students of USA or Canada are particularly encouraged to apply.

College Admission Requirement 
Entrance Requirement: In order to apply for this scholarship you must hold a Conditional or Unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate Master’s degree programme at Newcastle University (Newcastle city campus) at the time of applying for this scholarship
Test Requirement: Not Known
English Language Requirements: Applicants need a good level of English language to study at Newcastle University. You’ll need to provide a recognised English language test or qualification unless you’re exempt. This is usually a test score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, but requirements can vary between IELTS 6.0 to 8.0. All students need at least 5.5 in each sub-skill, or equivalent.
Masters Scholarship
Supporting Material: When you submit your application, you should include copies of certificates or transcripts to confirm your degree or highest qualification. If any of your documents are in another language you will need to supply certified English language translations. If you are from outside the EU, you will also need to include a copy of the personal details page from your passport.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. Country managers will award on the basis of best qualified students and content of personal statement. Please note that NU USA Scholarship applications cannot be considered for candidates unless they have already applied for and been offered a place to study at the University.
Application Form
Application Deadline: The deadline for application is 30th June 2016. 
Scholarship Link

Best Scholarships for Average Students, 2018-2019

Average students should not get upset regarding available financial aids. There are various scholarships available for average students too for various levels of study. We at scholarships-positions.com provide you information related to all available scholarships for average students. Although these scholarships don’t require a high GPA, they do require excellence in a non-academic area. Every scholarship sponsor is trying to find the students that best fulfill their selection criteria. Any scholarship that does not have academic excellence as its top priority can be designated an average student scholarship. While grades are a consideration, and no scholarship is ever awarded to a failing student, they are not the main focus of the scholarship program.  Have a look on the list below which provides you information about all available scholarships for average students:-

Easy Scholarships for The Average Students

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Applications are invited for AXA Scholarships from current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an US accredited two-year or four-year college or university. There are two types of scholarships available i.e. AXA Achievementsm Scholarship of $10,000 to fifty-two (52) students and AXA Achievementsm Community Scholarship of $2,500 to more than 300 students. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for both the Achievement and Community scholarships, but a student may receive only one of these AXA-sponsored scholarships.

DeVry College Completer Scholarship

DeVry also offers the College Completer Scholarship; a merit-based award designed specifically for those looking to finish a bachelor’s or associate degree. Applicant could receive up to $18,000 to help you earn your bachelor’s or associate degree.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award. Scholarship of $10,000 value will be awarded to the applicant.

American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Provided by The American Legion, the National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. A complete list of topics is available on the Legion’s Web site. Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Ventures Scholars Programcrop635w_scholarships-for-average-students

The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers link to information, resources, and opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals. The Program collaborates with colleges, universities, professional associations, and organizations nationwide (VSP Partners) and offers a variety of tools to link students to the partners’ information, resources, and opportunities. The Program also invites parents/guardians and guidance counselors to receive these resources, too!

CKSF Scholarship Competition

Applications are invited for CKSF Scholarship Competition. All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too) are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500. CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.

AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest

The AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. The national winner receives a $4,000 scholarship, with second and third place winners receiving $3,000 and $2,000 scholarships. The four remaining regional winners each receive $1,000 scholarships. Information is available starting in the fall. The deadline is in early January.

Akademos / TextbookX.com Scholarship Contest

Akademos Inc. offers spring and fall scholarship essay contests to help publicize the TextbookX.com web site, a source of new and used textbooks. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The grand prize winner receives $2,000, and two runners-up receive $250 gift certificates for TextbookX.com. The fall deadline is October 31. The spring deadline is April 30.

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition is sponsored by the US Department of the Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Students in grades K-12 may submit a drawing, painting or sketch of any North American waterfowl species. Each state, territory or district has its own competition, with the “Best of Show” winners submitted to the national competition. One of the 53 Best of Show images will be selected as the next Junior Duck Stamp. The national awards include a first place $5,000 cash award, a second place $3,000 cash award, and a third place $2,000 cash award. The contest is open to US citizens, resident aliens and nationals. The deadline is March 15.

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW). The audio essay contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. The first-place national winner receives a $25,000 scholarship. The essay topics always involve a patriotic theme. The deadline is November 1.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) offers two $5,000 scholarships each year to graduating US high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The application requires an essay about how the applicant promoted vegetarianism in their high school or community. The deadline is February 20.

MoneyMatters101.com Scholarships

The MoneyMatters101.com scholarship involves an essay on a financial theme. It is open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors attending college in the US or Canada. A GPA of 2.3 or higher is required. One $300 scholarship will be awarded. The deadline is August 31.

Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest

The Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Ten first place winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000. The contest is open to all residents of the United States and Mexico, and also to US Citizens living abroad. Candidates should be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) and age 19 or younger. The deadline is April 15.

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Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program with the Maguire Foundation in USA, 2016

The Maguire Foundation and the Pennsylvania Society are offering scholarship program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarship is available for Pennsylvania high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, non-proprietary four-year college or university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

To encourage Pennsylvania students to prosper in their post-secondary education, these renewable scholarships worth up to $8,000 per year are offered.

In order to apply for scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

Course Level: Scholarship awards are available for undergraduate studies.

Study Subject: Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas.

Scholarship Award: If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an annual award of up to $8,000. Up to 25 awards will be granted in 2016. Awards can be used for tuition, fees, supplies, books, and room and board, but cannot exceed comprehensive school cost as reported by the College Board. Awards are renewable (at the same amount) up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent on the basis of maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent), continued involvement in the community and continued enrollment in an eligible postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Scholarship can be taken at: USA (Pennsylvania)

Eligibility: In order to apply for scholarship, student must:
-Be current high school seniors at any Pennsylvania secondary school, including public, private and home schooled students.
-Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited non-proprietary four-year college or university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.
-Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
-Have been an active participant in community and/or extracurricular activities.
-Have demonstrated financial needs (a family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less).
-Be able to submit a completed Applicant Appraisal from a school counselor, teacher, work -supervisor or a community or religious leader.

Nationality: US (Pennsylvania) students can apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement: To apply, students must be current high school seniors at any Pennsylvania secondary school (public, private or homeschool) with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

College Scholarships for Students of USA, 2016

Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:
-A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
-A completed Applicant Appraisal Form (click to view and print the form).
-Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is February 2, 2016.

Scholarship Link

L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Fellowship Program, 2017

L’Oréal  Foudation offers full-time postdoctoral fellowship program. Scholarships are available to current postdoctoral associates or applicants who begin their postdoctoral position to conduct their studies and research in the U.S.

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

The L’Oréal Foundation embodies the willingness of the group always to commit itself to social causes, based on two fields of expertise: science and beauty.

In order to be eligible for the fellowship, a candidate must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by February 3, 2017.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to students currently enrolled and seeking a degree in science.

Study Subject: Applicants must be involved in the life, physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science and/or mathematics fields. Additional eligible areas of study include: immunology, all areas of chemistry, earth science and medical research. Psychology, science education and social science are not eligible for this Fellowship.

Scholarship Award: It is assumed that a candidate’s salary is already being covered by their postdoctoral position. If the applicant is requesting a portion of the fellowship funds to cover their salary, justification must be provided as to why it is not already being covered. Salaries for technicians and students may be included in the budget proposal; however, the justification must indicate how these individuals will directly support the applicant’s research.

Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by February 3, 2017
  • Must maintain the status of postdoctoral researcher throughout the fellowship year
  • Must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be affiliated with a U.S. based academic or research institution
  • Must plan to conduct their postdoctoral studies and research in the U.S.
  • Must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics
  • Cannot be in a faculty position
  • Must commit to at least twenty hours of activity in support of women and girls in science (e.g. mentoring, classroom visits, media, events)
  • Must be available the week of October 30, 2017 for the For Women in Science Awards Week.

Nationality: Post-docs from the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto can apply for fellowship program. (Applicants must be American citizens (born or naturalized) or permanent residents (green card holders). Unfortunately, visa holders are not eligible to apply).

College Admission Requirement: In order to be eligible for the fellowship, a candidate must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by February 3, 2017.

USA Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications open November 28, 2016

The mode of applying is online.

Online Scholarship Application Available: Yes

In order to apply for scholarship, you must complete the scholarship application form that can be downloaded through the given link:

Application Form

In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:

  • Letters of Recommendation: A completed application requires three letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a mentor or former advisor. One letter must be from your post-doctoral advisor.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate school transcripts: Undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required (one sealed copy from each institution). E-mailed transcripts will not be accepted. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from the institutions and postmarked no later than February 5, 2016.
  • Any attachments associated with this application (Research Proposal, Candidate’s Statement, Mentoring Essay, and Budget Justification) must be clear, legible and follow these requirements:
  • Use one of the following typefaces: Arial, Courier New or Palatino Linotype at a font size of 10 points or larger; Times New Roman at a font size of 11 points or larger
  • A font size of less than 10 points can be used for mathematical formulas or equations, figure, table or diagram captions and when using a Symbol font for Greek letters or special characters
  • Margins must be at least one inch

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 3, 2017.

Scholarship Link

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship in USA, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration is offering the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship for the year 2017. The scholarship is available to a qualified U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university.

The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research.

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

There is no minimum GPA or GRE. The research statements, program of study, reference letters, transcripts, GRE and GPA are important parts of this competitive fellowship and reviewers consider them all.

Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for pursuing doctoral research programme.

Study Subject: DOE CSGF recipients use math and computers to conduct doctoral research in many fields, including: Applied Mathematics, Astrophysics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Physics.

Scholarship Award: The DOE CSGF has defining benefits that set it apart from other science- and engineering-focused graduate fellowships:
-A yearly stipend of $36,000
-Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period (at any accredited U.S. university)
-A $5,000 academic allowance in the first fellowship year and a $1,000 allowance each renewed year (to be used for the purchase of a computer workstation or for research/professional development expenses)
-Up to four years of total support, depending on renewal
-A twelve-week practicum experience at one of 21 DOE national laboratories or sites, including access to DOE supercomputers
-A rigorous program of study that ensures fellows have solid backgrounds in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics
-An annual program review for fellows, alumni, university and DOE laboratory staff, held each summer in the Washington, D.C. area.

Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: The following criteria will be used to determine the eligibility of those applying for DOE CSGF. At the time of application, eligibility will apply to:
-Undergraduate seniors
-Applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school
-First-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree)
-During the fellowship period, fellows are required to be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an accredited U.S. college or university and conduct research in areas of interest to the DOE. The summer should be spent conducting full-time research related to the completion of one’s degree program, enrolled in classes or on a practicum assignment.
-This equal opportunity program is open to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability or national origin.

Nationality: US applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement: Entrance Requirement- Applicants must have completed undergraduate level.

Test Requirement : There is no minimum GPA or GRE. The research statements, program of study, reference letters, transcripts, GRE and GPA are important parts of this competitive fellowship and reviewers consider them all.

Graduate Fellowship

Supporting Material: Transcripts: Request an official transcript from each university or college you have attended, including your current fall transcript. Have transcripts mailed directly to the Krell Institute.
-GRE: Request that your GRE scores be sent to the Krell Institute, code 6343, and department code 5199.
-PRA: If you are a Permanent Resident Alien (PRA), you must send a copy of the front and back of your PRA card to the Krell Institute as a requirement of the application.
-References: We recommend that you use the link within our online system to notify references of your request for letters. The system will send your references an email with a link to our online system where they can submit a letter. Alternatively, you can download either a PDF or MSWord version of the reference form for their use.
-Program of Study: Generate your Program of Study (POS) with your graduate advisor’s assistance. If you cannot get a graduate advisor at your preferred institution to review your POS, ask your current advisor to help you generate and approve the proposed POS. You will be required to check a box on the final submission page that confirms that both you and your advisor approve of the POS before you are able to press the “Final Submission” button. An email will be sent to your advisor, once you submit your application, with the list of submitted coursework. If you are chosen for a fellowship, you and your advisor will be asked to sign the POS and return it to the Krell Institute.

How to Apply: Apply online, using the online application mode.

Application Form Link

Application Deadline: Applications will close on January 18, 2017.

Scholarship Link

$2500 McGraw-Hill Education Scholarships

Developmental educators support an often-underserved population by providing adult students with the essential academic and learning skills. With a renewed national focus on improving college retention and graduation rates, strong developmental education programs have become essential. Today’s developmental educators face significant challenges from economic conditions, budget constraints, low completion rates, and students entering college unprepared for coursework.

To help support the growing community of developmental educators in the U.S., McGraw-Hill Education is pleased to once again team-up with The Kellogg Institute at the National Council for Developmental Education (NCDE) to offer the McGraw-Hill Education Developmental Educator Scholarship. This year two Scholarships will be awarded to experienced reading and writing instructors who demonstrate a commitment to the scholarship and best practices of developmental education. Applicants should be involved in the development, planning, or implementation of redesign models and incorporating technology in the classroom in order to increase student success.

Scholarship winners will receive funding to attend the 2016 Kellogg Institute on July 16-29 in Boone, North Carolina. Each recipient will be awarded $2,500 to help cover Institute fees, room and board, and travel expenses. Winners will be announced at the 2016 National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) conference. Eligible applicants will need to complete submission documents and also submit a 1-3 page letter describing how receiving the scholarship and attending the Kellogg Institute will improve the quality of developmental education practices on his or her campus. All applications for the McGraw-Hill Developmental Educator Scholarship must be received no later than January 19, 2016.

The Kellogg Institute for the Certification of Adult and Developmental Educators is the nation’s longest running advanced training program for developmental educators and learning skills specialists. The Institute’s seminars address the most current issues and methods in the field and are designed to enhance practitioners’ knowledge and improve their own developmental or learning assistance programs.

For details on eligibility and the application process visit www.ncde.appstate.edu/kellogg.

Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest 2016

Calling All High School Seniors!

Need money to help with college expenses? Passionate about litter prevention in your community? Enter the 2016 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest for a chance to win a $6,000 grand prize scholarship or one of two $2,000 scholarship awards!

Sponsored by Forestar, the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their schools and communities and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative. Scholarships are awarded based on student essays submitted with applications.

Applications must be received by online submission or postmarked by March 26, 2016, midnight (CST).

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PayScale Scholarship 2017

PayScale is proud to announce their latest scholarship, aimed at helping students who are interested in obtaining a college degree related to Business or Human Resources.

This scholarship, focused on how people in HR will change the workforce in the future, is based on PayScale’s own beliefs that salary, and the compensation process in general, should be modern, transparent and fair.

Course Level: Scholarship is offered to both current and college-bound high school seniors.

Study Subject: Scholarship is available to students who are interested in obtaining a college degree related to Business or Human Resources.

Scholarship Award: A scholarship award of $2,000 to two individuals.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • The annual scholarship award is for two (2) students enrolled in an associate, bachelor’s or graduate level program in a business or human resources related major. College-bound high school seniors who plan to major in human resources are also encouraged to apply. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted.
  • Employees of PayScale and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must complete the official application, which includes one 300-to 500-word essay on the selected topic and agree to terms of the Official Scholarship Award Agreement on the last section of the application.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded to two students who meet the selection criteria, as determined by PayScale, and writes the most compelling essay on the selected topic as judged by a panel of PayScale employees and/or representatives selected by PayScale.

Nationality: US and Canadian student are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The annual scholarship award is for two (2) students enrolled in an associate, bachelor’s or graduate level program in a business or human resources related major. College-bound high school seniors who plan to major in human resources are also encouraged to apply. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted.

International Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline May 30, 2017.

Scholarship Link