We've created a new scholarship in honor of our anniversary, called the 75th Anniversary Global Citizen Scholarship. We'll award three scholarships of $7,500 each.
How to apply
- Make your video
- Upload it to Box or Google Drive (Important: make sure anyone with the link can access the video)
- Complete the form in iStart (include the URL for your video)
The objective is to share your intercultural success story in a 2-3 minute video. We want your examples of positive interactions with people from other cultures.
Be creative! We have developed the following guiding questions to get you started, but we'd prefer if you did more than just sit in front of the camera and answer the questions.
- How has studying internationally changed you or your perspective?
- How have you shared your culture with others at IU?
- What have you learned about other cultures?
Video creation tips
We're not looking for a professionally-developed video. Use the tools you already have, like your phone or tablet. Most phones/tablets have video editing software freely available. Or, use a free online program like Adobe Spark. With this type of program, you can add multiple photos/videos, nice transitions, and text with little effort.
Example video idea for someone who has participated in IU World's Fare:
Put some photos and videos from the event into your program of choice. Record a short introduction or ending that discusses your story and how you shared your culture with people at World's Fare.
Deadline to apply
The application deadline for this scholarship was October 14, 2018.
We'll notify winners and present them with the award at a formal event in November.
All current IU Bloomington international students (undergraduate and graduate) in valid status are eligible to apply.
We will evaluate your video using these criteria:
- Clarity of message
- Involvement in campus/community
- Adherence to the theme
- Quality of film/editing
- Strength of message
- Official Rules
Each video, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. By entering the contest, the entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted video is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the video does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the video. The video must not, at the discretion of the Office of International Services (OIS), contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
Videos that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud. When videoing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s art; the entrant must submit the title and artist of the piece of art included in a video.
If the video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the video, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the video, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the video in the manner set forth in these rules without additional compensation.
If any person appearing in any video is under the age of 18 and is not the child of the person submitting the photograph, the entrant submitting the photograph is responsible for obtaining proper permission and contact information from the parent or guardian of the child.
By entering the contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable perpetual, nonexclusive license to OIS, to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit), in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners, and publication online on the OIS website highlighting entries or winners of the scholarship. Entrants consent to OIS doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on OIS’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. OIS will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to OIS the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the contest, and pictures or likenesses of contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. OIS will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
By entering this contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless OIS and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this contest or any contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. OIS assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. OIS is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading, or downloading of any materials related to in this contest.
Entrants may request a copy of these rules from OIS.