World Bank International Essay Contest

Institute for Humane Studies

Scholarship Name: Humane Studies Fellowships
Description: The Institute for Humane Studies is dedicated to promoting study in the “liberal tradition” and awards research fellowships to both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing research projects in “intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.” Students who are award these prestigious fellowships from the Institute for Humane Studies can choose to complete their research either in the United States or abroad.
Award: $2,000 – $12,000
Awards per Year: 165
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students (Juniors & Seniors), Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study: International Affairs, Political Science, Law, Economics
How to Apply/Contact: To apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship, please visit the Institute for Humane Studies website.
See Also: Scholarships for International Affairs,Scholarships for Graduate Students, Scholarships for Study Abroad

The World Bank

Scholarship Name: The World Bank Essay Competition
Description: Each year, the World Bank makes a call for essays on a topic related to international affairs and the economy (recently, the topic was Climate Change). Of course, the World Bank uses the term “essay contest” rather loosely, and students are encouraged to submit their responses to the topic using a variety of media, including video and photo. The competition further encourages students from all over the globe to submit their work, with 90% of the 2,000 or so entries coming from developing countries. Submissions are judged according to category, and the finalists of the essay contest and winner video contest are asked to attend a final jury and award ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. This is in addition to the $3,000 grand prize!
Award: $1,000 – $3,000
Awards per Year: 3
Award is Open to: Young Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students (ages 12-24)
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: All information, including this year’s essay topic, is available on the World Bank Essay contest website.
See Also:Scholarships for International Affairs, Scholarship Contests, Scholarships for Young People

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Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

If you are a Tanzanian postgraduate student living in Tanzania, here is your turn to have your say! The World Bank wants to hear your ideas on how the private sector can help the public sector initiate better public infrastructure, and other public services in Tanzania. Enter the Private Public Partnership (PPP) Essay Competition, and you could win an attachment to the World Bank in Tanzania!

How to enter: The question we want you to answer—the topic of othe essay—is: “How can the private sector help deliver better public services in Tanzania?”


Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for the PPP Essay Competition, you must:

  • Be a Tanzanian citizen and postgraduate student
  • Be living in Tanzania
  • Send your 1,000-word original essay written in English
  • Be able to hold a conversation in English

Selection Criteria:

A panel of expert judges from inside and outside the World Bank Group will review all the entries, select the top 30, conduct interviews, and thereafter select the winners. Winners will be given PPP training and given a voucher to take the PPP Certification Exam. (For details on this visit:

The winning essays will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Clarity and applicability
  • Passing a written test


  • The five winners with the best score in the PPP Certification Exam will receive a three-month attachment to the World Bank in Tanzania.
  • Their essays will be published on the WBG’s Nasikiliza blog page and promoted on World Bank social media channels. These essays will be credited to the respective authors.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Bank Private Public Partnership (PPP) Essay Competition 2018 #Blog4Dev 

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