Clements International Offers $10,000 in Scholarships for Expat Students

Clements International, a provider of insurance and financial services to American organizations and individuals working outside the United States, has introduced a new annual scholarship program for expatriate students.

Clements International's 2009 Expat Youth Scholarship will award $10,000 to students 12-18 of any nationality who have spent at least two years living outside their home country. The theme, "Life in a Flying House," is inspired by the idea that students who spend their childhoods moving between different countries and cultures acquire unique life experiences.

"Experiencing a different country and culture is exciting for an adult, but for a young person, it can be even more life-changing," said Vice President of Marketing Lloyd Yavener. "As a company devoted to protecting the futures of expatriates and their families, this scholarship demonstrates our commitment to supporting growth and learning among this unique segment of the population."

The scholarship contest offers expat students a chance to share their experiences of living in a foreign country through an essay (500 words or more) and creative media (photographs, illustrations, paintings, or video). The scholarship entry deadline is Friday, May 15, 2009. Three winners will be announced in September 2009 in each of two age categories (12-15 and 16-18) based on the quality of the essay, how the selected media reflects their topic and creativity.

For more information about the scholarship and to submit entries, visit