iAniMagic 2015 Animation Contest

Deadline: 6 December 2015
Open to:  everyone
Wacom Cintiq 13HD 13.3″ Creative Pen & Touch Display,  GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera, Amazon Vouchers, Adonit Stylus



iAniMagic is an annual animation contest of Animation Desk. Your mission is to create a unique animation that showcases your ability to, pardon the pun, think outside the box. You’ll need to use the template provided in the first and last frames of your animation, the rest is up to what your mind can muster up.


You can download the template and submit your works from Animation Desk Cloud (iPhone/iPad), Animation Desk for Android, and Animation Desk for Windows. Each submission should be between 5 – 10 sec.. No entry fee required, and the apps are free. Check out our website to learn more about the contest.



Anyone regardless of nationality or age can join this contest.

We accept animations that made with Animation Desk app series- Animation Desk Cloud (iPhone/ iPad), Animation Desk for Windows, and Animation Desk for Android)

The submission should be between 5-10 sec..



#1: Wacom Cintiq 13HD 13.3″ Creative Pen & Touch Display

#2: GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K Action Camera

#3: Wacom Intuos pro Special Edition (PTH-651)

Best Mentions: USD 200 Amazon vouchers + The Persistence of Vision DVD(Special Edition-Signed by the Director)


Best Technique, Best Drama, Best Creative: Adonit Pixelpoint stylus

Special prizes for early bird submissions.



Submit your work within the latest version of Animation Desk. Find more information of the contest on:https://anizone.kdanmobile.com/contest/gallery (if you may, the track link: https://anizone.kdanmobile.com/contest/gallery?utm_source=iAniMagic&utm_medium=ContestWeb&utm_campaign=iAniMagic_ContestWeb)


Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Deadline: in most cases 31 March 2016
Open to: foreign university/college students or graduates and PhD candidates
Scholarship: CZK 9,000 per month for applicants without Master’s degree or equivalent, CZK 9,500 per month for holders of a Master’s degree or equivalent


Applications are invited for Czech Republic Government scholarships available for foreign university/college students or graduates and PhD candidates (exceptionally also for university researchers/teachers) who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the Czech public institutions of higher education. Its length usually ranges from 2 to 10 months depending upon the agreement made by the Czech government and the foreign government concerned that specifies also the categories of eligible recipients.

Scholarship-holders may be admitted for research visits (i.e. either attending non-degree courses of their choice, or pursuing an independent research activity, depending on their qualifications and preferences), or for study visits, when they enroll in a standard study programme for the period of scholarship specified in the intergovernmental/departmental agreement concerned. Since the courses they follow in the Czech Republic do not lead to the award of a degree, the host universities usually do not require them to sit entrance examinations.


Scholarships are available university/college students or graduates and PhD candidates (exceptionally also for university researchers/teachers) who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the eligible Czech public institutions of higher education.


  • For the academic year 2016/2017, the scholarship amounts to CZK 9,000 per month for those who do not hold a Master’s degree or equivalent and CZK 9,500 per month for holders of a Master’s degree or equivalent. Scholarship-holders are exempted from tuition fees;
  • Inexpensive accommodation at student dormitories is offered as well as the possibility to take meals at student catering facilities;
  • Medical care for EU/EEA citizens who are properly insured in their home countries is provided in compliance with the European Parliament and Council (EC) Regulation No. 883/2004;
  • As regards non-EU/EEA citizens, medical care is provided to the extent stipulated in the respective intergovernmental/departmental agreement under which the scholarship is awarded.

How to apply?

Nominations and application dossiers must be submitted to the Ministry by the competent authorities (usually government agencies) of eligible countries or, if so agreed with the competent foreign authorities, by the Czech Embassies in their countries. . Applications sent directly to the Ministry by individual applicants will not be processed. Fine arts and performing arts students/graduates are moreover required to attach a sample of their artistic work, e.g. photographs, video/audio recording of a musical performance etc. Foreign authorities present the nominations before the deadline set in the relevant agreements, in most cases by 31 March 2016. The closing dates for applications fixed by the competent foreign authorities are necessarily earlier (the deadlines may be shorter by several months!). 

Scholarship applications can only be filed on-line. The scholarship application form is available at:http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf.
For further official scholarship information please visit official website.


Free Exchange Oversea Opportunity for USA high schoolers

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
The University of Minnesota’s NSLI-Y summer 2015 program has been featured on the NSLI-Y Interactive website. Visit the website to hear about the experiences of our Shanghai program participants.

Apply for the White House Fellows Program, due 1/12/16

Apply for the White House Fellows Program

Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis. Applications are now open and will be accepted until January 12, 2016, at 5:59 PM EST. Read more.

Please check it out – AffordableCollegesOnline.org

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 – The Debt-Free College Degree Guidebook
– The College Housing Survival Guide
– Why Accreditation Matters: A Complete Guide to Choosing an Accredited College
– Campus Safety Guide: College Crimes & Sexual Assault

Please check it out – AffordableCollegesOnline.org

2016 APPLICATION: MN Capitol Pathways Internships for Students of Color

2016 APPLICATION: MN Capitol Pathways Internships for Students of Color

Through this program, interns will build relationships with established capitol leaders (non-partisan staff, lobbyists, Republican/Democrat elected officials), gain exposure to various kinds of careers in policy, and get real-world experience in career fields they would like to learn more about — and build a strong professional resume in the process.Student participants: Any student in good academic standing at an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education who identifies as a person of color may apply to participate. Preference will be given to students in undergraduate schools.

Program dates:
October 15 – Application opens
November 16 – Applications due
December 14 – Student applicants notified of decision
February 3 – Kickoff – Interns will gather in their first cohort meeting to meet each other and get an orientation
May 25 – Final day of internship

Internship details: In the program, students will:
– Be matched with a mentor working at the legislature for the 2016 session.
– Work at their internship 10 hours per week during the spring semester.
– Attend regular cohort meetings with their colleagues in the program for networking and skill-building sessions. Topics may include subjects such as policy analysis, written communications, public speaking, networking, career profiles, and others.
– Because the need to support themselves and/or their families is often a barrier for young people of color seeking internship experience, students will be paid for their working hours.

More details available here: www.citizensleague.org/mncapitolpathways
Questions? Call 612-584-2022

Now Accepting Applications for March 13-22, 2016 Kakehashi Trip!

Now Accepting Applications for March 13-22, 2016 Kakehashi Trip!

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 5.42.41 PMWashington, D.C. – JACL is now accepting applications for the March 13-22, 2016 Kakehashi trip to Japan! Selected students will attend a 9-day trip to Japan where they will visit cultural and historical sites, participate in lectures and workshops, and experience a number of traditional and cultural activities. Currently enrolled 18 to 25 year-old Japanese American and Asian American students are encouraged to apply! Applications for the March 13-22, 2016 Kakehashi trip must be submitted by January 3, 2016.

For more information and to apply, please click here!

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Now Accepting Applications for Spring internships

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Now Accepting Applications for Spring internships

Washington, D.C. – The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) is now accepting applications from current college students for the Spring 2016 Internship Program.

Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff on a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) AAPI issues and priorities. In addition, interns will help write policy memos and proposals, draft blogs, assist with communications and social media, coordinate and staff events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations and leaders. WHIAAPI Seattle and San Francisco interns will focus primarily on expanding AAPI regional engagement efforts through effective outreach and event planning. The Initiative is also recruiting an on-site or remote communications/multimedia intern. The initiative’s Seattle and San Francisco interns will focus primarily on expanding AAPI regional engagement efforts through outreach and event planning.

The application deadline is November 30, 2015. For more information and to apply for this internship, click here.