Monday, January 31, 2011

University of Nottingham, UK: Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship 2011 for Applicants from Developing Countries

Scholarship Description:
Launched in 2001, Developing Solutions is The University of Nottingham’s flagship scholarship programme for students pursuing master studies. It is targeted at students from developing countries and uses a variety of internal and external sources to offer one of the most attractive scholarship packages in the country.

The scholarships are aimed at Masters level courses in the broad areas of environment, food, health, science and technology – those most likely to enhance progress in developing countries.

Through Developing Solutions, the University offers a range of full and partial scholarships, from 50 per cent up to 100 per cent of the tuition fee, as well as stipend awards

There are 105 scholarships; 30 awards of 100 per cent of the tuition fee and 75 awards of 50 per cent of the tuition fee.

One full tuition fee scholarship is also available for a student from Africa for the MSc in Crop Improvement in the School of Biosciences.

Deadline: April 6, 2011

Eligibility requirements:

  • are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India or one of the countries of the Commonwealth listed below* AND

  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes AND

  • already hold an offer to start a full-time Masters degree programme (including MRes) at Nottingham in 2011

To qualify for this scholarship you must:

  • be classed as an overseas student for fees purposes, and

  • hold an offer to start a full-time Masters degree programme (including MRes)

Eligible courses:
All courses in the Department of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science. Additionally some courses in the School of Geography, the Institute for Science & Society, the Institute of Work, Health & Organisations and courses allied to Operations Management in the Business School.

*Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa

Further Details:

Scholarship Spotlight: Scholarship for African Students pursuing Postgraduate Program in UK

Scholarship: Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust Scholarship

University: University of Birmingham, UK

Study Subject: Many

Scholarship Description:
For over a century the University of Birmingham has been recognized as one of the world’s leading universities for the quality of our teaching and research. They attract students of the highest caliber from around the world and have been welcoming international students to the University for over 100 years.
  • Applicants should have an excellent academic background obtaining a good 2:1 equivalent bachelors degree as a minimum.

  • Applicants should also demonstrate excellence in an area of their life. This might be outstanding academic achievement, exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities (such as sport, music, managing events or societies) or significant achievement gained either in their working life or through volunteering and service to others.

  • Applicants must also outline the contribution they will make to the University of Birmingham as a student and what they expect to gain from studying there.

There will be up to four scholarships each worth £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees. These awards are available to students who are both nationals of and domiciled within a country in Africa.

Eligibility :
In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • be overseas for fee purposesbe both a national of and domiciled within a country in Africa

  • have applied for a one year full time masters course and have been issued with a student id number

  • Any application received without an id number will not be considered

  • Must not be in receipt of a full fee scholarship from any other source

  • Have made adequate financial provision to study in the UK.

For information on living costs please see:

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 27th 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application:

Scholarship Spotlight: Westminster College, Utah (U.S.) offers Scholarships for International Students

Westminster College offers the following scholarships and programs to international students, including first-time freshmen and transfer students:

Exemplary Achievement Award:
Deadline: February 11, 2011
$25,000 a year award available to both first-year and transfer students. Special consideration is given to students who’ve surmounted personal hardships, disability or other disadvantages. The application is available at:

Merit Scholarships:
Rolling Deadline; Priority Deadline is April 15, 2011
All undergraduate applicants are automatically considered for a Merit Scholarship once they are admitted. Scholarships for transfer students range from $5,000 to $10,000, and scholarships for first-time students range from $6,000 to $14,000.

Westminster College is a small liberal-arts school in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a close-knit community and hands-on learning style, Westminster offers a unique environment for learning. Westminster supports international students with the WESLI institute, providing advanced academic-English courses and a semester to adjust to life in the USA.

For more information about international admissions:
If you have questions, contact admissions:
Phone: 1-800-748-4753.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monsanto Offers Agriculture Scholarships for International Students 2011

Monsanto offers a variety of scholarships to recognize, reward and encourage students to continue their education in agriculture-related fields. Monsanto is an agricultural company, which applies innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more. The organization helps farmers grow yield sustainably so they can be successful, produce healthier foods, better animal feeds and more fiber, while also reducing agriculture's impact on our environment. Driven by the desire to actively support expanding development of future industry leaders, Monsanto seeks out exceptional students who have long-term career interests in agriculture.

The following are the two major Monsanto sponsored scholarships:

Monsanto Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Number of scholarships: 100
Eligibility: Must be a high school senior from a farm family with above-average academic record, and plan to enroll as a full-time student in an agriculture-related academic major at an accredited school.

DEKALB® Ag Youth Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Number of scholarships: 10
Eligibility: Available to both high school and collegiate students who are pursuing agricultural-related degrees and demonstrate strong leadership skills and community involvement.

Application Deadline:
February 15, 2011

How to apply:
To Apply for either scholarship, applicants must submit application for the 2011 Scholarship Application on the National FFA Organization's website.
FFA membership is not required to be eligible for both scholarship programs.

For more information about Monsanto scholarships visit: Monsanto Agriculture Scholarship Page:

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Scholarship Spotlight: The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Full Scholarships Available

About the Global Health Scholarships:
Baltimore, Maryland: In an effort to further the educational component of our mission, the Center for Global Health supports students who exhibit outstanding academic records and a strong desire to pursue global health careers. Each year, eight or nine scholarships are awarded to incoming MPH, MHS, and MS students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The scholarships are awarded through a competitive process and are open to all domestic and international students. The scholarship covers full tuition for the 11-month MPH program and for one year of a two-year MHS or MS program.

Applying for a Global Health Scholarship:
There is not a separate application for the Global Health Scholarship. Instead, all admitted students into the Bloomberg School of Public Health are considered for the award. You can only be awarded the scholarship as a new student; returning students are not eligible. If you wish, you may mention your desire for the scholarship in your admissions essay.

To learn more about applying to the Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Scholarship Spotlight: Chinese Government Scholarship Program 2011-12 for International Students; partial to full scholarships

Scholarship Details:
Chinese Government Scholarship program is established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between Chinese government and governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars. MOE entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to manage the recruitment and carry out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programs.

Criteria & Eligibility:
1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens and in good health.
2. Education background and age limit:
- Applicants for undergraduate program must have senior high school diploma with good academic performance and be under the age of 25.
- Applicants for master’s degree program must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.
- Applicants for doctoral degree program must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.
- Applicants for Chinese training program must have senior high school diploma and be under the age of 35, Chinese language is the only subject available.
- Applicants for general scholar program must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and be under the age of 45, all subjects besides Chinese language are available.
- Applicants for senior scholar program must have master’s degree or above, or hold academic titles of associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.

Application Details:
Applicants shall apply to Chinese diplomatic missions or dispatching authorities between January and April every year. Applicants may contact the above authorities for deadlines for application.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2011

For further information:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Scholarship Spotlight: Australia’s Endeavour Awards: competitive, merit-based scholarships

Awards Description:
The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government`s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.

The Endeavour Awards aim to:

  • Develop on-going educational, research and professional linkages between individuals, organizations and countries;

  • Provide opportunities for high achieving individuals from Australia and overseas to increase their skills and enhance their global awareness;

  • Contribute to Australia`s position as a high quality education and training provider, and a leader in research and innovation;

  • Increase the productivity of Australians through an international study, research or professional development experience.

The Endeavour Awards are a part of the Australia Awards initiative which was announced by the Government in November 2009. The Australia Awards have been established to maximize the benefit to Australia of its extensive scholarship programs, and to support enduring ties between Australia and our neighbors.

Participating Countries (International Applicants): Both developed and developing countries

Summary of Endeavour Awards:
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards: Up to $228,500 (PhD) and $118,500 (Masters)
Endeavour Research Fellowships: Up to $23,500
Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships: Up to $23,500
Endeavour Research Fellowships for Indigenous Australians: Up to $23,500
Endeavour Europe Awards: Up to $38,500
Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards: Up to $119,500
Endeavour Executive Awards: Up to $18,500

Preparing your Application:
Applications should be submitted through Endeavour Online, the online system which allows applicants to enter their personal details and information on their proposed program, and to upload the required supporting documentation.

The online application form is only accessible between 1 December and 31 January. Please refer to section 1.8 for additional information regarding accessing the online application system.

Applicants who do not have internet access may request a hard-copy application form by emailing indicating in their email the reasons why they are unable to apply online. Hardcopy applications must be received by the closing date. Late applications will not be considered.

Applications must satisfy the Eligibility Requirements in order to be considered by the Endeavour Awards selection panel.

Applicants should be aware that applications not received by the closing date will not be considered. Only applications that are submitted by the closing date will be assessed and applicants notified by email of the outcome of their applications.

Online application system:
The online application system, Endeavour Online, allows applicants to enter their personal details and information on their proposed program, and to upload the required supporting documentation directly onto the Endeavour Online system.

To apply online, applicants will need to go to the Endeavour Online system at: First-time users will need to register with the Endeavour Online system to create a user ID (the applicant`s nominated email address and password). Once registered, applicants may create a new application or continue working on an existing application.

New applications will be allocated a unique application number. This application number should be referred to in any correspondence with DEEWR.

A Step by Step Guide to using the Endeavour Online Application System may be found at: .

For more information:

If you require more information regarding the Endeavour Awards, please visit the Endeavour Awards website at: or contact the Endeavour Awards Management Team at:

Scholarship Spotlight: International Student Merit Scholarships – Ryerson University, Canada 2011/2012

Scholarship Description:
7 International Student Merit Scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, will be awarded across all programs on a grades-competitive basis starting at 85% or equivalent (final admission average). International students who have attended a post-secondary institution (university or college) are not eligible for International Student Merit Scholarships .International students must have a valid Canadian Study Permit by the time they register in courses at Ryerson and must maintain their International Student (Study Permit) status for the entirety of their first year of studies (fall and winter semesters) in order to receive and retain their scholarship. A scholarship application is required. International Secondary School Student Merit Scholarships will be awarded to the overall best-qualified applicants. Decisions of the selection committee are final.

Eligibility requirements:
International applicants entering year one of a full-time, four-year undergraduate degree program at Ryerson in Fall 2011. Applicants must meet the following criteria and will be considered on a competitive basis. Enrolling in a post-secondary institution for the first time and have completed an application to Ryerson, via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) by March 1, 2011.Currently enrolled (full-time) in the final year of an out-of-country secondary school (or equivalent) and entering Canada with Study Permit authorization. Applicants must achieve first-class standing in the country-specific equivalent of the Ontario Grade 12U program.

Application form:

How to apply:

The last date to apply is March 1, 2011.

For more information:

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scholarship Spotlight: Barcelona Graduate School of Economics offers partially and fully-funded scholarships.

Scholarship description:
Thanks to the participation of a number of companies and institutions, the Barcelona GSE is able to offer a number of scholarships based on academic merit. These financial awards help the School attract the best and brightest international students and are highly competitive. A small number of teaching assistantships are also available to students in the Economics and Finance programs.

How to Apply:
There is no extra application for these scholarships. The student will find the relevant section in the application form.

Students are reminded that only complete applications will be considered. In the online application form candidates must provide the following attachments:

  • academic transcript
  • statement of purpose
  • curriculum vitae
  • proof of knowledge of English

Two letters of reference must be sent to Click here for more information on the application process. Please note that the selection process for all scholarships is handled entirely by the Admissions Committee of the Barcelona GSE.