The 2020 iVisa Scholarship was a total success! Congratulations to Denisse G. from Flagler College in Florida, USA. View the 2020 announcement and read her winning letter. Want to know more about the scholarship? Our 2021 call is open now! Keep reading this post and find out all you need to apply.
iVisa Annual Scholarship was created in 2017 with the purpose of helping students while promoting the love for travel and the different cultures around the world.
If you haven’t heard of us yet, iVisa is a 100% online global company that provides technological solutions to international travelers. Our main service focuses on helping them to process their visas and other travel documents without stress and doing everything in one single place (our platform).
Our founders are really passionate about travel and understand all the needs travelers may have along the way of processing documents but also have come to realize how important it is to understand each culture around the world in order to provide the best service according to every traveler's expectations.
With this in mind, our founders created the annual iVisa Scholarship in the hope of promoting among young people the importance of knowing different cultures, understanding, and respecting them. Today, we are proud to announce the 5th edition of the iVisa Annual Scholarship. All participants will be able to apply before the 15th of May, 2021. After this day, scholarship applications will be reviewed and the winner of US$ 1,500 will be announced on the 20th of May, 2021.
How to Apply
Email [email protected] a letter titled "Scholarship Application" (not case sensitive). The letter must contain:
- A copy of your transcript. This must contain your GPA. An unofficial transcript is fine.
- The application story in PDF format.
- Your name, geographic location, and phone number.
- A definition for the word "culturalization", in your own words.
- If you need to explain your situation (ie non-GPA system or something else), also include it in the letter.
- Have a 2.5 GPA or the equivalent to a 2.5 GPA. Check the equivalence table for different grading systems.
- Be a student at the time of application and on the 20th of May, 2021.
Write a 500 word story. The story must discuss how:
- you learned of a new culture (either by making a friend from a different culture, or by traveling, or by something else)
- how that cultural experience improved your life.
Minimum Writing Standard
Stories that are as follows will be discarded:
- Incoherent - the writer did not revise his/her writing and just wrote whatever was on his/her mind.
- Failed to meet the writing prompt - articles did not discuss “culturalization” and his/her personal benefit of “culturalization”.
- Grammar and/or spelling mistake - there should be no errors in a 500-word article.
- Poorly organized story and/or inconsistent story - do not discuss something else and do not deviate from the topic.
The scholarship winner will be contacted using his/her phone number and application email address. Payment will be handed out in US Dollars.
Here are common questions and answers that we get in regards to the scholarship:
- Which nationalities does this scholarship pertain to? All nationalities.
- Can grad students and post-grad students apply? Yes.
- Can students who are not currently attending university but have been accepted to a university apply? No, you can always apply the following year.
- My school uses a grading system different from the US Grade Point Average system. Can I apply and what do I do? Yes, you can apply. Check the table of equivalence before applying.
- If it is the 16th of May, can I still apply to the scholarship? Yes, but your application will only be considered on the 15th of May in the following year.
- I live outside of the US and the payment is in US Dollars. Will there be a currency conversion fee? Yes. There is usually a 2-3% fee (it depends on the currencies being converted). The bank will deduct the fee from the scholarship.
Here are the scholarship winners:
- 2020 - Denisse G. from Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, USA.
- 2019 - Heather L. From Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA.
- 2018 - Andrew T. from East Iowa Community College, Davenport, Iowa, USA.
- 2017 - Rachel L. from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.