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Student in Ireland, for St. Patrick’s Day?

There might be times when, in Ireland, you’ll find yourself slightly bored, scrolling up and down your phone, swiping left and right, watching videos with cats meowing on rhythms of rap. But not on St. Patrick’s day, no.

On this 2017 St. Patrick’s Day, you have no reason not to hit the road and make the best of your Irish experience. Set as an annual celebration of Irish life, achievements and talents – of Irish people, all in all, this day is the day when… everybody is Irish. And here’s what the Irish do on St. Patrick’s Day, in Ireland.

1. Go green.

Multiple iconic buildings and venues from Dublin will be illuminated on Thursday, the 16th of March. To mark the beginning of a memorable weekend, that is. On the list of the greenest ones you’ll find St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Convention Centre, The Mansion House, The Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College, The General Post Office. And the list continues.


2. The prawn, the real show-stopper.

In the fishing village of Howth, The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival will be a real show-and-tell of appetising food sensations, including the renowned Dublin Bay Prawn dishes. During the evening, you will have fixed price menus, especially set for this festival, and if you’ll bathe your taste buds in that culinary ocean, you might wish to check out a few live cooking “how-to” demos and street demonstrations performed by local fishermen. The setting and seaside antics will create a panorama worthy of becoming a lovely postcard you’d send home.

3. Good sounds – music to our ears.

At The Sugar Club on Leeson Street, there will be an Irish music programme hosted by Donal Dineen waiting for you to put on your dancing shoes. Be there by 6pm, on the 17th, to learn about Nico Mulhy, Maeve Higgins and chat with other Dubliner musicians now living in New York.

4. Hey, where’s the treasure?

Discover Dublin by taking part in a Festival Treasure Hunt, that lasts for nearly 2 hours. Gather up to 4 uni friends, explore, know all the correct answers in the world, collect the right stamps from the participating venues and win lots of prizes (such as Carlingford Adventure Centre Skypark passes for 4, a rafting trip on Liffey for 7, and a Scubapass for 4 at the National Aquatic Centre). Oh, and as proof of your adventurous spirit, wearing a costume is preferable.


5. Dunk yourself in a burst of colours.

Ear-popping performances, outlandish shows and spectacles of grandeur – it’s what you should get ready for at the St. Patrick’s Festival Parade. Here, bands from France, Germany, the Bahamas, Switzerland and whatnot will join Ireland’s vibration to shake up the best of the Irish. Humming the lyrics of “Ireland you are…” is a must.

Over this long weekend, you can either soak up everything Temple Bar has to offer and ask O’Connell for more advice on what’s the fastest way to have fun in Dublin’s city centre, or, why not, head to Cork. Starting with the 17th of March, peppy, upbeat music and carnivalesque spirits will liven up at every corner: street performances, all sorts of fairs, 5K road races, culminating with one of the most colourful parade in the world.


Top tip: if you choose to swing by Cork, note that every St. Patrick’s veteran of fun knows that this is the place to be on this one of a kind day. A first-class rival of Dublin, Cork is home to… the shortest St. Patrick day ever, of only 25 yards from one pub to another. Workshops, food and crafts market accompany great sound and street shows, which you won’t want to miss. Sláinte!

Community Colleges: Think Global

International students seldom think of going to study at a community college. And that’s because there is this (sometimes) wrong misconception that community colleges don’t have a proper vision put in place for internationalisation. With this booming marketplace though, this will soon cease to be the case.

US community colleges

In the US, community colleges thinking of internalisation often run into challenges switched on by stakeholders, leaders and students altogether. Changing policies, plans and focal points from a national to an international angle involves hard work and, undoubtedly, big budgets, to say the least. Conform American Association of Community Colleges, more than 700 community colleges from within the US are legally entitled to enrol international students. Opening that door to the world would have an incredible impact on the country’s economy.

Conform American Association of Community Colleges, more than 700 community colleges from within the US are legally entitled to enrol international students. Opening that door to the world would have an incredible impact on the country’s economy.


But as simple as it may sound, doing so is not that easy.

The financial aspect is rather crucial here. On one hand, students enrolled at community colleges might not have the necessary funds to even think of study-abroad programs; and on the other hand, these colleges struggle to entice international students to choose them. On top of everything, it can sometimes be a matter of culture or lack of information: for instance, in China or Argentina, people haven’t heard of community colleges.

Dawn Wood, Director of International Programs for Kirkwood Community College, affirms that “effectively recruiting students requires a different model than if you are a large university in southern California or New York.”


It’s not all bad news though. In 2016, 9% (more than 95,000) of all international students have enrolled in Associate Degree granting colleges. Community colleges have more potential than we give them credit for.

Finding the right strategy, creating designated communities to support internationalisation, inviting the private sector to get involved, signing partnerships with universities, globalising the current curriculum – yes, huge tasks to add to a community college’s agenda. But the investment will pay off as soon as they embrace global programming.

Best Student-Abroad Programs to Try During College

Study abroad programs were once considered a luxury for many college students. Today, they a staple in creating a rich and diverse college experience. Although it is recommended to study abroad for any student interested in getting a master’s degree in international relations, diplomacy, or foreign language, study abroad programs are a way for all students to expand their personal worldview.

With hundreds of programs to choose from, how can you decide which one is the best for you or your degree? Below are some of the best abroad programs offered to undergraduate students and how to get started in them.

Council on International Educational Exchange

CIEE is America’s oldest study abroad program and was originally founded after WWII in order to promote international exchange and peace. With over 280 individual programs in 45 countries, CIEE offers a variety of options with all-inclusive cultural exchange activities.

The best part about is the vast alumni and professional development network that is offered to students who choose this program. If you’re considering a career in international affairs, this program will connect you with like-minded individuals who can support you through career resources, events, and local chapters.

Semester at Sea

This is one of the most interesting study abroad programs out there and is designed for the intrepid traveller who wants to experience the world quickly. Through this program, students are able to earn college credit while sailing across the world. Think of a cruise, but for college students. Semester at Sea will allow you to visit the most amount of countries in the shortest amount of time while also providing a quality education.


International Partnership for Service Learning

If you’re looking for a study abroad program that not only allows a rich educational experience and deep cultural exchange but also promotes service learning, IPSL is the program for you. IPSL was created to give students hands-on experience volunteering in a host country.

With academic programs in South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, students can pick a location that corresponds to where they feel called to serve in the world. IPSL also offers a graduate program in International Development and Service, which would be a great transfer for students interested in other foreign studies.

College Year in Athens

There are many programs available if you’d like to learn about cultures around the world. College Year in Athens is one such program, during which you can travel to Greece and visit both historic and contemporary monuments and sites in Greece and Europe. Your field trips will be coupled with courses during the week, and on weekends you can explore Greece independently. This is a great chance for you to learn about a different culture in a safe, educational environment.


Linguistic Horizons

If you’re serious about learning international relations and want to improve your skill in speaking a foreign language, there’s no better way than to immerse yourself in the culture. Linguistic Horizons offers not only the chance to study and practice Spanish in Peru, but also to have an internship there and experience foreign work first hand. You’ll work directly with local people in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in whatever form of participation fits with your major, from farming and irrigation for agriculture majors to teaching children and preserving cultural heritage.

Changxue Education

If teaching is more of your forté, why not go to China and teach English? While travelling around the province of Jiangxi, you’ll teach children English while learning Mandarin yourself. Not only will you be paid for your work, but accommodation will be also provided. If you’re curious about Asian cultures, love to work with kids, and want some experience abroad, this is a perfect choice for you. The duration of this program can be from one month to three months, making it a flexible choice if you want some experience over a summer or a single season.

Choosing a study abroad program can be a daunting task. The experience will transform your life and is important for your resume and graduation. These three programs are a great place to start looking for the perfect program for your personal and academic goals.


Special thanks to Dixie Somers for providing us with this article. Dixie is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband. You can contact Dixie on Facebook.

Europe: Cultural Differences You Might Bump Into

People around the world have different cultures that make them unique. When travelling to a far-off country, it is wise to acquaint oneself with its people’s way of life to avoid unpleasant surprises. This helps the visitor to adjust their expectations and know how to react when presented with unusual situations.

Below are a few cultural differences every student travelling to Europe can bump into easily.

What’s the story with the alcohol?

In many parts of the world, alcohol is highly regulated. There are specific drinking hours, age requirements, and alcohol vending establishments. When it comes to age, some European countries (such as Moldova and Georgia) allow 16-year-olds to drink without restrictions.

However, other nations (such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland) limit the type of drinks teenagers (16 years and above) can take. For a student coming from the USA, where alcohol consumption is only allowed for persons above 18 years old, this new found freedom can be overwhelming.

While a good number of European countries may allow youngsters to drink alcohol, most of them have stricter blood alcohol content (BAC) limits for drivers irrespective of age. These range between 0.02 – 0.05 compared to America’s 0.08.


Have a bite. Think again.

One of the greatest dilemmas in a foreign land involves deciding what to eat. The language barrier gets in the way. How do you order strange delicacies? For instance, foods on the menu with somewhat familiar names such as filet Americain or café Americano can tempt young travellers to think that they know the delicacy. To their shock, these terms mean nothing close to what one may expect.

The filet Americain, for instance, is common in Belgium and is raw beef puree! Who would expect that? Well, to avoid such instances, you can always ask for details before ordering to make sure you get what you expect.

The thing with the seasoning.

While one may be used to getting condiments for free in restaurants, in some parts of Europe, customers pay for everything they get – it could be ketchup, mustard, sauce. And they all come at an additional cost (this also applies to beer refills). But hunger is the best spice, which means that… when you’re hungry, all these small extra costs won’t matter that much.

It is a major shift from the American lifestyle where customers get refills for free, and drink till they are satiated. This makes it (sometimes) necessary for a student planning to study in Europe limit their condiments if they are to keep their expenditure on meals manageable. It’s not always the case, though.


Kilometres, kilogrammes and whatnot.

Most school syllabuses cover units of measurements. However, in some areas of the world students are used to imperial standards (pounds, feet, gallons etc) rather than metric units (meters, kilogrammes, litres). In Europe, they use metric standards. This means that, for an engineering student or a major in mathematics, one will need to condition their minds to use metric units.

Also, in all conversations, it will be necessary for students going to Europe to adopt metrics so that people will understand better. For instance, when you are telling your weight, it should be in terms of kilogrammes and not pounds, and the units of distance will be in kilometres and not miles (except for the UK). This is very important since it will cover every aspect of your daily life in a foreign European country. So, the earlier you adapt to the metric system, the better.

Sending a friend-request?

For students who are used to an outgoing culture where people easily interact with foreigners, it could help to note that some Europeans such as the Swedes are a bit reserved. They do not take it politely if you, for instance, are overly outgoing. Generally, people in Sweden like to lead private lives. This does not mean, under no circumstance, that you will not make friends, just that it might take a little longer.


It is expected for people around the world to interact differently. While this list covers only five European cultural “shocks”, it is advisable for you to research more on the specific country you intend to live and study in. This will give you better insights on how to relate with the locals without offending them or being offended.


Special thanks to Martha Simons for providing us with this article. Martha is a freelance writer and editor, fluent in 4 languages and she is well-experienced in marketing. Her goal is to help people around the world communicate more effectively and benefit from it. She currently works at Translateshark.

Why International Students Love Australia


For the fourth consecutive year, Australian universities and higher education institutions have had the same number of international students who completed their studies. A recent report undertaken by the Department of Education and Training Australia shows that 70.8% international students enrolled in universities have completed their studies in the 2011-2014 period, while domestic students reached only a level of 45% in 4 years’ time.

“International students seem to be great learners – given the numbers, but time is a big determinant in this equation.”

The CEO of The Australian Council for Private Education and Training, Rod Camm, says that “completion rates for overseas higher education students studying in Australia have been relatively steady over recent years”. International students seem to be great learners – given the numbers, but time is a big determinant in this equation. For example, internationals aren’t allowed to engage in part-time studies in Australia, which means that domestic students are more likely to be preoccupied with work while studying, hence having less time to focus on getting their degree.


There may also be numerous other elements to take into consideration when understanding the reasons why a domestic student hasn’t managed to complete his/her study in comparison with an international: did they get transferred to a different course within the same institution?

“When an undergraduate BA can go from $15,000 to $33,000, and a postgraduate MA from $20,000 to $37,000, is understandable why internationals buckle up and go the extra mile to complete their studies.”

The costs of studying in one of the most expensive places in the world can play a crucial part in why international students hang onto their studies. When an undergraduate BA can go from $15,000 to $33,000, and a postgraduate MA from $20,000 to $37,000, is understandable why internationals buckle up and go the extra mile to complete their studies. That’s why is important to understand that this report offers just an overview of the situation.

Read more about the possible reasons why the number of international students who have completed their studies at universities in Australia remained constant for 4 years now.

Freebies to watch for on campus


When you’re an international student, finding freebies wherever you can is essential. Knowing where you can save money will prove to be a great boon to your independent life. So, check out the list below for some things you may not have known are free for university students!


Colleges have amazing gym facilities for their athletes, any student with an ID can use them. If you check your bill, you are probably paying a facilities fee to use the campus gym. Therefore, think of saving money on a gym membership and go there. With close proximity to dorms and state-of-the-art equipment, you can stay in shape without spending a dime. Most university sports complexes even offer fitness classes from kickboxing to yoga, which is always great news: you won’t be tied to the same old treadmill routine.



No matter how long you put it off, you will have to do a load of laundry every now and again. Many universities offer free laundry to students living on campus and it is much easier to undertake this chore there than lugging your mountain of dirty clothes to a laundromat and at about $3 per load (if you’re lucky). This way you will save at least a few hundred dollars during your time in college.


Keep your eye out for posters advertising campus events with free food. Colleges understand that students are on a budget, which means that many events serve at least complimentary coffee and munchies. Club-sponsored events and dorm meetings are good bets for everything from pizza to ice cream. Staying engaged on campus can bring you more than just new friends, it can also mean free meals!



If you have a Starbucks on campus, head there to study for free drinks. Just order a “for here” cup of tea or coffee and you get free refills the whole time you’re there. This is a great way to get your caffeine fix for minimal money while getting work done without the distractions of your dorm room.

Extra Cash

Whether you offer tutoring, music lessons, or even group lessons, knowing how to make money on the side is always a good thing. You can also do a free unclaimed money search for lost money at your local bank or credit union to get some extra cash in a crunch.


End of Semester Cast-offs

It may seem weird, but at the end of the semester, take a look at the big items that people throw out. Everything from gently-used textbooks to electronics gets tossed out just because people do not want to move them back home at the end of the year. You can use the things yourself or even sell them for a profit. You can also ask your friends and neighbours for an extra help.

Now that you know about the freebies listed above, you are well on your way to saving money in college.


Special thanks to Eileen O’Shanassy for providing us with this article. Eileen is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking, and you can find her on Twitter @eileenoshanassy.

America: The Best States to Start a Business

Fancy having your own business after school?

The United States is a hotbed for private enterprise. America’s unique commitment to economic freedom has made the country attractive to entrepreneurial-minded young people, who believe they can make a difference. Many students from around the world choose the US as the host and incubator for their venture for exactly that reason. But knowing the best states to start a business isn’t as easy as it sounds.

It’s true that as a whole, America is quite friendly towards small business. However, this may not hold true everywhere in the country. International students and entrepreneurs may be surprised at how vastly different the laws in each state are regarding business and taxes.

Some states favour incumbent industrial giants or place a heavy regulatory and tax burden on small start-ups. Others may curtail the scalability of businesses by triggering regulations when the company reaches a certain size. If you are considering a business venture of your own, remember rule #1: location, location, location.

Here are a few of the best states to start a business:


With a population of almost three million and a steady GDP growth of 3.3 per cent, the state of Utah provides investors and entrepreneurs with the best opportunity to start and grow a business. CNBC named Utah the best state for business in 2016. The state is arguably the most pro-business in the United States with energy cost 19% lower than the average national cost.

The state only records the second best employment rate, with a 3.1% increase every year, for the past five years. About 58 per cent of the state are Mormons, and the state is robust with tourism sites, like the Bryce Canyon national park that attracts millions of visitors every year.


The state of Texas provides a tremendous opportunity for businesses because of its consistent competitiveness and huge population. With a gross state product of $158 billion, they provide one of the most friendly policies regarding infrastructure, the cost of doing business and innovation.

Texas also enjoys the profile of housing 109 out of the top 1,000 of the largest private and public companies in the world, including Exxon Mobil, AT&T, and Dell. Texas also has a low tax reputation, providing over two million people federal earned income tax credits in 2015.


The state of Colorado is another business haven for aspiring entrepreneurs. Over 38% of its adult population has attained a college education. So businesses have the advantage of hiring the most productive workforce anywhere in the United States.

Colorado also enjoys patronage from the federal government by hosting several federal facilities. This includes the United States Air Force Academy, North American Aerospace Defense Command and more.

North Carolina

For the past ten years, people have been flocking into North Carolina, thereby adding considerable value to their workforce. A business starting up will enjoy the opportunity of a reduced labour costs that are 11% lower than the national average, due to its large migrant population. The state also enforces policies that award tax credits and promotes entrepreneurial growth.

Apart from these four states, wanna-be investors can also consider Washington, Minnesota, Michigan and Georgia. These states have been rated by different media outlets for their strong workforce, low cost of doing business, infrastructure, quality of life, innovation and education.

Special thanks to Rachel Murphey for providing us with this article. Rachael is an entrepreneur and blogger on topics of personal success, fashion, business, marketing, personal finance, and health. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with her Associates in English, and from the University of Colorado Denver with her Bachelors in Business Management. She currently lives in Denver.

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Make your move to the dorms smoother


The big day is finally here: you’re moving into a dorm and away from your parents. It can be an emotional experience, but if you’re prepared, it can be smooth and straightforward. Here are some tips for navigating the move in.

Ship Your Car

If you’re going to school out-of-state or even on the opposite coast, shipping your car (if you have one) will save both time and gas money. Even better, before you ship, you can pack it up with all the stuff you think you’ll need for the dorms; it’ll save your sanity to know everything is all in one place. Talk to auto transportation specialists to see if this might be an option for your location.

Get to Know Your Roommate

You got a name, and maybe also a face, in the notice the school sent you about your new roommate. But who is this person that you’re going to be sharing space with? Don’t be shy about reaching out on Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat, or following them on Instagram. When you start chatting, it’ll be even easier to meet them face-to-face.

You’ll get to know where they’re from and if they have pets, and also start to get a feel for what kind of quirks they might have. You can also start agreeing about basics like who’s going to bring the microwave and who’s going to bring the iron. If you establish expectations going in, it’ll make resolving disagreements later in the year smoother. You might also gain a life-long friend.


Create a Packing List with Your Parents

Mum thinks that bringing a bathrobe and five sets of towels is a must. Dad thinks you should get a TV, even though you know you’re going to watch everything on your laptop. Check the college’s suggested packing list and have an honest conversation with your parents. It’s better to go with a less-is-more approach. You can always buy what else you discover you need later in the semester.

Know the Move-In Day Schedule

Every school has a different move-in process. Knowing yours backwards and forwards will make the move-in scramble easier on you and your parents. Don’t be shy to request the schedule if you don’t already have it.

Will you be assigned a move-in slot, but have to wade through tables of paperwork and school mugs to get there? Do you get to bring everything into the dorm yourself, or will you have a resident assistant helping you out? Taking the time to review this information will help you feel prepared.

Moving out on your own is a fun experience for every new college student. Having a good idea of what to expect on arriving is a good idea. Make sure you are packed and ready to learn!


Special thanks to Eileen O’Shanassy for providing us with this article. Eileen is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking, and you can find her on Twitter @eileenoshanassy.

4 Scholarships that Help Minorities Access Higher Education in the US

Access to higher education can be a financial challenge for anyone. Regardless of where you live, colleges are becoming more expensive, forcing prospective students to seek out alternative financing options. A scholarship can help pay for part or all of a student’s tuition.


The United Negro College Fund

Also known as the UNCF, the United Negro College Fund is one of the largest scholarship organisations for minorities in America. The organisation helps over 8,000 students annually graduate from multiple colleges across the country and awards over 10,000 scholarships every year to graduating high school students of African-American descent.

There are two types of scholarships given by UNCF, namely need-based and merit-based awards. A need-based award is given according to a student’s level of financial need, while a merit-based award requires that a student demonstrates specific educational, athletic, or artistic achievement. In most cases, students applying for these types of scholarships will need to first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure you stay aware of all deadlines for scholarship application so you don’t miss out due to incomplete paperwork.

The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Commonly known as APIASF, this scholarship foundation’s primary mission is to help students of Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds obtain a higher education. The organisation maintains a large network of colleges that actively look for minority students and solicit donations from major corporations like Wells Fargo.

Students can apply for a variety of scholarships offered by APIASF, including the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, APIASF General Scholarship and APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program. The general scholarship is a need-based award given to underserved students who live at or below the poverty level, are the first of their families to attend college, and have emphasised community service, leadership, and academic achievement.

To apply, students will need to complete the online student application and online letter of recommendation. Applicants must be citizens or national or legal permanent residents of the United States. Scholarships require a minimum GPA of 2.7 or have earned a GED, and they must apply for federal aid through FAFSA.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund focuses on helping Hispanic students of various nationalities attend college in the United States. The HSF offers Hispanic students a variety of scholarships to choose from, including the Greater Cincinnati HSF Scholarship and the Becas Univision Scholarship Program. Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000, depending on the scholarship chosen by the student. Scholarships are also broken up into categories based on current educational status. The HSF offers financial assistance to current high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students.

Similar to other scholarships, the HSF allows both students who attend traditional college and online degree programs to apply for aid. Prospective applicants must enrol in college full-time at an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

The American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund offers traditional scholarships to students of Native American background. Founded in 1968, the fund provides more than 6,000 different scholarships every year.

The American Indian College Fund sources financial scholarships from a variety of private and corporate donors, including Best Buy, Ford, FedEx, General Mills and more. Students are normally chosen based on educational success and community involvement, and can apply online. With these scholarships, students can enter an online master’s of higher education program or any other type of program they may be interested in.


Tips for landing a scholarship for minorities

Although there is a large selection of scholarships available specifically for minorities, there is also a large number of students competing for those limited awards. Scholarships can be a huge boon for students to help them avoid massive federal student loans. Need-based scholarships do exist, but students should do their best to reach the highest academic successes they can to improve their odds of landing a scholarship.

Take plenty of AP and other advanced courses and keep your grades high

High school students should take plenty of AP and other advanced courses and keep those grades high. Stellar ACT and SAT scores are a great way to increase your chances of standing out from the crowd. Don’t be afraid to get tutoring in your weakest subjects, and consider taking practice tests before you take the real tests. Also, be aware of the content on your social media profiles, as scholarship committees may actually find your accounts and use that information as part of their determination process.

Get letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation can also play a large role in the application process. Be sure to build strong relationships with those you would like to write you letters of recommendation. The teacher should be intimately familiar with your work and capabilities in order to draft the most specific and flattering letter possible. Also, give these teachers plenty of time to write the letters rather than leave it until the last minute. Usually, these instructors are very busy people.

Join a minority advocacy group

Minorities can improve their chances of landing a minority-specific scholarship by joining minority advocacy groups, such as the African American Planning Commission in New York. Beyond volunteering for one of these advocacy groups, students can also find other types of leadership positions in extra-curricular organisations to boost their case for a scholarship. Remember, competition is tough, so don’t assume that just graduating is going to land you a critical scholarship.

Scholarship application how-to

In your scholarship application, you may want to consider integrating the unique challenges you may face as a member of a minority group. Be sure to include concrete, real-life examples to personalise it. Showing your resilience in the face of difficulty could help bolster your scholarship case, especially if you are applying to one of the minority-specific awards like those listed above.

Choosing a scholarship can be a difficult process. Students should maximise potential by using a scholarship directory and applying to those that fit their educational goals and specific backgrounds, and they should be as prepared as possible, following all application requirements, in order to give themselves the best shot.


Special thanks to Anica Oaks for this well-documented article. Anica is a professional content and copywriter from San Francisco, California. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she’s used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her speciality.