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Spring 2013 Scholarship Contest!

Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2012 under Scholarships, Study Abroad

Lemon grove in Italy

College students – are you glad you decided to study abroad? Show us why!

Your photo could earn you one of three college scholarships from University Language Services, including our grand prize of $500.00.

If you’re currently studying abroad, will study abroad soon or have already returned from your time abroad, enter our newest scholarship contest by submitting your photo and accompanying description of no more than 200 words that illustrate together why you are glad you studied abroad.

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Need-Aware vs. Need-Blind Admissions

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships

Princeton University building

It’s the little details on the college application that suddenly become daunting as you begin to apply to schools.

An example is the box that asks if you will apply for financial aid. Should you check it?

Before you decide, you need to acquaint yourself with the basics of need-blind and need-aware admissions.

And no matter which one appeals to you, be honest about your financial situation when you apply to college!

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Shaping Her Values: Kelsey Tyler

Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 under Scholarships, Student Profiles

Yale University campus

Kelsey Tyler isn’t afraid to embrace change.

“Incorporating different perspectives,” she says, is an important part of who she is.

She’s eagerly anticipating learning new things in college, as well as “interacting with new people in a completely different environment and culture.”

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Finding Independence: Alisa Vinje

Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2012 under Scholarships, Student Profiles

University of North Dakota campus

What is high school junior Alisa Vinje looking forward to most when she enters college?

“It may sound weird,” she says, “but I’m definitely most excited for the classes.”

Alisa plans to study mass communications with a minor in Japanese. She likes “the idea of analyzing advertisements and media as well as figuring out how people are affected by these outlets.” Alisa also loves the idea of creating for a wide audience.

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Looking Toward the Future: Wesley Adrianson

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012 under Scholarships, Student Profiles

Student looking at Golden Gate Bridge

High school senior Wesley Adrianson has high standards for colleges – and he can size up a campus in just a few hours.

Wesley recently won the grand prize in University Language Services’ fall 2012 scholarship contest for his photo of the University of California, Berkeley, and his essay which compared universities to bridges. An apt comparison, as Wesley plans to major in engineering.

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Congrats to Fall 2012 Scholarship Winners!

Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2012 under Scholarships

University of California, Berkeley campus

One thing we learned this year — college is full of surprises.

From walls of graffiti to sunrises behind buildings to a field of sheep in a college courtyard, you showed us elements of the college experience that surprised and delighted you this year during campus visits.

We asked our high school readers going on college visits to show us in a picture and 200 words what college means to them, and we received hundreds of entries. These are the winners!

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High Schoolers: Win a College Scholarship!

Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 under Scholarships

Family walking away down a path

Attention prospective college students: What does college mean to you?

Get out your camera when you visit colleges this year and you could win a $500 scholarship from University Language Services just for answering that question.

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Studying in Spain Inspires More Travel Plans

Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 under Scholarships, Student Profiles, Study Abroad

Person bungee jumping in Switzerland

For Ava Macchiaverna, studying abroad in Spain was a no-brainer due to her interest in the Spanish language.

But it was her trip to Switzerland, and the accompanying photo taken 450 feet above a lake in the Swiss Alps, that won her the grand prize in University Language Services’ spring 2012 study abroad scholarship contest.

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Lemons in Italy Remind Jenna Lanzaro to Live in the Moment

Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 under Scholarships, Student Profiles, Study Abroad

Lemon grove in Sorrento, Italy

For Jenna Lanzaro, studying abroad in Italy has done more than just allow her to get to know her Italian-American heritage. This college student from Commack, N.Y., was struck by the relaxed feel of Italy, which contrasts with the fast pace of her home state.

This observation helped her win third place in University Language Services’ spring 2012 study abroad scholarship contest.

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2012 Study Abroad Scholarship Winners Announced!

Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2012 under Scholarships

Person bungee jumping in Switzerland

What makes you glad you decided to study abroad? That’s the question we asked college students, and we got answers from around the world – in photographic form.

After much consideration, the judges have finally chosen the 3 scholarship winners from the 15 finalists.

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New Scholarship for Students Studying Abroad!

Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2012 under Scholarships, Study Abroad

Are you a college student who is glad you’ve decided to study abroad? Take a photo!

That photo could earn you one of three college scholarships from University Language Services, including our grand prize of $500.00.

Whether you are currently studying abroad, will study abroad soon or have already returned from your term abroad, enter our newest scholarship contest by submitting your photo and accompanying description of no more than 200 words that together illustrate why you are glad you are studying abroad.

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Taking Root in College: Marisa Draper

Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2011 under Scholarships, Student Profiles

Roots of a tree at the University of Virginia

For Marisa Draper, a high school senior at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va., the life cycle of a tree serves as a useful analogy in understanding the college experience. Like the tree in her photo, college students must take root and grow.

Draper’s photo of a tree at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, won her 2nd place in the fall 2011 ULS scholarship photo contest.

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Walking Through a New Door: Jordan Capizola

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011 under Scholarships, Student Profiles

Heyden Observatory at Georgetown University

With dreams of becoming a US diplomat, it seems only natural that high school senior Jordan Capizola is set on attending college in the nation’s capital.

Life in Washington, DC, may be quite a change for Jordan, the 3rd place winner of the fall 2011 ULS scholarship photo contest, but she is ready and eager to take on all that comes with attending college in a big city.

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Heading Down a New Path: Hadley Swartz

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2011 under Scholarships, Student Profiles

Family walking away down a path

For high school senior Hadley Swartz, college is the chance to forge her own path full of learning, new experiences and increased independence.

Hadley, the 1st place winner of the fall 2011 ULS scholarship photo contest, may be wary of leaving the comforts of home behind, but she is looking forward to embarking on the journey.

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Congrats to the Fall ’11 Scholarship Winners!

Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2011 under Scholarships

Family walking away down a path

Hundreds of high schoolers from across the US submitted entries to University Language Services’ latest scholarship photo contest, and our judges saw a little bit of everything.

Today we announce which entries took top honors!

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