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Scholarship application example : international students
August 15, 2016
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Dr. Andrea Jalonek
The Free School
Reference: Postdoctoral research scholarship and teaching assistant (Ref: PD 2017)
Dear Dr. Jalonek,
Please find attached a copy of my CV to support my application for the position listed above as
advertised on your website dated June 1, 2016. This program is a precise match with my
longterm career objective. I aim to tutor at risk students from developing countries.
My Doctoral program at Mahatma College majors in Development Studies and I completed the
coursework component with an A grade average in 2015. My dissertation explores
microfinance loans secured by women in Kerala State, India over the past decade. My
quantitative research measures the average net rate of return earned by these women.
My outlook and knowledgebase is global and my understanding of India’s NGO sector is strong.
Between 2005 and 2014, I worked as a program officer for the Red Cross in Sri Lanka, Pakistan,
Nepal, India and Bangladesh. I am committed to using education to support and empower
persons from disadvantaged backgrounds in this region and globally.
I welcome you to keep my CV on file indefinitely for this role and any other suitable positions.
Rajveer Patel M.S.Sc MTSS
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Tel. +91 172 123 4567
Career objective: to work in the field of education to support those from disadvantaged
backgrounds who wish to engage in study as a means to empower their career and life course.
Status: Indian Citizenship and working visa rights for Pakistan and Nepal.
Salary/benefits: flexible and negotiable.
Mode: facetoface, online or both modes.
Hours: temporary, casual, contract or permanent.
Available: I am flexible and may commence any role immediately.
Mahatma Technical and Social Sciences College
Doctor of Education
2013 to 2016 (thesis under examination)
Master of Social Sciences 2012
Coursework 3 Distinctions and 12 High Distinctions
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honors) 2005
Externally examined thesis 20,000 words
Microfinance and gender in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: 1995 to 2005
High distinction average for coursework and thesis
Microsoft Office, Faminerelief Online Organization Database (FOOD)
Mahatma Technical and Social Sciences College: Academic Appeal Board, Panelist 2015
Advanced First Aid Certificate (Current), Red Cross International Punjab 2015
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Indian Red Cross Society, Employment Assistance Centre, Kerala State
Acting Program Leader (Parttime), February 2015 to June 2017
• Taught ESL to international students
• Taught IELTS to international students
• Assisted graduates to write covering letters and prepare their CV
• Coached graduates and aided them to prepare a longterm job search strategy
Hindu Global Mission Society
Field Officer Food Program: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal
January 2004 to December 2014
• Coordinated food parcel deliveries for regional depots
• Interviewed community leaders to identify local food requirements
• Represented the Divisional Office at regional and crossnational conferences
• Updated stock purchases and food parcel deliveries on the computer database
Punjab State Technical High School
Senior Prefect, 2003
• Attended meetings on the Student’s Representative Council (SRC) on a monthly basis
• Recorded minutes of the meetings and distributed these to the School Council
• Represented the SRC at intrahigh school meetings at the regional and national levels
• Principal’s Merit Scholarship, Punjab State Technical High School
• Graduated as Dux of Punjab State Technical High School in 2003
Peer review publications
Patel, J. (2014), Gender and microfinance in Kerala State, Kerala Review, June 2014, 2(1), 69.
–––––– (2013), Guest Editor: Forward, Punjab State ESL Journal, May 2012, 5(3), 12.
Interests: Attending conferences, applied TESOL and Pilates.
Registrar, Mahatma Technical and Social Sciences College
Director Human Resources, Indian Red Cross Society Kerala State
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