The New Way to Find Scholarship on The Net


Wim Permana

ScholarsCamp is a lovely social bookmarking designed to help scholars and institution to meet each other via scholarship. Yes, you right. It is some kind of Digg or Delicious which specially develop and maintain to organize information about scholarship from around the world in 24/7.

The idea is so simple; if you are a scholar, it seems that you want a source of structured information about scholarship that meet with your academic spec. At the same time, institution or foundation which provide scholarships want to be see by people all over the world, especially by the scholars themself.

Just like any other social bookmarking service, ScholarsCamp works very simple. Here we comes;

1. Discover/Publish

Find a scholarship or some and vote it directly to ScholarsCamp.com. Your submission will appear in “Recent Scholarship”. Well, others visitors or members can see it too and if they consider your scholarship worthy enough to be voted, they will vote for it!

If you are an institution (schools, universities, foundation, etc), you may submit your scholarship directly so that it can be find by a lot of potential visitors easily. Thanks, I know you will love it. Viva yourself!

2. Select

Let’s Vote.

Neither Bush nor Kerry nor anybody. But Harvard or Yale or even both.
Please Vote as many as you like but please be responsible.
“Don’t do evil,” said Google and “Only evil vote the evil,” said ScholarsCamp to scholars. You know what we meant. Remember, your friend can view all scholarships you voted.

Pack it.

When you find scholarship with out-dated due date or deadlines. Tell people by Packing it. This is the power of community, you can save people times by eliminating scholarships (or information) which is irrelevant. For example; Harvard give a scholarship which deadline is on September, 27th 2007, if you still read this scholarship on the next day then Pack it anyway. Even though it’s Harvard. People will love you. Even though they can’t see how sweet you are. Unfortunately.

3. Share

Building a network among scholars is not that hard to imagine. Don’t we? Invite others scholars or perhaps somebody you called it “the scholarship hunters” and add them to your ScholarsCamp list. This will make your network member being able to see what you’ve voted and vice versa. Well, if you have a gang outside there then creating such network here is such a good thing to do. Imagine a gang who is so obsessively to find the best scholarship on earth. Wow, our parents will do love that.

Use Email. Send other scholars. Yeah, but don’t forget your; mom, dad, brothers, sisters, aunt, uncles, husband, wife, and what about your ENEMIES (perhaps as a medium of apologize) the scholarship you vote.

4. Discuss
Discuss every single thing you like or dislike about scholarship. Word it! Don’t be afraid to say something true. If it is to be the only truth you have. Help other scholars who need your help. Though you never met him/her anyway. One little help from you sometimes could generate another help for the same problem or question.

5. Enough

Pronounce this six letter when you can’t find what you’re looking for. Just like any other medium of information, ScholarsCamp is only a craft by human like you too. We think it would never become such a place where you always find what you want. Not even Google or Yahoo or anything else. We’re proudly sorry about this.

Founder and CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

I am an ordinary boy with an extraordinary vision, just like you there. I thought that I have a very good talent in writing, speaking, reading, and of course dreaming. In 2007, my friend (the cofounder of ScholarsCamp) tell me about something called startup. Well, he give me a link to Paul Graham sites. Then I visit it; I read it; I think about it; I love it. Finally, I said to my self,Why don’t start a startup by my self?”

Since then, I always dreaming to become something like Woz, Jobs, Page, Brin, or Gates. Sounds very interesting, yet illusory too. ScholarsCamp is, I believe to be a medium for me to express my self. Hmmm, I hope you will like this kind of short story about me. Anyway, i also wrote a poems too. Enjoy it here.

If you have anything to say about me or this site (suggestions, comments, praise, corrections, errors, product announcement, etc.), please send me email to wim@scholarscamp.com

M. FUAD DWI RIZKI

Founder and CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

You can call him Fuad. Simple, like the guy itself. Fuad is the cofounder and developer, the only one. His responsibility is to make sure that all the feature will be clean from bugs. We know if that’s impossible, but as the time goes by we know that it would decrease too.

Fuad is one of the G-SOC (Google Summer of Code) champion in 2007. He wrote an eclipse’s plugin that could make its user build the Joomla’s component easily.

If you have anything to say about him, please send him email at fuad@ScholarsCamp.com

Penulis: Wim Permana

CPNS Pemkab Gorontalo, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Writer, Blade Rider

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