Edubirdie essay writing contest

New essay writing contest opportunity for college students.

Our contest is called “Edubirdie essay writing contest”, and it’s designed to support and inspire writers of any kind.

Here is a brief list of our requirements:

–      All contestants should be eligible to participate.

–       Contest is absolutely free.

–      Limit one entry per person or email-account

–       Essay should be submitted in the English language only at a maximum of 1,500 words.

–      All entries should be original and free of plagiarism

The 3 entrants, whose essays receive the highest overall scores, will be declared the winners.

A total of 3 prizes will be during the Contest:

–      Winner – $500

–      2nd place – $250

–      3rd place – $100

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Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program

Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program for the 2016-17 academic year.   The eligibility requirements are:

        Males of Thai descent, age 23 or younger

        High school seniors or current postsecondary undergraduates who are

        Planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in Minnesota.

This very generous scholarship is intended to provide for 100% of the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies. The scholarship is renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, as long as the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic performance. Courses of study that take longer than four years may extend renewal eligibility if funding is available.

Awards are for undergraduate study at a college or university within the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.  Please refer to the attached Guideline and Application.Financial Data Instructions HENGEL_app HENGEL_gln

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July 29 -July 31, 2016
Heinz College Washington DC


  • Dive into some of the most critical policy issues facing our nation and engage in meaningful discussions with policy experts.
  • Learn about the skills you need to prepare for a career that makes a difference.
  • Compete to send policy recommendations to the 45th President


Undergraduate students living in the DC Metro area this summer or recent graduates not enrolled in graduate school. Whether you live in DC full time or will only be in town for the summer!

To learn more and apply, go to APPLY HERE. Deadline to apply is June 30.

Due 6/20 for Mondale Scholarship Program for Minnesota undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities

Mondale Scholarship Program, 2016-2017 Academic Year APPLICATION GUIDELINES The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) will award the Mondale Scholarship to Minnesota undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel. JASM will offer up to $4,500 in scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The selection committee has the discretion to award up to four $1,000 scholarships or three $1,500 scholarships.

The awards are specifically to be used for travel to or within Japan before, during, or after the student’s specified term(s) of study. The application process consists of the completion and submission of the following items: 1. Application form 2. Official college/university transcript(s) from all institutions attended 3. Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher 4. Two letters of recommendation. These letters should come from a faculty member or a member of the applicant’s community of residence who knows the applicant well and who can attest to the applicant’s desire to spend time studying and traveling in Japan. 5. An essay that addresses these questions: Why do you want to study and travel in Japan? What is your goal for this experience? How do you intend to use the scholarship dollars? The essay must be no longer than two double-spaced typewritten pages. 6. A copy of the letter of acceptance from the intended program of study in Japan. Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than Monday, June 20th , 2016. The selection committee will review all applications and select finalists for interviews. These interviews will be held between June 20th and Mid-July 2016. Applicants unable to participate in the interview process may be disqualified by the selection committee.

Please note: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens currently enrolled at a Minnesota college or university. The awardees will be asked to provide quarterly written reports on their experience while in Japan and to make a personal appearance at a Japan America Society of Minnesota function during the semester after their travel is completed. Scholarship awards are generally not considered taxable income if used for tuition, books, or other similar educational expenses. Award recipients should consult with a tax advisor to understand their potential tax liability.

Syngenta Photography Award 2016

Deadline:  22 August 2016
Open to: photographers who are 18 years or older on August 22, 2016
Awards: two types of awards available


Launched in 2012, the Syngenta Photography Award is an international competition that aims to draw attention to and stimulate dialogue around key global challenges through powerful photography. Since the inaugural competition, the Award has received over 5,000 submissions from all over the world.

The Syngenta Photography Award invites professional and amateur photographers to submit applications in two categories – The Professional Commission and the Open Competition. The Award offers total prize money of US$65,000, including a US$25,000 professional commission.

This year’s theme is Grow-Conserve. As the world’s population continues to increase, so does the tension between our growing demand for more food, energy and resources, and the protection of our planet. How can we manage economic, social and technological growth in a way that supports the needs of today as well as for future generations? Bold and transformative action is needed*.

Photographers, whatever their approach, are invited to submit images that explore the theme of Grow-Conserve and tell stories about the relationship and trade-offs that exist between these two forces that are shaping the sustainability of our planet. An exhibition of photographs submitted for the Award alongside the winning images will be open from March 2017 in various international venues. Previous Syngenta Photography Award exhibitions have toured in countries including Belgium, Brazil, Italy and the UK.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Applications for the Professional Commission:

Professional photographers are invited to submit a series of 5–10 compelling images relating to the theme of Grow-Conserve, accompanied by a creative project proposal of a maximum of 500 words. The proposal should include description of the project as well as a budget that would require the grant of US$25,000. For further information on how to apply please visit the Professional Commission web page.

Professional photographers are also invited to apply for the Open Competition.

  • Applications for the Open Competition:

The Open Competition is open to all photographers who are 18 years or older on August 22, 2016 whether amateur, professional or student. Photographers are invited to submit between 1–3 thought-provoking and captivating images exploring the theme of Grow-Conserve. For further information on how to apply please visit the Open Competition web page.


Prizes – Professional Commission Category:

  • First prize: US$15,000 – the winner will also receive a commission worth up to an additional US$25,000 to explore the theme of the Award in a more in-depth way
  • Second prize: US$10,000
  • Third prize: US$5,000

The Commission allows the Award to generate a new body of work that contributes to the contemporary debate about the topic, allowing the Award to continue to spark discussion around key global challenges.

Prizes – Open Competition:

  • First prize: US$5,000
  • Second prize: US$3,000
  • Third prize: US$2,000

The Syngenta Photography Award – previous themes and winners:

The inaugural Syngenta Photography Award (2012/13) theme was ‘Rural-Urban’, which explored the relationship and tensions between urban and rural environments.


The Award is free to enter. Applications to the Syngenta Photography Award must be submitted by completing the online application form at

If you have any questions,feel free to contact at :

The official web-page.

2016 Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World

Deadline: 1 July 2016
Open to: representatives of existing organizations, individual or as a team of up to three members
Grant: USD 25,000/ winning project, USD 10,000 grant/running-up


Project Inspire is a global initiative by Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, for organisations to win up to USD 25,000 for the project proposals. This year’s theme is “Empowering Women and Girls through Safety and Security”, focusing on women and/or girls in the Asia and/or Pacific region. This can range from food security, to health, sanitation, financial, physical, and emotional security (more about submission rules in the official call HERE).


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Open to both males and females;
  • Representants fo an existing organization;
  • Participants may submit entries as an individual or as a team of up to three members;
  • If submitting as an individual, you must be between the ages of 18-35;
  • If submitting as a team, at least one member of the team must be between the ages of 18-35 (the team leader will travel to Singapore to represent your project in the finals.


  • A USD 25,000 grant will be awarded to the winning project;
  • A USD 10,000 grant will be awarded to the runner-up.


If you can submit an application before 31 May 2016, you will stand a chance at receiving tailored feedback from us to improve your application. The final deadline for all submissions is 1 July.

You can find the application form here together with the application you should submit a maximum 5-minute video (if applicable).

Before applying, please read  the terms and conditions.

In order to apply, register HERE.

For more information please feel free to contact us immediately at

More information on the official website, or on Facebook and/or Twitter.


Bucharest Summer University 2016

Deadline:  1 July 2016 for a Full Scholarship; 12 July 2016 for Partial and Total Payment
Open to: students from all over the world
Venue: 14 – 28 August 2016 in Bucharest, Romania


The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), Bucharest University of Economic Studies Students’ Union (US ASE), Alumni ASE Association, through the Students’ Senate, with the academic mentoring of the Faculty of Administration and Public Management (FAMP), having as educational partner the ‘Dan Voiculescu’ Foundation for Romania’s Development (FDVDR) gladly invites you to take part in one of this summer’s most interesting educational experiences: Bucharest Summer University 2016. This 12th edition of the international summer school, held annually in Bucharest, gathers students from all over the world to discuss different topics in the economics field.

The courses will take place between the 14th and 28th of August 2016. Together with speakers and professors from top universities and companies around the world, 55 participants will spend 2 weeks in the campus of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies including one extended weekend exploring particular destinations across the country.

Do not miss the chance to apply for this year’s experience!
It’s the perfect opportunity to discover a new country, a lot of new people from all around the world and to learn a lot of great information!

This year’s theme is “Public Value, Politics and Public Management in the European Union”.



International students are invited to apply.


  • If you want to be taken into consideration for a Full Scholarship* you have to write an essay (1200 words in a Word document, written with Times New Roman, Size 12, Spacing 1,5) until the 1st of July(you will get the results on the 17th of July) on the following topic: The future of politics and public management in the European Union
    • Guidelines – Your essay may refer to the following points:
      • The main aspects and characteristics of the European political culture;
      • Innovations of Politics and public management in the EU;
      • European politics vs. World politics;
      • Public management and ethics;
      • Public management reform, equal opportunities and training;
      • Separation of policy making and implementation;
      • Future trends in European public administration;
      • Are the EU governments ‘walking the walk’ as well as ‘talking the talk’?
  • If you want to apply for Partial Payment Application (290 euros)* then you have to add to yourCV and Application Form, your letter of motivation and send them to us at until the 12th of July (you will get the results in two weeks after we will receive your application, but no later than 15th of July).
  • For a Total Payment Application (590 euros)* you have to add  your CVApplication Form and send them to us at until the 12th of July (you will get the results in five days after we will receive your application, but no later than 15th of July).

Now that you know what you have to do it’s time for applying! So…what are you waiting for?

*During BSU the organising team will guarantee you the following: accommodation, all the meals, transport from and to the airport, weekend trip (hotels, meals, transportation), courses and extracurricular activities.

*None of the payment methods include transportation costs for coming and leaving Romania!


What do you have to do to apply? It’s really simple:

If you have any questions,  write to:

Check the official web-site.

“Culture.World.We.” Youth Project 2016 in Ukraine

Deadline:  26 June 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 15 and 23 years old, from Germany or Ukraine
Venue: 26 July – 3 August 2016 in Lviv, Ukraine


We are happy to announce “Culture.World.We.” youth encounter, the second edition of the “Culture.World.Me.”, which took place in November 2015 in Germany.

“Culture.World.We.” is a youth exchange on the topic of human rights which will take place in Lviv, Ukraine. Dates: 26 July – 3 August

Through exploring cultures we are going to explore the meaning of human rights as fundamental democratic values by use of non-formal learning methods. We will work again with the media theater and video making in a way of how can we use those media to send a message to our communities.

During the exchange we will consider perspectives on human rights through addressing the following thematic aspects of the topic: Human rights today: understanding the meaning and value; Human rights in different cultures and different cultures of human rights; Why and how do I practice human rights? How it impacts me and my environment?; Violations of human rights.; Future of human rights; How I engage and how can I engage others to protect human rights?

There will be workshops about topics such as human rights (of course), communicating differences and their appreciation, intercultural communication and a lot more. From understanding of the value of human rights in our everyday life and in various cultures you are going to get to know “How do I become more active?” And “How do I involved in my community to shape human rights to make a positive long-lasting impact?”.


We look for participants who are: 15-23 years old coming from Germany or Ukraine and motivated to get involved in the encounter.


The project covers all food and accommodation expenses. Additionally it will cover your travel costs. (German participants up to 270€, Ukrainian participants up to 40€).


** The project is organised thanks to cooperation between Natur Kultur e.V. (Germany) and ITTA NGO (Ukraine) and is funded by Auswärtiges Amt; Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“ und Robert Bosch Stiftung;

In order to apply, register HERE.

Should there be anything else you would like to know, here is our email:

The official web-page.

International Summer School Georgian Manuscript

Deadline:  14 June 2016
Open to: foreign researchers and students interested in Georgian history and culture, especially in Georgian script and manuscript heritage
Venue: 19– 28 July 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia


We are pleased to announce that the international summer school Georgian Manuscript will be held this summer in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event is organized by Korneli Kekelidze National Centre of Manuscripts (NCM). The school scheduled to start on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 and end on July Thursday 28, 2016.

This program is intended for the foreign researchers and students interested in Georgian history and culture, especially in Georgian script and manuscript heritage which are an essential part of the European culture and integral to the medieval studies. The International Summer School “Georgian Manuscript” aims to share the knowledge and research experience of the Georgian scholars with the foreign participants, develop the international cooperation, and create a community of researchers inspired by the Georgian manuscript heritage.


While staying in Tbilisi, the participants’ expenses regarding accommodation and food will be covered by the NCM. Please, note that the travel costs are not covered and/or reimbursed by our institution, thus it is up on the selected candidates to purchase round trip flight, train, bus, etc. tickets.


All interested candidates are kindly requested to send completed application form to the following no later than Tuesday, 14 June, 2016. Selected candidates will be notified of the selection results by Monday, 20 June, 2016.

For more information, please, see the attached Summer School Program.

NCM Summer School Team


National Centre of Manuscripts M. Alexidze 1/30193, Tbilisi, Georgia