Rakbo Scholarship

What’s in It for me?

Get a chance to win a $150 dollar micro-scholarship every month

Learn LinkedIn’s #9 most In-Demand Skill of 2017: SEO/SEM marketing

Compare and collaborate with a team of blog contributors from over 50 countries

How do I apply?

Here are the rules…

  1. Submit your best piece of writing in the application below and like us on Facebook – If we like your piece, we’ll invite you to be a part of the team and you can now participate in Rakbo’s micro-scholarship. We suggest reading the 10 Commandments for Rakbo Content to get a feel for our style.
  2. Choose a sweeeet headline and topic for your next article – Work with Chloe, our globetrotting Editor, if you need help.
  3. Write it – Be brief but not boring. 800 words is what you get.
  4. Upload it to WordPress
  5. Share it – the article with the most views and shares will win. You’ll get access to our weekly leaderboard to see how you’re doing in real time.Not too bad right. BONUS: Once you get the hang of it, you can enter every month!
I'm an international student on an F-1, M-1 or J-1 visa, am I eligible?

Yes, this micro scholarship is not remuneration (payment for work) of any kind. We have the scholarship rules available for any and everyone to see. However, if you’re unsure, please talk to your school’s administrators.


How do you determine the winner?

For now we’re keeping it simple:

Number of Pageviews x .75 + Number of Shares x .25 = Weighted Value for choosing the winner.

Pageviews and Shares are key and the article with the highest Weighted Value wins. Bounce Rate, Exit Rate, Returning Visitor, share from Reader as opposed to Writer etc. will be incorporated down the road. We’ll always let you know the rules well in advance 🙂

What if I don’t get invited to participate...You’ll at least let me know right?
Of course we will, and we encourage you to join the Rabko Fam facebook group or follow Team.Rakbo on Instagram to learn about other contests and ways to contribute.
What if I don’t win?
That’s okay, you’ll still learn the tools to make your own money. Didn’t we mention SEO/SEM is the #9 most In-Demand Skill of 2017 AND we encourage you to apply again the following month.
Do I have to jump through a million hoops to get my money?
Nope, we will initiate the transfer in 1-2 business days. Venmo, Paypal, Visa Prepaid Credit and Amazon Gift Cards are our preferred methods. If you want to use something else, just ask.
So why is Rakbo doing this?
When we started Rakbo, we made a promise to provide today’s international students with all of the information and resources we wish we had when we were in your shoes. This micro-scholarship is just one of many ways we hope to give back. Our scholarships and giveaways will grow as we do as a company. So please share Rakbo’s contests and content with your friends, study abroad offices and classmates.
Previous Scholarship Recipients

So now that you know how to win, what are you waiting for? 🙂 We here at Rakbo look forward to your submissions