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Online CV-writing course

Course starts: Sept. 13

Visit: http://scholarship-positions.com/blog/online-course-for-creating-job-applications-cvs-and-cover-letters/201602/

A five-week free online course,  “English at Work in Asia: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters,” launched by Hong Kong Polytechnic University aims to provide both native and non-native speakers of English with an opportunity to learn with professionals about how to design effective CVs, resumes and cover letters and how to create a compelling online presence.

International Physician Scholarship

Application deadline: Aug. 21

Visit: http://aahpm.org/scholarships/developing-countries

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine invites all standout candidates from low and middle-income countries to apply for a scholarship to study in the field of medicine in the US. It is aimed at educating physicians and giving them practical skills to attain high levels of competency in hospice and palliative medicine.

Professional Development Grants

Application deadline: Aug. 1

Visit: https://www.worldwildlife.org/projects/professional-development-grants-pdgs

To provide support for conservationists looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is offering professional development grants to students from all developing countries to pursue short-term and non-degree training in Switzerland, including short courses, certificate training and conferences.

Free online sustainable-business course

Course starts: Aug. 7

Visit: http://scholarship-positions.com/blog/free-online-course-growing-sustainable-business/201707/

This free online course is available for all students who are interested in learning about social enterprises. They will study how to assess financial and marketing considerations for growth, various growth and scaling-up strategies and challenges, and how to achieve social impact at scale.

AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

Application deadline: Dec. 15

Visit: http://www.american.edu/admissions/international/egls.cfm

With the aim of promoting educational access and opportunities while enhancing diversity, the American University (AU) Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is opening applications to all international students who wish to pursue a four-year undergraduate programme at AU. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit.

TED Fellows Program 2018

Application deadline: Sept. 10

Visit: http://opportunitydesk.org/2017/07/18/ted-fellows-program/

Potential fellows who demonstrate remarkable achievement, strength of character and problem-solving skills will be selected to take part in a TED conference. They will meet, exchange ideas and connect with the larger TED community with the aim of giving their own TED Talks.

Competition

Smogathon Global Edition Competition 2017

Application deadline: Aug. 15

Visit: http://opportunitydesk.org/2017/07/20/smogathon-global-edition-competition/

This international contest is open to teams, startups, innovators and companies who want to fight smog with technology or science. The Smogathon Global Edition Competition aims to draw the world’s attention to and seek solutions for the problems of smog and air pollution. $100,000 in prize money will be up for grabs.

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