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International Business Seminars Scholarships

Many academic institutions are emphasizing the development of international experience and a global mindset within their student bases. Therefore, to encourage this, many institutions are offering scholarships to students specifically for studying abroad. Aside from the scholarships offered by your academic institution, there are general international scholarships offered by several foundations and organizations where you can apply and get a good amount of scholarship awards to cover your tuition expenses. A seminar abroad with IBS is an investment in your education and professional career and it’s important to start thinking about your financial planning strategy early.

IBS offers multiple scholarships for in-person travel seminars only to the students who are enrolled in the IBS seminar. Three scholarships we will discuss in the following article is as follows:

  1. The Founders scholarship
  2. Digital Ambassador Scholarship
  3. Undocumented Student Support Scholarship

The Founders Scholarship was created to support students who want to attend an IBS seminar and have an additional financial need. These awards go to students who are actively finding ways to finance their program with IBS and have thoughtful personal, professional, and academic goals for their time abroad. The role of an IBS Digital Ambassador is to creatively share your experience for future marketing and recruiting purposes. The ideal digital ambassador will be willing to try new things, step out of their comfort zone and candidly share their experience with others. No blogging or video creation experience is necessary, but it may be helpful! We encourage everyone interested in this type of experience to apply. The Undocumented Student Support Scholarship (USSS) was created for undocumented students who want to attend an IBS virtual seminar. These awards go to students who are interested in better understanding the business world, interacting with executives at global companies, and networking with students around the world.

International Business Seminars (IBS) organizes short-term, faculty-led, multi-destination study abroad programs that are designed as ‘your first business trip abroad’ experiences. The purpose of the International Business Seminars (IBS) program is to expose participants to the business environment and practices outside of the United States while providing insight into the cultural, social, and political environments of each country visited.

Brief Description

Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:

OrganizationInternational Business Seminars
Education LevelAll
SubjectsAll
AmountVaries
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsVaries
CityAny
NationalityDomestic
CountryUSA
Contest DeadlineWinter: October 15, 2021 Summer: March 1, 2022
Application FeesNot required
RequirementsVaries

Who is Eligible?

The only requirement that needs to be satisfied to be eligible for the following scholarships is that the student must be enrolled for an IBS seminar.

How to Apply?

Following are the application procedures for the following scholarships:

The Founders Scholarship:

  • Must submit an essay of 1,000 – 2,000 words through the Founders Scholarship Application form before the deadline addressing these three topics:
    • Discuss your goals for the program and how you think attending an IBS seminar will benefit you personally, professionally, and academically.
    • Discuss your financial strategy and explain all of your efforts to fund your seminar with IBS.
    • Will this scholarship determine if you attend? Describe if and how this award would positively impact your attendance in your program.

Essays will be evaluated by an IBS selection team on the following guidelines:

  • Student’s thoughtfulness of their goals during their seminar and clear articulation of personal, professional, and academic benefits.
  • Described financial needs and additional efforts to secure full funding for their program.
  • The overall presentation, storytelling, and professionalism.

Requirements if selected:

  • Must write 3 blogs 3 weeks after your seminar ends. IBS will provide assistance with blog writing and topic guidance. No experience is necessary. Each blog will be 750-1,500 words total with 4-6 pictures each.

DIGITAL AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP:

  • Must submit a video entry to scholarships@ibstours.com before the deadline:
  • Video entry: 1-4 minute video sharing why you are choosing to attend your IBS seminar, why you’d like to be an IBS Digital Ambassador, and describe your experience with video creation. Share how you will be successful in this role if you’re selected to be one of our digital ambassadors.
  • No experience is necessary as long as you’re willing to learn.

Selection Criteria:

  • Video submissions will be evaluated by an IBS selection team. on the following guidelines:
  • The overall presentation, story-telling, and professionalism.
  • General creativity and ability to inspire others with video creation.
  • Experience with video creation or willingness to learn, combined with strategies to be successful in this role.

Requirements if selected:

  • During the program:
  • At orientation, introduce yourself and announce that you are going to make a video of the experience at the end of the seminar, so you’ll be taking photos and videos throughout the program. Encourage others to share their photos and videos with you.
  • Photo/video tips and suggestions will be provided to help guide you.
  • Conduct and video record at least 6 student interviews. You will be provided with sample questions to ask and each interview should only take 5-10 minutes. Minimum of 5 questions per interview.
  • Encourage students to participate in the photo contest using #IBSabroad when they post photos to social media.
  • Interact with IBS social media throughout the program.
  • After the seminar:
  • 3 weeks after the program, upload all of your photos and video footage (and photos/video you’ve gathered from other students) to google drive to share with IBS.
  • Using some of your video footage and photos, put together a video showing what the program experience was like from your eyes. The video should be 2-4 minutes.
  • It’s okay if you don’t have a lot of experience with editing videos, do your best.
  • You will need to send us your completed video via google drive no later than 3 weeks after the program.

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP (USSS):

  • Must submit an essay of 500 – 1,000 words through the Undocumented Student Support Scholarship Application form before the deadline addressing these two prompts:
    • Discuss your goals for the program and how you think attending an IBS virtual seminar will benefit you personally, professionally, and academically.
    • How will achieving these goals impact your life and the lives of others?

Selection Criteria:

  • Essays will be evaluated by an IBS selection team on the following guidelines:
    • Student’s thoughtfulness of their goals during their seminar and clear articulation of personal, professional, and academic benefits.
    • The overall presentation, storytelling, and professionalism.

Requirements if selected:

  • Supporting and improving the IBS Undocumented Student Support Scholarship by providing feedback through surveys and by helping us promote the program to friends and family.

Benefits

Following are the benefits that will be received by the winners of the following scholarships:

The Founder Scholarship: Awards will range from $250-$1,000 and will be applied toward program fees

Digital Ambassador Scholarship: Awards will range from $500-$1,000 and will be applied toward program fees.

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP (USSS): Awards will be $300 and will be applied toward program fees.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the scholarships is as follows:

The Founder Scholarship:

  • Winter applications are due October 15th.
  • Summer applications are due March 1st.

The Digital Ambassador Scholarship:

  • Winter applications are due October 15th.
  • Summer applications are due March 1st.

Undocumented Student Support Scholarship:

  • Summer 2022 applications are due March 15th, 2022.

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