How to Apply for International Scholarships As an African Student

A number of African students nursed the dream to study abroad in international universities around the world and possibly to do so through scholarships or other financial awards. If financial awards are to be the only option, you wonder what it'll take to make an application you can rely on.

Scholarships to study abroad are awarded in different forms by different bodies. There are partial and full-fee scholarships; and scholarship that takes full care of the students study expenses. There are University-sponsored, foundation-sponsored, organized-sponsored and jointly-sponsored scholarships. Some of these scholarships may have similar application processes but with most university-sponsored scholarships, most of the time you are expected to have earned admission to the university in question before you can apply for the scholarship. In other words, the scholarships are reserved for admitted students. What you have to do in this case is to first apply for admission to the university if it meets your preference.

In other cases the scholarship application would come along with the admission application process. There are also cases where you will have to specifically request for the scholarships application if you meet certain requirements. Or the university may selectively send you the form if they think you meet the requirement for the scholarship. In which ever form the scholarships may come, you should primarily be interested in studying the country where the university is situated, and the university itself. You should also have acquainted the necessary application documents to complete your application. Incomplete applications are usually the easiest way to count you out of the scholarship awards. So if you do not meet the requirement or have incomplete required documents, it's better to wait till you are ready; in most cases, the next year.

Universities offer scholarship opportunities:

1. To attract and reward the best students

2. To promote a particular field of study

3. To maintain the reputation for producing the best brains

4. To gain more market exposure

There could be more, but these are the most common reasons.

Organizational and foundational studies also come in different forms. With some, you can apply before gaining admission into the university. With others, you should already have an admission into the university in specified country or countries, specified university or universities and / or specified courses. It can be more general in some cases though. In general, you should at least be preparing towards your higher education and not just hunting a scholarship without a clear distinction of where you are going. …

10 Top TV Survival Shows and Reality Shows

I love survival shows and reality shows, and want to share some of my favorites with you. TV survival and reality shows are instructional, a reenactment of a true story, a dangerous occupation or an adventure, and make us feel like we have experienced the harsh struggle right along with the featured people. We’ve all seen wilderness survival, urban survival, crab fishing in the Bering Sea and all sorts of great subjects, allowing us to learn and be entertained at the same time.

It is hard to pick, but here are a few of these wonderful programs. They are from a variety of channels including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Outdoor Channel, Spike TV, truTV and CBS. I know there are more out there, but in this article we’ll try to pick the cream of the crop.

* Survivor from CBS combines wilderness survival as a team player and as individuals in this competition for a top prize of $1,000,000. Players need to outwit, outplay and outsurvive the others, as the competitors are eliminated at different stages. This is one of the first and best TV reality shows, and has lasted quite some time.

* Deadliest Catch from Discovery Channel features crab fishing in the Bering Sea, and follows several boats and crews during the different crab fishing seasons. These are tough captains and fisherman in one of the most dangerous occupations around. This program portrays the difficulties of the weather, working conditions and the personal stories of each crew member. This is another one of my favorite TV reality shows, and continues to be watched by many fans.

* Dual Survival, one of the Discovery Channel survival shows, features both survival experts Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury. This program is both instructional and entertaining, and shows a variety of climates and conditions. Cody Lundin is more of the hippie type minimalist/survivalist and Dave Canterbury has a military/hunting survivalist background. Both men come from unique perspectives, giving the viewers great insight and knowledge.

* Man vs. Wild features Bear Grylls, who served with the United Kingdom Special Forces. This is another one of Discovery Channel survival shows, and puts Bear in different locations all over the world. Man vs. Wild keeps your attention, and gives another way to survive the elements in both wilderness and urban environments.

* The Best Defense: Survival! is from one of the Outdoor Channel survival shows. This program’s hosts are Michael Bane, Michael Janich and Rob Pincus, who also host The Best Defense. This program is highly instructional, showing urban survival skills with episodes on the survival room, food, water, medical, security, transportation/bugout, bugin/shelter in place. Urban survival supplies and skills are a great addition for most viewers, giving instruction and plans for a variety of situations.

* Surviving Disaster from Spike TV, led by Navy SEAL Cade Courtley, is also one of the best survival shows I have ever seen. Surviving Disaster episodes include Hijack, Towering Inferno, Hurricane, Earthquake, Home Invasion, Avalanche, Lost at Sea, …