Project Mars International Art and Film Contest

Scholarship Description

NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon and on toward Mars. When astronauts venture to Mars, what will they see? How will they feel? What will they experience? What will they do? Tell your story of NASA’s plans for Mars! In collaboration with NASA, SciArt Exchange presents Project Mars Competition given you a chance to tell the story of the human exploration of deep space.

Project Mars invites college students and early career professionals to learn about NASA’s deep space endeavors, including the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System rocket and deep space gateway concept, and create their visualization of what this expedition may look like.

Shoot A Film:

  • Bring your interpretation of NASA’s work to send humans to Mars to life through breathtaking cinematography, amazing animations, and state-of-the-art special effects.
  • You have up to 5 minutes to tell an inspiring story about a 9-month trek to the Red Planet, so captivating creativity is a must!

Make A Poster

  • Recruit brave astronauts for a daring mission, promote space tourism for the adventurous or depict the next generation of space systems that will transport new world explorers to Mars.
  • The sky is not the limit when you design a poster for the deep space journey, so reach out to infinity and beyond for creative ideas.

Provided By: SciArt Exchange is a 501c3 nonprofit, wants to change the world by bringing science and technology together with art to capture minds and hearts, engaging all of society in the future of space exploration and promoting scientific innovation and collaboration.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $25,000
  • Number of Awards: 11
  • Study level: College to early career professionals
  • Submission Categories: Film and Poster
  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Winners Announcement: October 2018

Who May Enter:

College students and early career professionals (an early career professional is one who has less than 5 years of experience in the film or graphic arts industry) from around the world are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure:

To participate, students must fill out a unique submission form for each entry. website submission system, which opens spring 2018.

Films and posters will be evaluated on the following:

  • Production Quality & Aesthetics
  • Technical Skill
  • Creativity
  • Story & Message of Final Product
  • Relevance to Competition Theme

Requested submission information will include:

  • Key Point of Contact for entry
  • School Name & Faculty/Staff Point of Contact and Contact Information (if applicable)
  • Each Team Member’s Name and Contact Information
  • Film or Poster Entry Title
  • Statement of Originality – 400 words or less. Describe motivation, storyline, and/or messages of art, etc. and provide credits for borrowed or heavily-sourced material.
  • Signed Agreement form for EACH team member. For anyone under age 18, the agreement must be signed by a parent or guardian. Preview the agreement.
  • Vimeo or YouTube links for film submissions -OR- 15 Mb maximum pdf for poster submissions

Film Specifications: Videos can be submitted as private Vimeo or YouTube links. Winning entries will need to be provided in the following settings:

  • Duration: 2 to 5 minutes
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Frame rates: 29.97, 24, or 25
  • Bitrate: 20Mbs
  • Codec: H.264
  • Sound Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio sample rate: 48 KHz
  • Audio bitrate: 320 kbps

Poster Specifications

  • Posters should be submitted as PDF Files optimized for on-screen viewing. Winning entries will need to be provided as full resolution printable files.
  • Standard on a sheet size of 27″ x 41″
  • Raster images may be used for poster elements. Images should be no smaller than 150 dpi. Pasteurized typography should be 300 dpi or greater.
  • All fonts should be converted to outlines prior to submission.

NASA Resources: You may use NASA images, videos, and 3D models in your projects:

Award Description:

Awards will be presented in each of the categories at both Film and Poster:

Film: The winning short film will be selected by a team of film and graphic design industry judges including Gareth Edwards, director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Three prizes will be awarded in the film category:

  • $10,000 Grand Prize
  • $5,000 Judge’s Prize
  • $5,000 Judge’s Prize

Poster: The winning poster will be selected by a team of film and graphic design industry judges including Joshua Gross berg, creative director of McCann New York.

Eight prizes will be awarded in the poster category:

  • 1 X $1,500 First Place
  • 2 X $1,000 Second Place
  • 5 X $500 Third Place

Original Website Link

If you have any question, contact by email at INFO[@]SCIARTEXCHANGE.ORG

World Youth Essay Competition

Scholarship Description

If you are an international student, you have a great chance to become a finalist in the World Youth Essay Competition (WYEC).

The WYEC 2018 is open to students from all countries! Every student is welcomed to submit their essay. Because, WYEC wants to encourage all students and gives them a unique opportunity to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most!

You have no time to collect your ideas, to be creative and to write your essay. There is no topic restriction and you are free to write about topics such as aspects of society, environmental issues, science and technology, global affairs, and more.

Provided By: The WYEC 2018 has been organized and coordinated by people from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and the International Youth Journal in order to give students around the world the opportunity to share their ideas.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $1700 & more
  • Number of Awards: 10
  • Study level: Any (high school to university)
  • Application Deadline: 31st March 2018, at 23:59 UTC+0 Time
  • Winners Announcement: 19, April 2018.

Who May Enter:

  • All high school and university students can participate in the WYEC 2018 international essay competition.
  • You have to be between 12 and 26 years old to participate.
  • The jury gives special attention to submission from these countries: Nepal, India, Germany, Thailand, Gambia, Philippines, Kenya, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, Zambia, Indonesia, Morocco, France, Brazil, Pakistan, USA, Ukraine, Egypt, Vietnam, and More.

Application Procedure:

To participate, students must their essay through the online system:

  • The essay has to be between one to eight pages in the English language.
  • You can also use pictures and graphics in your essay to visualize your words.
  • Submit your essay as PDF file (preferred).
  • The WYEC 2018 jury judges each essay individually based on various criteria which may include creativity, writing style, knowledge skills and more.
  • The WYEC 2018 Finalists will answer three short questions towards personality and achievements: The jury selects the winners based on your essay and your personality.

Award Description:

The WYEC awards honor a variety of excellent essays from exceptional youths and students.

  • WYEC Grand Prize 2018: The overall best submission receives the WYEC Grand Prize 2018 of 1700 USD. The exceptional student that receives the WYEC Grand Prize will be invited to Germany for a special winner ceremony with all flight and accommodation expenses covered! In Germany, you will meet with current international leaders and professionals.
  • WYEC 2nd and 3rd Prize: The second and third best submissions receive the WYEC 2nd and 3rd Prize of 2018. The award honors your extraordinary writing style and your creative mind. The 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners will also be featured in one of the world’s most notable youth journals: You will be interviewed by journalists towards your motivation to inspire other youths around the world!
  • 10x Award of Excellence: The jury selects ten submissions for exceptional creativity, knowledge or language skills. You will receive the WYEC Award of Excellence to obtain encouragement and honor for your future achievements and professional career.
  • All Finalists: All finalists will receive a special WYEC finalist’s certificate with honorable jury notes.
  • All Participants: All participants will receive a WYEC 2018 participation certificate.

Original Website Link

If you have any question, contact by email at info[@]

Scholarships for International Students at Yogyakarta State University in Indonesia

Scholarship Description

The Yogyakarta State University is offering ninety-three (93) scholarships for qualified international students to study for undergraduate & graduate level for the academic year 2018-2019. The scholarship provides tuition and international student fees waiver.

The scholarship is offered for a maximum of 60 months period of study for bachelor degree, 36 months period of study for master degree and 48 months period of study for doctor degree, include of Indonesian language course and preparatory program.

Provided By: Yogyakarta State University (formerly IKIP Yogyakarta or Yogyakarta Institute of Teacher Education and Educational Sciences) was founded on May 21, 1964.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Tuition and international student fees waiver
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study level: Undergraduate & Graduate level
  • Application Deadline: Friday, 4 May 2018 (Registration is opened January 8, 2018)
  • Winner Announcement: 3 (three) weeks after submission

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Possess a high school diploma (Bachelor)
  • Possess a bachelor degree (Master)
  • Possess a master’s degree (Doctor)
  • Must be in a good health proved by an official medical statement from an authorized medical practitioner. (Bachelor, Master, and Doctor)
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries
  • Required Languages: English

Application Procedure:

To participate, students must create an account and register through the online system at Bachelor, Master, Doctor

  • Get the registration number and fill out the form with the name, phone number, email, citizens, passport data, and address.
  • Registration information containing registration code and PIN will be sent via email.
  • Use registration code and PIN to log in on the registration page.
  • Fill registration form and upload all required documents.

Recruited Documents:

  • Summary of the research plan (Doctor)
  • Certificate of English Portfolio Test (Bachelor, Master, Doctor)
  • Scanned High School certificate & academic transcript (Bachelor                )
  • Scanned Bachelor certificate & academic transcript (Master)
  • Scanned Master’s certificate & academic transcript (Doctor)
  • Scanned passport (personal data page only) or birth certificate (Bachelor, Master, Doctor)
  • Two letter of recommendation from former supervisors/lecturers/teachers (Bachelor, Master, Doctor)
  • Medical statement (Bachelor, Master, Doctor)
  • Portfolio (Bachelor, Master, Doctor)
  • Passport size photo (Bachelor, Master, Doctor)

Award Description:

Through their scholarships, the Yogyakarta State University provides tuition and international student fees waiver.


If you have any question about registration and admission, contact at cc, Sinta (+62 856 4390 9968), Alfa (+62 857 4774 5488)

SPIE Annual International Day of Light (IDL) Photo Contest

Scholarship Description

The SPIE Annual International Day of Light Photo Contest is being held to raise awareness about IDL and the vital role that light and light-based technologies play in daily life. The photo contest is open to people of all ages, both amateur, and professional photographers.

Provided By: SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $4,000
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Study level: Any
  • Application Deadline: The 2019 contest opens on IDL 2019, 16 May 2019, and will run until 16 September 2019.

Who May Enter:

The photo contest is open to people of all ages, both amateur, and professional photographers, except employees of SPIE and, their immediate families, the contest judges, and consultants/contractors of SPIE.

Application Procedure:

Digital photographs, photo titles, artist statements, and photo release forms must be submitted online at here

The theme of the photo contest will be – A World of Light: The Vital Role That Light and Light-Based Technologies Play in Daily Life.

Examples of content include, but are not exclusive to, artistic images that depict:

  • Various properties of light and how it interacts with the atmosphere, nature, and materials
  • Light technology such as lasers, LEDs, etc.
  • Images created with light technology such as telescopes and microscopes
  • People interacting with light and/or light technology
  • The betterment of the human condition with light

Photo Type, Size, Format, and Resolution

Photographs depicting the vital role that light and light-based technologies plays in daily life must be in digital format, suitable for public exhibition and printing at high-resolution.

All images must be 300 dpi or more and at least 3,000 pixels on the longest side. File size should be no less than 5MB and no greater than 20MB. TIF and JPEG/JPG are the ONLY accepted formats

Required Information

The photographer’s name, address, telephone number, email address, a title, and an artist statement must accompany each entry. The photographer’s affiliation is optional. The artist statement should include the subject of the image, the location, and date the image was taken, the equipment used to capture the image, any adjustments made to the image, a description of how it is tied to the contest’s theme, and any other interesting details about the photo.

Limit of Entries: Each person may submit a maximum of two (2) entries. The contest is limited to the first 1,000 entries

Award Description:

Cash awards will be presented as the following:

  • 1st Prize: US $2,500
  • 2nd Prize: US $1,000
  • 3rd Prize: US $500

Winning photographs will also be published in various SPIE publications, online, other printed materials, and displayed at SPIE conferences and exhibitions. Credit will be given to the photographer.


Have questions? Need more information? Email us at IDLinfo[@]

International Essay Contest for Young People

Scholarship Description

The Goi Peace Foundation organizes an essay competition on the theme “The Change I Want to Make”. This annual essay contest is open to all applicants from around the world who at least 25 years old or younger at the time of application deadline. The program is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity, and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development.

This program is an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Program (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The aim of the program is to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Provided By: The Goi Peace Foundation is a public benefit organization established in Tokyo, Japan in 1999. The Declaration for All Life on Earth is the guiding vision of the Goi Peace Foundation. It promotes consciousness, values, and wisdom for creating peace, and builds cooperation across diverse fields.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Total 150,000 Yen (approx. US$1,350) & 32 Certificate and gift
  • Number of Awards: 33
  • Study level: Any
  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2018 (23:59 your local time)
  • Winner Announcement: October 31, 2018 (Japan time)

Who May Enter:

  • All nationalities can participate from anywhere in the world
  • Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2018) in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 – 25)

Application Procedure:

To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page and follow the required steps.

Essay Them: “The Change I Want to Make”
What is the one thing you would like to change the most to make your school, workplace, community, country or the world a better place? How would you bring about that change? Please share your concrete ideas.

Essay Guideline: 

  • Essays must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, excluding essay title and cover page. Essays may be typed or printed.
  • Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
  • Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group. Please enclose a list of participants’ names, ages and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director.
  • Entries submitted by postal mail must include a cover page (free format) indicating the following: Category (children or youth), Your essay title, Your name, Address, Phone number, E-mail, Nationality, Age as of June 15, 2018, Gender, School name (if applicable), and Word count.
  • They can also accept hand-written essays
  • Essays are accepted in English, French, Spanish, German or Japanese only, since these are the only languages the contest organizers and judges can read
  • Your essay file should be submitted in either MS Word(DOC/DOCX) or PDF format.

Award Description:

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, a prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of February 2018) and gift … 1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, the prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of February 2018) and gift … 2 entrants
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift … 5 entrants
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift … 25 entrants
  • 1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony to be held in Tokyo, Japan on November 23, 2018
    and will receive the Minister of Education Award. (Travel expenses will be covered by the organizer.)
  • Additional awards (Recognition for Effort, Best School Award, and School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.
  • Awards will be presented in each of the categories at both the Junior and Senior divisions:


For further inquiries concerning the International Essay Contest for Young People, please contact essay[@]

Asure Software International Scholarship Program

Scholarship Description

Give your year a boost with the Asure Software International Scholarship Program. Asure Software is pleased to announce the launch of a scholarship essay contest to be awarded twice yearly for the fall and spring academic semesters.

The team at Asure Software is committed to supporting students in their educational path and look forward to contributing to the cause. Asure Software will select and award each winner a $2,500 (USD) scholarship.

Provided By: The Asure Software Company was founded on the premise—and the promise—that providing exceptional facility management tools can increase workplace productivity.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $2,500 each
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Study level: College or University level
  • Submission Categories: Essay
  • Application Deadline: October 1st and June 1st each year
  • Winner Announcement: December  1st and August 1st

Who May Enter:

To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or college located anywhere in the world. Relatives or friends of Asure Software employees are not eligible to enter.

Application Procedure:

To enter students must submit a 500-1000 word essay on the following topic:

The topic is creating a productive and successful workplace.  As the People Success Company, they are interested in insight from students preparing for the workforce. Choose one or more of the following topics:

  1. What do you feel employers are looking for in an employee? Explain what you think employers expect from their employees and discuss gaps in expectations.
  2. What kind of environment do companies offer today and what do Millennials look for in choosing an employer? Explain from a company resource perspective.
  3. What tools and/or environment would you expect a company to offer to attract you to their company. Explain what kind of environment you are you looking to work in and how you feel that is productive for both you and the company.
  4. What are the top decision-making criteria for you when deciding who to work for? Explain what benefits would make the most difference in your decision and whether office logistic design, workstation flexibility, technology Apps/tools make a difference. If so explain in what way.

To submit, email your essay as an attachment in PDF or Word format, including your full name, a personal bio, the school you will be attending, your major, graduation date and contact information to scholarship[@]

Award Description:

  • The winner will be announced on the Asure Software website on December 1st for the spring semester and August 1st for the fall semester. The winner will also be notified via email and then be awarded $2,500 (USD).
  • The scholarship funds awarded are to be used for tuition and books only. Once awarded, a check will be written to the recipient’s school of choice and credited for academic costs.


Any questions about the scholarship essay contest can be directed to scholarship[@]

Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship

Saving money is always a hot subject and you have a great chance to reduce your tuition fees. In order to help cover part of your tuition fees, Coupons Plus Deals is pleased to offer a “Save For Future Scholarship. This scholarship is open to worldwide student of all majors who are at least sixteen years old and is enrolled at around the world an accredited university or college.

Just by applying for this scholarship, you’re already off to a great start! The $3000 scholarship will be awarded to only one student from anywhere around the world to help him/her pay for their education.

Provided By: Coupons Plus Deals – a website which offers the latest coupons and discount codes for plenty of stores to help you get money off any purchases when shopping online.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $3000
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Study level: University or College
  • Requirement: An essay in PDF/DOC format
  • Application Deadline: December 31, 2019

Who May Enter:

  • The program is open to students of all nationalities and majors who are enrolled at an accredited university or college all around the world (US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam…) for the current school year with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited University or college.
  • Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years old at the time of application
  • Employees of Coupons Plus Deals, and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.
  • The scholarship program is subject to any country but where prohibited.

Application Procedure:

To participate, students must fill out the required form, including your valid personal information for notification through the given link:

As a part of the application, make an essay about how you can save money in your daily life. You should focus on saving tips. If your ideas are unique and helpful, you will get higher chances to win this scholarship.

  • Submit your essay in PDF/DOC format less than 10MB.
  • The language of your essay should be English.
  • The number of words should be between 600-1,000
  • Must be 100% original.

Official Website

If you have any questions or issues please email at scholarship[@]