3 years ago
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any program with scholarship for international students?

hi guys, i'm an international student and i was wondering if do you know any program i can apply to and get a scholarship? i know there are Harvard, Stanford, Yale, etc programs but I'm looking for something that doesn't require a lot of documents and focused on leadership (such as Latin America Leadership Academy)

thanks for your help!

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3 years ago

Something I don't think a lot of people realize is that colleges prefer to see you applying leadership skills in your day to day life. Attending a program about Leadership is great, but doesn't do much for your application. Founding a club, or taking a leadership role in a program looks better than just attending a program about Leadership. When you are deciding on extra-circulars, apply one simple rule: the more unique/rare it is, the better it looks on your application. It's rare for students to reach the national level in competitions. It's rare for a high school student to be published. The list could go on.

I don't know of any leadership programs that accept international students and with a scholarship. Part of it is just that nearly every program that I see boasts that you'll learn leadership skills, and that highlights something. Chances are, you already have leadership skills and need to practice them. On top of that, you have limited time in high school. Think to yourself, should I spend my time further developing a spike or skill and just read a book on leadership, do I really need to attend a program for that one specific purpose?

There are plenty of other programs that fit your description of not needing a lot of documents and being free/ scholarships. Telluride Summer Association Program, a lot of summer programs at Top 20 schools, etc, etc. If you're going to be a humanities major like me, here are some more examples:

-Great Jewish Books Program is free and is focused on reading Jewish Literature/ Culture.

-Young Writers Academy. This is a program being held at a regional college called Sewanee. It's a good school and a lovely program.

-National History Academy. This is one that focuses a little bit on Law and is one of the only History Programs I have seen. So it's worth a little look around. Applications are set to open in February, so if interests you just wait for that.

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