Monday, November 8, 2010
KROC INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, INDIANA (USA)
Notre Dame's Kroc Institute is one of the world’s principal centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace. Faculty conduct research on war, genocide, terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict, and violation of human rights; teach students earning degrees in peace studies; and contribute to on-the-ground peacebuilding worldwide.
You can also find information about the doctoral, master's, or undergraduate programs in peace studies by visiting the degree programs section of the website.
When you're ready, you can apply to the master’s program in peace studies or apply to the Ph.D. program in peace studies.
Visit www.kroc.nd.edu/apply to get more details and apply soon
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Sunday, November 7, 2010
You are required to submit at least three recommendation letters. It is advisable that your recommenders (references or referees) should be either your professors and/or employers/supervisors in your work.
These letters describe applicant’s qualities in academic field and working environment. The letters should emphasize more on positive qualities. If the letters describe that applicant is not capable of pursuing studies in that particular field, even if applicant has higher GPA will not be considered for scholarships. In that case, make sure your recommender is the person who really knows you, you trust him/her and is having a good intention towards your success.
The Recommendation Letters should be professional recommendation. In that sense, the letters should not be written with a family, friend, colleagues at work or relative on personal basis.
Professional Advise: When Admissions Office requests at least three recommendation letters, please submit three to four letters. Two letters should come from your professors, and the rest from where you are working. The reason behind is, admissions officer will be in a position to look your strengths both in academic arena and in working field.
For more details on Recommendation Letters, Tips and Advice, please visit online at
There are two main ways of submitting Recommendation Letters. These ways are Online Recommendation, and Paper Recommendation. In online, the admission office or scholarship sponsor sends a specific link and instructions to your recommenders. Make sure you write a correct e-mail address and inform your recommender that you have added his/her e-mail address as your recommender and will receive special instructions soon. The paper recommendation on the other requires recommenders to write the letter using official letterhead of the particular office where recommender is, and also have official stamp and send using the official envelope of the organization/office.
Read the application procedures for that particular scholarship to know which way is needed for that application. More importantly, make follow up to your recommender to know whether or not has sent your recommendation. Remember, your recommendation letter is the most important document required for winning scholarship.
“Since recommendations carry considerable weight in the admissions process, take the time to brief your recommenders about your plans, where you would like to study, and why.”[IF YOU WANT TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES, Book 2 ]
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Statement of Purpose is also known as Motivational Letter or Statement of Intent. It is a vital tool in your application as it helps a lot when determining whether or not you strong candidate and be given scholarship.
Each scholarship program has its own goals and objectives. Organizations, institutes and governments when sponsoring a certain scholarship program have their own goals and objectives. In other words, there is no “free money” as funders know for sure their mission, goals and objectives set are met by looking suitable candidates
So when writing the Statement of Purpose, first and foremost is to understand in detail philosophy, goals and objectives of that particular scholarship. Those will help you to go along with funders’ objectives hence suitable for them as they want to use their money appropriately.
Bear in mind that many scholarships are intended for people from Developing Countries with hope that after studies those beneficiaries of scholarships will go back to their home countries and work hard to develop their countries using knowledge and skills acquired in those Developed Countries. The worse mistake you will make in your Statement of Purpose is to say that you will continue to stay there in that Developed Country and live your life. You will be completely wrong since you are not compatible with goals and objectives of that particular scholarship, so
you will not be a choice for them.
Posted by MAKULILO FOUNDATION at 8:07 PM