Finalists Announced for Spring 2018 ISV Magazine Scholarship

After intense review of nearly 300 applications, the team at International Student Voice Magazine is excited to share the finalists who are still in the running to be awarded a $500 scholarship sponsored by International Student Protection!

International students studying in the United States were eligible to apply for the ISV Magazine Spring 2018 Scholarship. The application process involved students writing an essay based on the topic of facing and overcoming challenges while studying in the United States.

“Identifying and overcoming challenges is always a big topic with our readers,” Carrie Circosta, Editor in Chief explained.”Anytime students can share their own experiences and provide advice helps instill hope in others not to give up on their dreams.”

The team at ISV Magazine reviewed all applications received and originally planned to select 10 finalists, however, decided to have 11 finalists instead.

“It was an intense decision to make,” Eron Memaj, Managing Editor shared. “There were a variety of experiences, as well as sound advice.”

The ISV Magazine team would like to sincerely thank all those who applied for the scholarship. We plan to have more scholarships available in the future, so please sign up to receive our newsletter and follow us on social media!

Please see the names, countries, and universities/colleges of the 11 finalists below. These students, along with their essays, will be featured in the spring 2018 issue of ISV Magazine. One of these 11 students will be selected as the recipient of the $500 scholarship. The recipient will be first announced in the spring 2018 issue set to be released in mid-late May and then on the ISV Magazine website in early June.

Ching-Wen Lin, Taiwan, University of Findlay

Claudia Brito Pires, Cabo Verde, Maryville College

Hien Nguyen, Vietnam, Grand Valley State University

Lea Lahoud, Lebanon, Virginia Commonwealth University

Franck Armand Munana, Rwanda, Maryville College

Nachiket Mehta, Australia, University of California Berkeley

Mariam Mushtaq, India, Wayne State University

Polina Durneva, Russia, Cornell College

Sirui Chen, China, Kalamazoo College

Youn Young Kim, South Korea, Harvard University 

Katherine Zacapa, Honduras, Maryville College

Thank you International Student Protection for sponsoring the ISV Magazine Spring 2018 Scholarship!

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