Scholarships are a means to fund higher education that do not entail a job or other hours-worked obligations. They are often obtained through a competitive process, and may involve non-work obligations or work after graduation.

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“Excellent foreign scholar” from Chinese National Science Foundation

I am reading a colleague's CV which lists an "Excellent Foreign Scholar" scholarship from the National Science Foundation of China. I am not familiar with this program, nor is google particularly ...
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Scholarships for master degree in pure mathematics

I have been searching for universities to study a master degree in pure mathematics in Europe or USA but I am a little concerned about the fees and the cost because I cannot afford that amount of ...
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PhD in Europe without scholarship from non-European homeland

I earned my Bachelor degree from my homeland country in Computer Engineering. I am now studying for Master of Physics in the same university. Next year I plan to move back to the Computer field and ...
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Is it right to ask for a PhD position at a conference?

I'll be at a conference next month to present my paper. I have a Master's degree in Computer Science and now I'm looking for a PhD with scholarship. Well, is it right, with a common sense and in a ...
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Interdisciplinary Scholarships in Art and Engineering

My friend was admitted to Carnegie Mellon's program in Tangible Interaction Design, it is a 2-year program. They gave him an Assistantship which covers about half the tuition. This is about the most ...
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Should I send my mediocre test scores if it's not compulsory to do so?

I want to apply for a scholarship, but my TOEFL score is 81 and I think it is not good enough. Sending language proficiency scores is not compulsory for scholarship application but it is encouraged. I ...
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mentioning MOOC's I took in my scholarship application

I'm preparing my application for a master degree scholarship, would it help to put the MOOC's I took in the application, I earned five MOOC certificates and expecting another two in the near future.
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Complete financial statement as the part of scholarship application

I'm applying for a scholarship whose application consists of a financial statement, in which I have to breakdown my income and expenditure to show how I manage my money. As the scholarship aims to ...
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How do I make a bad semester not look bad during my scholarship application?

I am applying to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, and they require a transcript. Now, I have a problem with my grades, in that I had good grades until my final year, where a combination of ...
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mentioning my country situation in motivation letter to demonstrate dedication for learning

I'm located in Syria and I'm writing a motivation letter to be used in applications for master of computer science scholarships. Would it be useful to mention how I managed to succeed with my studies ...
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Should I stay in my uni for four years even though I already have 50 credits?

Since University of Alabama offers me full-ride scholarship, I will probably go to this school rather than more competitive schools, not because I'm poor but because it seems silly to me to pay ...
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Best ways to obtain a scholarship for a Masters in financial mathematics/ quantitative finance

I am not a UK or US citizen but I would like to get a scholarship to study in a master program in either financial mathematics or quantitative finance. My GPA is around 3.65-3.7 but I will still like ...
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How prestigious is a Fulbright scholarship

I am an international Fulbright scholar, the scholarship covers my university tuition expenses to complete my Masters degree in the US. I heard a lot about how the Fulbright scholarship is one of the ...
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Funding for PhD students in the UK for EU student

If I wanted to do my PhD in the UK at a renowned university in the natural sciences, how likely is it that one gets access to a fully funded PhD program?( living costs + fees). The reason why I am ...
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Studying physics after engineering in computer science [duplicate]

I am an average computer science and engineering graduate from asia with cgpa 3.33/4 (10th in batch). I was interested in physics from the early age but situation led me to engineering. Now I want to ...
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How to write a scholarship press release?

I recently won a scholarship related to my career focus. I was chosen as a winner in part because of a recommendation from a former professor. She is now asking me to draft a press release about ...
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Funding with PHD +MS admission

I have completed my BSc in physics and now doing my MS in my country(Bangladesh), but I want to do PHD/PHD+MS in USA with decent funding (RA or TA). I know In a PHD level, funding may be available, ...
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Scholarship effects on later applications

I have the choice to either apply for a sholarship or get a regular salary. Economically, the position is slightly favorable (mainly due to pension prospects), but I also want to consider secondary ...
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PhD funding source for international student in the UK

I will start my PhD in computer science at a UK university soon. Even though the university has given me a partial funding, I still need to cover part of my tuition fee and living expenses. My ...
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Can departmental funding combine with fellowships/grants?

In trying to plan for the future and decide on preferred programs and career paths, I'm trying to figure out the seemingly Byzantine nature of how academic funding sources interact. I am particularly ...
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Scholarships in general and Ontario Trillium Scholarship in particular

I am a new PhD student in Canada. Recently my university nominated me for the Ontario Trillium Scholarship (to my surprise), which I eventually won. I originally come from a country which do not use ...
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Is PhD funding updatable?

As many universities provide funding covering only part of the tuition fee or living expenses, especially in the UK where tuition fees are different for UK/EU and international students while most ...
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Can post graduate students be forbidden to work in the institution they are studying?

I have seen some graduate (PhD and Masters) students in Turkey, Nigeria, Malaysia etc that can not work in the university they study. In fact I am one of them as I am about to finish Msc mathematics ...
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Does requesting to speed up on application process affect its outcome

I got an offer for a PhD position which, due to my financial status, I can only accept if I am awarded a scholarship, which is currently in consideration. Recently, I receive a job offer which have to ...
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Stating PhD scholarships that I turned down on my CV

This is probably only relevant to the UK, because in the USA, PhD funding usually come from the department/university through fellowships/TA/RA. I applied for PhD at a UK university and got ...
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Is there anything that I can do while waiting for the decision on scholarship

I applied for a PhD degree and has received an offer for it! However, I have to wait until the end of April to know whether they give me a scholarship as well. I'm very nervous as the number of ...
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Which Internship should I take?

I'm a Chemical Engineering major in undergrad, and I currently have two internship offers this summer. The first one is a 10 week summer research internship at a top-10 program in petroleum and ...
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Is it hard to get a scholarship for graduate school in Mathematics?

I am currently majoring in Physics but I am thinking about changing my major to Mathematics because feel more attracted to it as a subject. However, I have been told that in Physics, one almost always ...
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Scholarships for Ph.D

I am currently doing my M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering in India and I want to do a Ph.D. in the US. Are any scholarships available for Ph.D. in the US that take care of all the expenses ...
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Are there any particular grants or fellowships in the sciences specifically for non-traditional students?

After obtaining my masters degree, I spent four years doing other things before returning to pursue my PhD. My advisor has a Dept. of Energy grant which has funded me, but the grant will not be able ...
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How do multiple PhD scholarships combine?

I'm currently in the process of applying for various scholarships to fund my PhD. Since I'm writing to many different organizations/institutions/etc., I started wondering whether these different ...
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Are PhD scholarships and assistantships taxable?

I'm currently in the process of applying for various scholarships to fund my PhD. Many scholarships mention explicitly the approximate amount per year of the scholarship. This is usually the amount ...
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Any reason not to apply for funding as a grad student?

The question is hypothetical, but it came up in a conversation and I'd like to see if we can come up with a logical analysis and conclusion. For various reasons, graduate students might not be ...