ISV Magazine Microscholarships


Scholarship amount: $100 (USD)

Number of winners: 12 (6 in the fall 2016 and 6 in the spring 2017)

Award timeline: We award $100 (USD) to six different international students during the fall and six different international students in the spring.

How does it work: A student can enter a chance to win by writing short essays answering questions asked by the International Student Voice Magazine team.

Who can apply: An international student attending a university/college in the United States on a F-1 or J-1 student visa. Students can be ESL, undergraduate, or graduate (master’s/PhD).

How do I apply: Type your essay in a Microsoft Word document and be sure to include a photograph of yourself. Then use the application form at the bottom of this page to upload your essay.

Microscholarship Timeline for Spring 2017

January 2017

Microscholarship #1

Question: What does it mean to ‘belong’ in a community? Do you feel like you belong at your university?

Winner announced soon! 

Microscholarship #2

Question: Can you describe a situation which you felt like you had to be an ambassador for your country to clear up any stereotypes or assumptions about your home culture? How did you handle the situation?

Deadline to apply is Monday, January 30 at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 

Need some inspiration? View our past Microscholarship winners! 

The U.S. Presidential Election is this November. What has been your observations so far about the election process and the presidential nominees? Click-Winner: Linn Katrine Bruseltten, Norway, University of Central Oklahoma

What has been your observations about dating/relationships in the U.S.? Is dating different in the U.S. compared to your home country? Click-Winner: Polina Durneva, Russia, Cornell College 

Name at least one thing that has surprised you about studying in the United States. Click- Winner: Carmen Diaz, Venezuela, The University of Pittsburgh

What do you feel is the biggest misconception about your home country? Click-Shastri Akella, India, University of Massachusetts 

What advice would you give to other students who are interested in studying in the United States? Click-Perseverance Sani, Nigeria, Murray State University and Danielle Goh, China, The University of Pennsylvania 

What is one thing you like about studying in the United States and one thing you do NOT like? Click-Aliya Uteuova, Kazakhstan, University of Maine

Do you find it easy or challenging to make American friends, why or why not? Click-Demi Vitkute, Lithuania, Columbia University

Microscholarship Application 

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