CIEE “The World is Your Campus” Sweepstakes

The CIEE, Inc. is now sponsoring the “The World is Your Campus” Sweepstakes. The contest is open to all students who are enrolled in a two or four-year college or university since September 1, 2018, and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.

They’re giving away $1,500 toward summer ’19 programs and $3,000 toward fall ’19 programs, including internships – so 20 lucky students can go global in 2019!

Provided By: A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $60,000 In Prizes Available
  • Number of Awards: 20 lucky winners will be selected
  • Study Level: Two (2) or four (4) year college or university
  • Requirement: At least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2019.
  • Winners Announcement: For the name of the winners, available after June 29, 2019.

Who May Enter:

This Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico
  • Is at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry; and
  • Is enrolled in a two (2) or four (4) year college or university.

Application Procedure:

To enter, go to http://www.ciee.org/make-the-world-your-campus, find and follow the advertisement to fill out our online entry form from 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) on November 15, 2018, to 3:00 PM ET on May 15, 2019.

180+ Programs: Click here if college or university name not available

Award Description:

  • Summer 2019 Study Abroad – Winners who select summer 2019 study abroad on the entry form each will receive the opportunity to obtain a $1,500 discount off of an eligible summer 2019 Study Abroad Program offered by CIEE. (Total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of Grand Prize: $0).
  • Fall 2019 Study Abroad – Winners who select fall 2019 study abroad on the entry form each will receive the opportunity to obtain a $3,000 discount off of an eligible fall 2019 Study Abroad Program offered by CIEE. (Total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of Grand Prize: $0).

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Official Rules

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship in USA

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands

The program is open to all U.S. students who are a sophomore or junior-level college student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree during the academic year.

Provided By: The Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for study in fields related to the environment and to American Indians and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and tribal public policy.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Up to $7,000 each
  • Number of Awards: 50 scholarships
  • Study Level: Undergraduate in all majors and fields of study
  • Requirement: Essay
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: March 7, 2019

Who May Enter:

  • Are a sophomore or junior-level college student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education in the United States, pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree during the 2017-2018 academic year;
  • Will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree full-time during the 2018-2019 academic year; and
  • Are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Two-year college students may apply as sophomores in the semester before receiving their associate’s degree. You must have applied and/or been accepted to a four-year university as a full-time student for the following year in order to receive the award.
  • Udall Scholars come from all majors and fields of study. Recent Udall Scholars have majored in environmental sciences and policy studies, agriculture, political science, natural resource management, sociology, anthropology, American Indian studies, tribal public policy, history, English, theater, landscape architecture, and public health, to name just a few areas.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system: https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Apply.aspx

  • Application materials, including letters, transcript(s), and tribal or permanent resident verification, must be submitted electronically using the online application system.
  • You may submit up to eight applications. Four of your candidates can be applicants whose careers will benefit Indian country (the tribal policy and Native health care categories), and four candidates can be applicants whose careers will benefit the environment.
  • Beginning September 1, faculty representatives may register their students for the online application athttps://facultyreps.udall.gov

Your Udall application will consist of:

  • An 11-question application
  • Transcripts for all college coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to your leadership, public service and academic achievements
  • Additional documentation is required for applicants in tribal public policy and health care, and for U.S. permanent residents
  • An 800-word essay on a speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by either Morris K. Udall or Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your interests and goals. Essay: discuss a significant public speech, legislative act, book, or public policy statement by Congressman Morris K. Udall or Secretary of Interior Stewart L. Udall and its impact on your field of study, interests, and career goals.

Award Description:

  • In 2019, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.
  • The financial aspect of the Udall Scholarship can be used toward tuition, fees, books and supplies, and room and board.
  • It can be used to cover these expenses at an institution other than your home institution, with additional documentation.

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Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship at University of Nottingham, UK

Do you want to make a difference in the development of your home country? The University is pleased to announce the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships. Founded in 2001, Developing Solutions is the University of Nottingham’s flagship international scholarship programme for postgraduate masters courses.

The masters’ scholarships are open to all students who are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India, or one of the countries of the Commonwealth. Applicants must hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme (excluding MRes), at Nottingham for September 2019.

Provided By: The University of Nottingham is a pioneering university that provides an exceptional research-led education (TEF Gold), and an outstanding student experience. It is a public research university in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Scholarships are available for 2019 entry: 100% tuition fee, and 50% of tuition fees *
  • Number of Awards: Number of award numbers to be confirmed.
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Requirement: Must be a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India, OR one of the countries of the Commonwealth
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 22 March 2019.

Who May Enter:

You can apply for this scholarship if you:

  • Are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India, or one of the countries of the Commonwealth listed as – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
  • Priority is given to candidates who have not previously studied outside of their home country. Students currently studying in the UK are not eligible to apply.
  • Are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and
  • Have not already studied outside of your home country
  • Are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate
  • Hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme (excluding MRes), at Nottingham for September 2019 in an area of study within the (click each link below to see which faculty your school/department is in):
  • Faculty of Engineering,
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
  • Faculty of Science,
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Application Procedure:

In order to apply for an International Student Recruitment scholarship, you must have a confirmed offer of a place to study here that falls within the relevant academic year.

Once you have received an offer to study, you can apply for scholarships by logging into your MyNottingham account and clicking on the ‘Finance’ tab.

  • Applications should be made via the scholarships section of MyNottingham. Click here to log in once you have received an offer to study in 2019.

Award Description:

Scholarships are available for 2019 entry:

  • 100% tuition fee, and
  • 50% of tuition fees *

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for U.S. Undergraduates to Study Abroad

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The program is open to undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

The Gilman Program aims to work with students to make scholarship experiences a success. The program is offer opportunity for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad.

Provided By: The Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IIE.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Up to $5,000 each will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad.
  • Number of Awards: Over 2,900 scholarships
  • Study Level: Undergraduate
  • Requirement: Essay and transcripts
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: The online application is due at 11:59 PM Central Time (9:59 PM Pacific Time, 12:59 AM Eastern Time) on March 5, 2019, for summer application.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • An undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship;
  • In the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country or area and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
  • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System. However, certain locations within these countries or areas may be designated within the Travel Advisory as either “Do not travel to” (Level 4) or “Reconsider travel to” (Level 3) locations, as such; students will not be allowed to travel to these specific locations. Moreover, students are not eligible to apply for programs in a country or area with an overall Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system: https://gilmanapplication.iie.org/Applicant/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fApplicant%2f

  • Online application which includes uploading transcripts (either official or unofficial).
  • Online certifications from the applicant’s study abroad and financial aid advisor.

Required Documents:

There are two essays required as part of the Gilman Scholarship application: the Statement of Purpose Essay and the Follow-on Service Project Proposal. For those applying for a Critical Need Language Award, an additional essay is required.

Award Description:

  • Recipients can only receive the scholarship once.
  • Over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad.
  • Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.
  • Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000.
  • This award is competitive and offered to a limited number of Gilman scholars each year.
  • Not all students who are studying these languages will receive $8,000.
  • In addition to receiving additional funds for language study, students who are awarded the Critical Need Language Award and complete their Gilman Scholarship requirements will be offered the opportunity to take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

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MPhil/PhD Postgraduate Research Scholarships for UK, EU, and International students

Birkbeck’s School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy will award up to six fully funded Postgraduate Research Scholarships for 2019/20. These scholarships are for PhD projects related to the research interests and expertise of the School’s six constituent departments.

The scholarship awards will include a fee waiver up to the value of the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees (£4260 in 2018/9), in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (£16777 in 2018/9, including London Weighting); pro rata in the case of a part-time award.

Postgraduate research students receive support and training from their departments and the Birkbeck Graduate Research School and participate in the academic life of the College.

Provided By: Birkbeck, University of London is a world-class, research-intensive institution that ranks among the UK’s leading universities. Research in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy is notable for its collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative nature. Their dynamic doctoral community is home to more than 200 students, supervised by award-winning scholars at the cutting edge of their fields.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Six fully funded scholarships
  • Study Level: Postgraduate Research
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: Friday 8 March 2019

Who May Enter:

  • This competition is primarily open to new Home/EU and International students who are applying for a full-time MPhil/PhD place in the departments listed above.
  • Applications for part-time study will also be considered, at an appropriate pro-rata rate and extended duration.
  • Students who are currently enrolled on MPhil/PhD degrees within the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy will only be considered for the research scholarships under exceptional circumstances.
  • Awards may be made for full-time or part-time study (pro rata) and to Home, EU or International students (the fee-waiver is capped at Home/EU rate).
  • Candidates will normally possess at least an upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent, and a Masters Degree or equivalent.

The School welcomes applications from outstanding students on projects that speak to the research interests and expertise of its constituent Departments:

Application Procedure:

To participate, apply by completing the Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form and returning it to the respective Administrator in the Department to which you are applying.

Required Documents: Please send a brief supporting e-mail outlining these exceptional circumstances when you submit this form.

Award Description:

  • The competition will be decided on the basis of academic merit.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in late Spring 2019, to be taken up in the 2019/20 academic year; they will be tenable for up to 3 years (subject to the holder making satisfactory performance, as assessed through the College’s regular structures for reviewing the performance of doctoral students).

Please note that in order to apply for funding, prospective students must complete an application for a place at Birkbeck on an MPhil/PhD programme offered by one of the Departments listed above, either before, or at the same time as, applying for funding. Your application for a scholarship will not be considered if you have not applied for an MPhil/PhD programme.

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Google Hash Code Programming Competition for Worldwide Students and Professionals

Think you could optimize the layout of a Google Data Center? How about scheduling a fleet of drones to make deliveries around the world? Tackle an engineering problem from Google during Hash Code team programming competition.

Hash Code is a team programming competition, organized by Google, for students and professionals around the world. You pick your team and programming language and they pick an engineering problem for you to solve.

This year’s contest kicks off with an Online Qualification Round, where your team can compete from wherever you’d like, including from one of their Hash Code hubs. Top teams will then be invited to a Google office for the Final Round.

Google’s team-based programming competition, Hash Code, allows you to share your skills and connect with other coders as you work together to solve a problem modeled off a real Google engineering challenge!

Provided By: Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $7000
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Study Level: Any
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: February 25, 2019, at 23:59 UTC

Who May Enter:

  • International students and professionals of all skill levels who are at least 16 years old.
  • To compete in the Hash Code, you must form a team of two to four people. Before forming a team, all team members must register individually for the Hash Code.
  • Each Contest is void in Crimea, North Korea, Quebec, Syria, and where prohibited by law.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use online registration during the submission period online system: https://codingcompetitions.withgoogle.com/hashcode/register

  • Participants must compete in a group of two, three, or four members (each group referred to as a Team).
  • A participant can only participate on one (1) Team during the HC Contest.
  • There is no fee to participate in the competition.

Award Description:

Hash Code Cash Prizes. You may be eligible to receive one of the following cash prizes if you advance to, attend, and compete in the Final Round of Hash Code. The prize money specified reflects the amount each person on the winning Team will receive.

Team Rank – Prize Money Per Participant

  • 1st Place $4,000 USD
  • 2nd Place $2,000 USD
  • 3rd Place $1,000 USD

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If you have a question, you can email at hashcode@google.com.

Google Summer of Code Program for Worldwide Applicants

Google Open Source is proud to announce Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019 – the 15th year of the program! They look forward to introducing the 15th batch of student developers to the world of open source and matching them with open source projects.

Spend your summer break writing code for an open source software project! Accepted students work with a mentor and become a part of the open source community. Many become lifetime open source developers!

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3-month programming project during their break from school.

As a part of Google Summer of Code, student participants are paired with a mentor from the participating organizations, gaining exposure to real-world software development and techniques. Students have the opportunity to spend the break between their school semesters earning a stipend while working in areas related to their interests.

In turn, the participating organizations are able to identify and bring in new developers who implement new features and hopefully continue to contribute to open source even after the program is over. Most importantly, more code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

Key Details:

  • Study Level: Google Summer of Code is open to university students, age 18 and older in most countries.
  • Submission Categories: Organizations and Students
  • Application Deadline: February 7, 2019, at 01:30 for Organizations. April 9, 2019, 23:30 for Students.
  • Winner Announcement: Organization- February 27, 2019, and Students- May 6, 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible, both organization and student must meet all the following criteria:

Organization Eligibility

  • Mentor organizations must run an active open source or free software project.
  • Have produced and released software under an OSI approved license.
  • Must not be based in a country currently embargoed by the United States.
  • If you are an open source project interested in learning more. Visit the program site and read the mentor guide to learn more about what it means to be a mentor organization and how to prepare your community and your application. Google welcomes all types of organizations – large and small – and are eager to involve first-time projects. Each year, about 20% of the organizations we accept are completely new to GSoC.

Student Eligibility

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of registration.
  • Must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs, and undergraduate programs as of the GSoC Student Acceptance Date (May 6, 2019).
  • Must be eligible to work in their country of residence during the duration of the program.
  • Must be a resident of a country not currently embargoed by the United States.
  • If you are a university student keen on learning about how to prepare for the 2019 GSoC program. It’s never too early to start thinking about your proposal or about what type of open source organization you may want to work with. You should read the student guide for important tips on preparing your proposal and what to consider if you wish to apply for the program in March. You can also get inspired by checking out the 200+ organizations that participated in the Google Summer of Code 2018 as well as the projects that students worked on.

Application Procedure:

Google Summer of Code is great for organizations who want to help bring new developers into open source. Many sticks with the project they participate for years after the program!

To participate, Participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/get-started/

Students: Students contact the mentor organizations they want to work with and write up a project proposal for the summer. If accepted, students spend a month integrating with their organizations prior to the start of coding. Students then have three months to code, meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors.

Organizations: Open source projects apply to be mentor organizations. Once accepted, organizations discuss possible ideas with students and then decide on the proposals they wish to mentor for the summer. They provide mentors to help guide each student through the program.

Mentors: Existing contributors with the organizations can choose to mentor a student project. Mentors and students work together to determine appropriate milestones and requirements for the summer. Mentor interaction is a vital part of the program.

Check your responsibilities

Award Description:

  • Working online, successful student participants receive a stipend, enabling them to focus on their programming projects for three months.
  • Volunteer mentor help students plan their time, answer questions and provide guidance on best practices, project-specific tools, and community norms.
  • Students receive an invaluable learning experience, an introduction to the global FOSS community and something that potential employers love to see on their resume!

Applications for interested open source project organizations open on January 15, 2019, and student applications open March 25.

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