Fundraise for a Rotaract Model UN scholarship
By partnering with Associazione Diplomatici and the District 2120 from Bari, Italy, the basic package of this Model UN simulation is $140.
This package is covering only the conference fee for the 3 days at UN Headquarters and all materials needed that you get the best MUN experience.
Transport, food and accommodation are not included in this package but we will be able to add soon full packages for New York. The costs can get high and not very attractive for some countries and we would like to give the opportunity to participate to all youth world wide.
In order to find your financial support, we are able to provide you with a support letter after selection process in order to approach by yourself different parties. Our recommendation usually gets the attention of Universities, Local Governments and Rotary Clubs. Don’t hesitate hesitate to approach them and ask for support. All of them have new generations programs waiting for you near to your home.
In order to help you more, here are some tips on winning a scholarship:
Mark Kantrowitz has provided Fastweb with the top 12 tips on winning a scholarship:
1. Start searching for scholarships as soon as possible. Don’t wait until spring of your senior year in high school to start searching, or you’ll miss half the deadlines. There are many scholarships available to students in grades 9, 10 and 11, not just high school seniors. There are even scholarships for students in grades K-8. Continue searching for scholarships even after you are enrolled in college.
2. Answer all of the optional questions on a scholarship matching web site for about twice as many matches.
3. Use a free scholarship matching service like Fastweb.com. The Fastweb database is updated daily, and the site will email you notifications of new scholarships that match your personal background profile.
4. Look for local scholarships on bulletin boards near the guidance counselor of financial aid offices, or the library’s jobs and careers section.
5. Apply to every scholarship for which you are eligible. Pursue less competitive scholarships, such as small awards and essay contests, since they are easier to win and the money adds up and helps you win bigger scholarships.
6. Don’t miss deadlines. Use a calendar and checklist to get organized.
7. Tailor your application to the sponsor’s goals. Read and follow the instructions carefully.
8. If you have difficulty writing essays, try recording yourself as you answer the question out loud, and transcribe the recording later. Most people can think and speak faster than they can write or type. Create an outline afterward to organize your thoughts.
9. Personalize your essay and be passionate. Write about something of interest to you. Make your application stand out from the crowd. Talk about your impact on other people. Give examples and be specific.
10. Google your name and make sure you have a professional online profile. Use a professional email address, such as email@example.com. Clean up the content of your Facebook account, removing inappropriate and immature material.
11. Proofread a printed copy of your essay and the application for spelling and grammar errors.
12. Make a photocopy of your application before mailing it. Send the application by certified mail, return receipt requested or with delivery confirmation.