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During the academic year International Student Voice Magazine gives $100 to an international student every 2 weeks!

A student can enter to win by writing short essays answering questions from the ISV Magazine team.

The best part?

Students can enter to win each of the microscholarships!

Winners are featured in the issues of ISV Magazine.


Once we share the topic, you will have to write an essay:

  • Minimum one page, no more than two pages
  • Double spaced
  • 12 point font
  • Include a header with the following information: first name, last name, university, and the microscholarship number.

For example: Carrie Circosta, ISV Magazine University, microscholarship 1 

  • Include at least one photo in the essay
  • Include a title for your essay

When you are ready to submit, please use the form below. The same form will be used for each microscholarship.


An international student (college/university student on a J1 or F1 visa) studying in the United States during the 2014-2015 academic year. Students can be part time or full time, undergraduate, graduate, or PhD seeking.



Microscholarship 1: Weird English words (Deadline passed) Winner: Sid Thatham 

Discuss your experience learning American English, words you found weird or didn’t make sense. If you come from a country where English is already spoken, you can talk about the differences you found (for example: British English, Canadian English, Australian English).

Topic announced: January 19

Deadline to apply: January 30

Winner announced: February 2

Microscholarship 2: The 3 things you want people to know about your home country and why (Deadline passed): Winner Victoria Young 

Topic announced: February 2

Deadline to apply: February 13

Winner announced: February 23

Microscholarship 3: Friendliest U.S. American -tell us about one U.S. American who has been very helpful and kind to you during your time in the United States Winner: Sayako Itakura

Topic announced: February 16

Deadline to apply: February 27


Microscholarship 1: Medical expenses and insurance Winner: Da Hyun Kim

Microscholarship 2: The Friendly, Local American Winner: Chandrika Misra

Microscholarship 3: My Favorite Educator Winner: Polina Panicharvoa

Microscholarship 4: Living on Campus Winner: Basel Al Mahozi

Microscholarship 5: Favorite American Food Winner: Eunkyung Choi

  • 30th Jan, 2014

15 thoughts on “Microscholarships

  1. It is really amazing to hear the microschorlashio but I am not sure the reminds for applying it. It seems like who is lucky enough can be the guy been chosen so I just try and I can introduce it to my friends better after my true experience. Love ISV , a magazine for international students.

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