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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

International students may face many obstacles over the course of their studies in the United States—not least among them being the cost of a U.S. education.  If you’re an international student who can explain how you’ve conquered a challenge in attaining your degree, this scholarship may be able to help you overcome the hurdle of paying for college in the United States.

Scholarship: International Student Voice Magazine Scholarship

Awarding Organization: International Student Voice Magazine and International Student Protection

Amount: $500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students:  International students on a F1 or J1 visa studying in the United States at the undergraduate or graduate level.

How to Apply: Submit an essay to International Student Voice Magazine, answering the following question:  “International students can face several challenges while studying in another country. How have you overcome challenges while studying in the United States?”

Deadline: November 4


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.