Personal Finance
September 8, 2021

Sable Wilen-Qureshi Scholarship Award

Personal Finance
Sep 8, 2021

Sable Wilen-Qureshi Scholarship Award

Sable is launching a scholarship award targeted at international students studying at Cornell.

Sable Wilen-Qureshi Scholarship award

How do attitudes to money, finances and banking services differ in the US in comparison to your home country? If you've recently moved to the US, how did your attitudes change when you moved?

The Competition

Life in the United States offers incredible opportunities; from work, to travel, to education. Students from all over the world are often enticed by America’s world-renowned Ivy League institutions to study for a single semester or the duration of their degree course.

However, moving to the US is hard, we’ve been there. Finding an apartment, finding friends and getting used to a whole new culture is a challenge. This scholarship awards students in undergraduate or masters programs who can write honestly and cogently the story of how their attitude to money changed, reflecting on cultural differences between the US and their home country. We believe that by sharing our stories on transition to the US, we can benefit all of us.

The Submission and Style Requirements

Entries should be no longer than 1000 words long. Entries are open to international students, or students with immigrant backgrounds studying in any full time program at Cornell University.

How to Enter

All entries to the competition should be submitted by 11.59pm on Friday 24th April 2020. They should be submitted in electronic form to Entrant name and contact details should be clear in the email but not on the essay attachment itself (it is important you do not include your name or contact details within the attachment as entries will be anonymised before being viewed by judges). If you include a resume we will consider you for one of our many open positions in NYC


The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of Sable’s board and top fintech investors. The top 3 entries will be awarded prizes. You agree to have your writing featured on Sable’s website. If submitting a resume you agree to be contacted regarding our career opportunities.


The winning entry will receive a prize of $500. There is also a second prize of $200 and a third prize of $100.

The entries will be judged on the quality and clarity of the writing and the degree of originality and insight displayed. We’re looking for personal stories, not academic writing. Applicants can also be considered for our internship program. Check the careers section at

About Sable

Sable is the bank for internationals in the U.S. We offer an FDIC insured checking account, credit and debit for people moving to the US with zero fees. You can apply and get approved even before you move. See more at

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