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Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby StudentGuru » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 05:11:42 +0000

Hopefully I have your attention now - I wanted to create a post that addresses the question that we see a thousand times on our forums and that is:

1 - How can I get financiald aid?
2 - I want a scholarship, where can I get one?

We all know that finding funding to study at an international school is very hard - but posting message after message and emailing companies asking for financial aid and scholarships simply does not work!!!

What I want to do with this post is arm you all with information on how to go about securing financial aid so I am going to walk through the main steps you should be doing instead of just pleading or asking for money.

STEP 1 - International Loans
This area of funding will not apply to all international students, but if you do have access to a US cosigner then you can apply for the international student loan. This will provide funding for your time in the USA and is a great way to fund your entire education like most US students do!

STEP 2 - Schools that offer aid
Why not look for schools that offer more financial aid to international students than other schools? There is a great resource that shows you what financial aid schools offer to international students and you can use this for free at:
http://www.internationalstudent.com/sch ... rding_aid/

STEP 3 - Searching for Scholarships
The only way you are going to find a scholarship is to look for this on your own - a scholarship is not going to fall out of the sky and into your lap so do the groundwork. A few places you can start are:

http://www.internationalscholarships.com/
http://www.iefa.org/

These are free resources that are dedicate just to international students so take your time and browse the site - just spend as much time looking for all the possible scholarship options. If you need help on how to use these sites try this resource out:
http://www.iefa.org/resources/scholarsh ... _tips.html

The second place that you should be looking at is any search engine:
http://www.google.com
http://www.yahoo.com
http://www.msn.com

These are great tools to look for scholarships and you need to know how to search. To give you an idea, if you are an international student and are you are looking to study biology you might try search terms such as:
"international scholarship biology" or
"international student scholarship biology" or
"biology scholarship for international students"

You get the idea.....

The third place you should be looking for scholarship are the main domestic sites that run scholarship search for students in the USA. Although these may be geared towards student in the USA, you may find that some scholarships will not restrict you because you are in international student - the advice is to search and find out! Some sites you can look at are:

http://www.scholarships.com/
http://www.fastweb.com/

The fourth place you should be looking for scholarships are governmental and non-profit organizations that are set up to promote education and exchange between countries. To give you a few examples:

http://www.daad.org/ - promotes Germany
http://www.britishcouncil.org/ - promotes the UK
http://educationusa.state.gov/ - promotes the USA
http://studyinaustralia.gov.au/ - promotes Australia

Most of these sites give detailed information about financial aid for those countries so check them out to learn more about the requirements.

I hope this provides you with a good starting point - if you have any other resources that you use or advice for students please post them here!

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Postby Ru17 » Tue, 07 Aug 2007 09:25:30 +0000

StudentGuru,
this is such a good overview!

I would only add that when you choose the University check their funding sources...
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby truecolor » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:50:50 +0000

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Take some action! That's a great tip
Thanks StudentGuru a lot :lol:
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby onan » Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:33:25 +0000

Yes, I agree with StudentGuru about taking action. One of the techniques I make in finding scholarships is putting a &as_qdr=m at the end of the search result URL in google. What it does is show only the results that have been posted in the past month.

For example, Since I'm from a developing country, I would like to search using the keyword "scholarships for developing countries". I would enter this keyword in google. When google returns with the results, i place &as_qdr=m at the end of that url then I press enter. It looks something like this:

http://www.google.com.ph/search?q=schol ... =firefox-a&as_qdr=m

In this way, I can search for scholarships that has just been updated or had just opened. You can also search entries in the past 24 hours, week, 1 year. Whatever suits your needs.

If I may add, many people from developing countries are unaware of the number of scholarships available specifically for them. So in addition to the superb list that StudentGuru has made, I'd like to share websites that can help one find scholarships for developing countries:

http://www.advance-africa.com - scholarships for african students searching for scholarships abroad
http://www.scholars4dev.com - scholarships for developing countries
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby hamdardi » Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:40:29 +0000

I am entering a contest for a five grand scholarship. You have to paint a picture, I need some ideas for what to paint! Please don't say people!
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby Oksana » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 03:54:31 +0000

Thanks a lot for scholarship links!
But i tried to find some info to my options and there was any matches.
I am from Ukraine and plan to try Oxford University in 2010 (Experimental psychology) but im really newcomer to understand all system at once...
If somebody has advices or experience - i would be really grateful to all
oxana_taurus@hotmail.com
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Re: France SciencesPo question

Postby Jlucashome » Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:45:07 +0000

I do not havea scholarship question but saw alot of activity so I hope some one can give me help.

France and review classes for this spring, SciencePO admissions testing. I saw a few classes offered in Paris for Spring Break, our French exchange student wants to take a review class over spring break and we need to find a few options and I cannot find on line.
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby edix » Tue, 07 Dec 2010 08:52:17 +0000

hello.i am Milidji edoxie and i live in ivory coast.iam a student in mine,geology and petrole here.i need a financial aid for my school in canada,then, i have received a scholarship in WILLOW BUNCH COLLEGE,just i cannot leave over there because my parents didn t a lot of money to show at the embassy.All fees have been already pay by the manager of school,please contact me if know more about my asking.THANKS
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby facebook » Sun, 13 Feb 2011 11:54:08 +0000

That's a great tip , thank ImageImageImageImage
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby sangbmt » Fri, 22 Jul 2011 01:18:57 +0000

Great. useful for me. thanks a lot :P

 
 
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby winmanus » Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:19:25 +0000

onan wrote:Yes, I agree with StudentGuru about taking action. One of the techniques I make in finding scholarships is putting a &as_qdr=m at the end of the search result URL in google. What it does is show only the results that have been posted in the past month.

For example, Since I'm from a developing country, I would like to search using the keyword "scholarships for developing countries". I would enter this keyword in google. When google returns with the results, i place &as_qdr=m at the end of that url then I press enter. It looks something like this:

http://www.google.com.ph/search?q=schol ... =firefox-a&as_qdr=m

In this way, I can search for scholarships that has just been updated or had just opened. You can also search entries in the past 24 hours, week, 1 year. Whatever suits your needs.

If I may add, many people from developing countries are unaware of the number of scholarships available specifically for them. So in addition to the superb list that StudentGuru has made, I'd like to share websites that can help one find scholarships for developing countries:

http://www.advance-africa.com - scholarships for african students searching for scholarships abroad
http://www.scholars4dev.com - scholarships for developing countries



Thanks StudentGuru and onan for share !
It's all need ?
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby b.morales99 » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:21:20 +0000

Kudos for sharing!!!

With all the resources you posted what we all need is to take the big leap.
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby lekan4g4s » Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:33:27 +0000

Thanks guys for your generosity.
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Re: Stop Asking For Scholarships and Take Some Action!!

Postby Mia anderison » Thu, 14 Jun 2012 04:29:52 +0000

Yeah exactly a lot of people just say things but few of them imply them practically.

Student guru you really reflect professionalism here in this topic and no doubt your advice are always interesting to read.
U really think from the shoes of a student, identify the problems and give out the most appropriate solutions to it.

Your research and findings are really out class :)
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Re: France SciencesPo question

Postby lasily001 » Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:37:10 +0000

Jlucashome wrote:I do not havea scholarship question but saw alot of activity so I hope some one can give me help.

France and review classes for this spring, SciencePO admissions testing. I saw a few classes offered in Paris for Spring Break, our French exchange student wants to take a review class over spring break and we need to find a few options and I cannot find on line.


You seem to be good in your maths and score well in your SAT. That's good and full compliments for that. Getting good marks depends on making perfect plan for your approach towards your exam. Getting help from online tutors are a nice way to prepare for these entrances. They do provide a real time access to the course content and freely available practice sets help in gauging ones preparation. These are highly helpful.
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