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July 18 2008, ISSUE #081.

July 2008 Part I I

"Now I know that when I sow a Thought… I reap and Act…When I sow an Act…I reap a Habit…When I sow a Habit…I reap a character…When I sow a Character…I reap a Destiny…" - Samuel Smiles

  • **Dress for Success Tips**

  • **Get Your Dream Scholarship - Some Tips**

  • **How to Get a Scholarship**

  • **How to Write a CV**

  • **How to Write a Scholarship Essay**

  • **Tips on How to Write a Good Research Paper**

    A: Scholarships

  • Secondary School Scholarships - Hilde Back Education Fund

    Hilde Back Education Fund (HBEF) is a charitable community-based group registered under the laws of Kenya to provide education scholarships and other academic opportunities to bright children from poor families and disadvantaged communities.

  • Full Gates Cambridge Scholarships - University of Cambridge

    The scholarship programme enables outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study there. Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers tuition fees, £12, 250 maintenance allowance for 12 months, economical airfare from the scholar's normal country of residence to the UK at the beginning of their course and contribution towards the costs of supporting dependants at Cambridge. The scholarship can cover any subject; Graduate Study (e.g. PhD, MPhil, Diploma, LLM etc.) MBBChir Clinical Studies Degree MBA (Masters in Business Administration) Affiliated study (i.e. a second undergraduate degree) etc.

  • $12,000 Undergraduate Students Scholarships

    The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. All qualified men and women will be considered without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or handicap.

  • 10 Foundation Scholarships for Undergraduates

    The scholarships of £7,995 have been created to assist international fee-paying students who need to complete a Foundation Programme before enrolling on a University of Exeter undergraduate degree programme.

  • EarthCorps Local Restoration Global Leadership Opportunities

    EarthCorps brings together emerging environmental leaders from around the world to participate in an environmental service program. Benefits inculde a monthly stipend, accommodation, health insurance and travel scholarship of up to $500.

  • €10,000 International MBA Scholarships

    Nyenrode is offering a broad range of scholarships for candidates applying for the full- and part time Master of Science in Management programs and MBA programs. The scholarships are worth at least € 10,000 each.

  • King Faisal Foundation Scholarships

    King Faisal Foundation Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Muslim from any country to undertake postgraduate studies in science, medicine and engineering. The program covers two to three years of study and provides full tuition and a generous monthly stipend.

  • Scholarships at University of Westminster - UK

    Full and half tuition fee waiver scholarships are available to international students at any University of Westminster undergraduate degree who plan to proceed to a full-time Masters degree within the University.

  • Theological Education Fund for Women Scholarships

    The Theological Education Scholarship Fund for Women in the South provides for first degree or diploma studies which are done at a seminary or college in the home country or region of scholarship awardees.

  • Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries Scholarships

    A limited number of scholarships are exclusively reserved for participants from developing countries working in or wishing to engage in primary health care/public health or district-level health services. The full scholarships will include a 1 week preparation and 13 weeks HCMTC.

  • Steve Huckvale Scholarships for African Students

    The Steve Huckvale Scholarships are now available for international students born in an African country to study a postgraduate taught programme in the field of Engineering or Management. Each scholarship is worth £5000.

  • $10,000 Research Grants for Graduate Students in Kenya and Tanzania

    The purpose of the grants is to provide opportunities for post-graduate students. Preference will be given to applicants who are resident in Kenya or Tanzania and registered at a local college or university.

  • Geographic Society Grants - Research and Exploration Grants

    The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration. Grant amount ranges from U.S. $15,000 to $20,000 and awarded on a rolling basis.

  • Moabi Stipendium for African Botanists

    Applications are invited for Moabi stipend from young African botanists. The grant can be used for training, a study trip, cover the costs of travel and accommodation or the delivery of a publication.

  • Theodora Bosanquet Bursary For Women

    The Theodora Bosanquet Bursary is offered annually to women graduates whose research in History or English Literature requires a short residence in London in the summer. It provides accommodation in a hall of residence for up to 4 weeks and ther is no upper age limit.

  • Geoinformatics and Climate Change Scholarships

    Two funded research studentships are available at University College Cork. The studentship covers university fees at the EU level, and an annual stipend of up to €18,000.

  • Scholarships in Financial and Empirical Modelling

    The Trondheim Business School (TBS), is offering a Phd Scholarship of up to 340000 NOK per year in financial and empirical modelling of energy markets.

  • Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarships

    The Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarships will cover full tuition costs (AUD 36,000) of the three semester MIWM Program as well as Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the Program.

  • Full Postgraduate Degree Scholarships

    The Canon Collins Scholarships provide maintenance and tuition fees. The scholarships are for a postgraduate degree (normally a one year Master's degree) in either the United Kingdom or southern Africa.

  • DAAD Scholarships for Study in Africa or Abroad

    DAADscholarships are given each year to postgraduate students wishing to study for a master‘s or PhD degree. The DAAD scholarships can support students who want to study in their country (In Country Scholarships) or abroad and an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance will be paid for.

  • $10,000 Scholarships for Art students, Artists and Sculptors

    The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation aids art students, artists, and sculptors. Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers working in the following: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture.

  • MAB Young Scientists Awards

    MAB provides 10 young researchers each year with awards up to $5,000 in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. Priority is given to projects carried-out in biosphere reserves, on the theme of ecosystems and water.

  • Masters Scholarships in Law, Arts and Social Sciences

    Applications are invited for one-year Faculty Masters Studentships at University of Strathclyde. The scholarship covers full tuition fees.

  • Advanced European and International Studies Scholarships

    A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available for Master in Advanced European and International Studies (M.A.E.I.S). The subject areas are; International Relations, European Integration, Federalism, Democracy and Society.

  • $8,000 Junior Scientists Fellowship Programme Grants

    The grants are open to promising African scientists affiliated to training and research institutions in Africa who have shown the potential to undertake creative and innovative research in forestry in Africa, whether individually or as a team.

  • Senior Scientists Fellowship Programme Grants

    Grants of up to US$80,000 per project are open to teams of senior scientists who are willing to undertake collaborative and transnational research in Africa and there is no age limit.

  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program for Women

    The Fellowship of US $10,000 may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees. Women of any nationality are eligible for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program.

  • Two Biosafety Fellowships at the ICGEB

    ICGEB is currently offering two biosafety fellowships for a period of 3 years with an annual remuneration of 24,000 Euro per annum, and travel to and from the fellow’s country of origin, as well as medical insurance for the duration of the fellowship, will be provided.

  • Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellowships - UK

    The Visiting Fellowships provides a subsistence expenses of up to £1,800 per month, £3,900 spouse allowance for an accompanying spouse/partner, return fare for the Fellow and spouse/partner, £2,600 London allowance for the Fellow and up to £750 for travel within the UK for the Fellow for research trips, conferences, etc.

  • Journalism and Mass Communication Fellowships

    The fellowship assists graduate students in television journalism and the recipients work as assistants at the Adham Center for Television Journalism during the academic year. The fellowship covers tuition fees.


    B: NGO Grants

  • Think Tank Initiative Funding

    Think Tank Initiative invites applications from independent African organisations that are committed to using research to inform and influence social and economic policy. Core grants will be either a four-year renewable grant or a two-year renewable grant.


    C: Conference & Workshops

  • $5,000 Conference and International Meeting Scholarships - No deadline

  • CIDA Conference Fund - No deadline

  • Hayek Fund for Scholars - No deadline

  • Conference on Prostitution Scholarships

  • Open Architecture Conference Awards - 01 August 2008.

  • Women's Edition Travel and Seminar Funding - 01 August 2008.

  • Women PeaceMakers Conference Scholarships - 12 September 2008.

  • Travel Grants for Scholars and Graduate Students - 15 September 2008.

  • Travel Grants to Three Conferences in Africa - 18 September 2008.

  • European Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in Stochastic and Dynamic Environments - 05 November 2008.

  • African Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference - 15 December 2008.


    D: Upcoming deadlines

  • Ashoka-Lemelson Fellowship Program

  • Leiden University MA Scholarships - The Netherlands

  • Leiden University Scholarships

  • Masters and Doctoral Scholarships at Ritsumeikan University - Japan

  • Scholarships and Awards for International Undergraduate Students at Trent University Canada

  • Research Scholarships for Lawyers from Developing Countries and Countries in Economic Transition

  • PhD Studentship at University of Oxford

  • Moabi Stipendium for African Botanists

  • Postgraduate Research Studentship in Photonic Communication System Research

  • Bursaries for Undergraduate International Students studying Psychology

  • Higher Education Masters Programme in Africa Scholarships

  • King Faisal Foundation Scholarships

  • Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

  • Master in Maritime Law Scholarships - Lund University, Sweden

  • MSc in Environmental Engineering Scholarships - Luleå University of Technology

  • Design for Sustainable Development Scholarships - Charlmers University of Technology, Sweden

  • Coastal Zone Management Master's Scholarships - Gotland University, Sweden

  • Urban Forestry and Urban Greening Scholarships - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP)

  • Carnegie Mellon University - AusAID Scholarships

  • Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics Scholarships

  • LLM scholarships at Kings College London 31/March each year.

  • Worcester Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 31/March each year.

  • Information Sciences and Geography Commonwealth Scholarships 31/March each year.

  • MSc Community Eye Health & Opthalmology Scholarships, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 31/March each year.

  • MSc Corona Fellowships, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 31/March each year.

  • Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships 31/March each year.

  • Scholarships for the Blind 31/March each year.

  • Gordon R McCulloch Scholarship 31/March each year.

  • LLM Scholarship in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law - Ohio Northern University, USA 31/March each year.

  • Sustainable Housing Scholarships1 April each year.

  • ENS International Scholarships - France April each year.

  • African Guest Researcher Scholarship Programme 1 April each year.

  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 1 April each year.

  • Amsterdam Undergraduate and Postgraduate Merit Scholarships 1 April each year.

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships 1 April each year.

  • Associated Board International Scholarships April each year.

  • MSc Sustainability Scholarships 1/April each year.

  • African Guest Researcher Scholarship Programme 1/April each year.

  • Film Your Issue Global Competition 1/April 14 each year.

  • Master of Nonprofit Organizations Scholarships April 25 each year.

  • ENS Lyon Master Program International Scholarships April 15 each year.

  • University of Glasgow Commonwealth Scholarships April 18 each year.

  • Olive Stone Law School Scholarships April 25 each year.

  • National Geographic Society Grants - Research and Exploration Grants

  • EADB Graduate Scholarship in Development Studies

  • International Undergraduate Student Scholarships Deadline: May 1 each year.

  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarships Deadline: May 1 each year.

  • Refugee Academic Grants Deadline: May each year.

  • Sheffield Commonwealth Shared Scholarship May 2 each year.

  • Environment, Food, Health and Technology Scholarships May 2 each year.

  • Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine - Wellcome Trust May 7 each year.

  • Warwick Manufacturing Group Postgraduate Award May 9 each year.

  • Ireland International Scholarship Programme 9/May each year.

  • Scholarship for a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Engineering - Italy Deadline: May 10th each year.

  • e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships May 15 each year.

  • HIV/Aids Conference Scholarships May 15 each year.

  • MSc and Diploma Bursaries, Cancer Research, UK May 16 each year.

  • Birmingham Law School Research Scholarships - UK May 23 each year.

  • Lord Dahrendorf Scholarships - London School of Economics 23/May each year.

  • Hermes Creative Awards May 25 each year.

  • MediaTek International Student Fellowship End of May each year

  • Exxon Mobil Earth and Environment Scholarships, University of Leeds End of May each year

  • TBA Postgraduate Scholarships for African Students June 30 each year.

  • North-South-Dialogue Scholarship Programme June 30 each year.

  • Birmingham Law School LLM Scholarships End of June each year.

  • Equitas International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) Grants June each year.

  • Georgina Sweet Fellowship 31 July each year.

  • Visiting Fellowships in Commonwealth Studies Deadline: August each year.

  • Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships Deadline: September 1 each year.

  • Albert J Harris Award Deadline: September 1 each year.

  • Dina Feitelson Research Award Deadline: September 1 each year.

  • Acumen Fund Fellows Program October 24 each year.

  • Great Lakes of Africa Scholarship October 31 each year.

  • International Masters Programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science Nov 1 each year.

  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Nov 10 each year.

  • International Achievement Scholarship Nov 30 each year.

  • MBA and MPA Scholarship by Management - Institute of Canada

  • Five College African Scholars Program

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

  • World Press Photo Contest

  • International Leader of Tomorrow Award, The University of British Columbia

  • International Student Humanitarian Award, University of British Columbia

  • President’s Entrance Scholarship, The University of British Columbia

  • Scholarships for AgEcon Master Program

  • Research Dissemination Support Grant 15/January each year.

  • LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships - Sweden 15/Feb

  • Tourism and Hospitality Scholarships - Australia 29/Feb each year.

  • Warwick Postgraduate Research funding 29/Feb each year.

  • Environmental Studies Commonwealth Scholarship 1/March each year.

  • TU/e Talent Scholarship Program 1/March each year.

  • University of Edinburgh Shell Centenary Scholarships 1/March each year.

  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Graduate Scholarship Program 1/March each year.

  • International Enrichment Award - Michigan State University1 March each year.

  • Urgent PhD Scholarship for East Africans 14/March each year.

  • LLM scholarships at Kings College London 14/March each year.

  • The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) 14/March each year.

  • Scholarships for MSc in Environmental Technology & International Affairs15 March each year.


  • E: Internships

  • 5 ICRC Humanitarian Diplomacy Unit Paid Internships

  • IDRC Internship Award - Africa & Canada

  • Africa Advocacy Intern - Kenya

  • Africa Program Intern - Kenya

  • Environmental Health Intern - Kenya

  • Environmental Health Intern - Ethiopia

  • Young Professionals Program at the World Bank

  • Junior Professional Associates Program - World Bank


    F: Jobs

  • Mill Manager Position - Nigeria Closing Date: 18th July 2008.

  • Plantation Estate Manager - Nigeria Closing Date: 18th July 2008.

  • Administrative Assistant - Kenya Closing Date: 19th July 2008.

  • Logistics Coordinator - Kenya Closing Date: 25th July 2008.

  • Team Assistant - Kenya (3 Posts) Closing Date: 31st July 2008.

  • District Facility Coordinator, Kenya - 4 Posts Closing Date: 05 Aug 2008.

  • Logistic Coordinator - Zimbabwe Closing Date: 26 Aug 2008.

  • Communications Expert - Tanzania Closing Date: 30 Aug 2008.

  • Community Development Coordinator - Malawi Closing Date: 30 Aug 2008.

  • Scholarship 2016/17

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.