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Monday, August 18, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities


Weekly Update #389 (August 18th, 2014)

I. Financial Aid
UG: Caldwell University (NJ) Offers Academic Scholarships to Qualified International Students: http://bit.ly/1mD7B0d
UG: St. Mary's University (TX) Intensive English Program Announces a 50% Tuition Scholarship: http://bit.ly/1yA7iJf
UG/Grad: Georgia College (GA) Announces 15 International Student Scholarships for Spring 2015: http://bit.ly/1sGccpH
UG/Grad: Western Illinois University (IL) Offering an International Merit Ambassador's Scholarship: http://bit.ly/1rAEVbp

II. Campus News
- Join Us For A Webchat About Adapting to American Campus Culture: http://bit.ly/1rdT7vu
- Couple Hosts Dozens of Radford University (VA) International Students: http://bit.ly/1t3WilR
- Young African Students Discuss Their Stay at Rutgers (NJ): http://bit.ly/1qNzs0v
- University of Northern Colorado (CO) Begins Offering a Master of Business Administration      Program: http://bit.ly/1rAGZ2X

Monday, August 11, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities


Weekly Update #388 (August 11th, 2014)

I. Financial Aid
UG: Northwest Missouri State University (MO) Offers Financial Waiver to International Students: http://bit.ly/1thMKqC
UG: University of Wisconsin-Platteville (WI) Offers Scholarships for English Language Program Students: http://bit.ly/1zRdtv9
UG: University of Mississippi (MS) Offers Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students: http://bit.ly/1sgyZIz

II. Campus News
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute (MD) Selects 46 International Predoctoral Fellows: http://bit.ly/1AyMTrU
- EducationUSA Interactive: Know Before You Go is August 13: http://bit.ly/XNGRVp
- University of Louisiana - Monroe (LA) Breaks Ground on New International Student Center: http://bit.ly/UW9Ynz
- Join Us For Our Free Virtual College Fair: http://bit.ly/1muqOkB 

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities



Weekly update #387 (August 4th, 2014)


I. Financial Aid
UG: Moore (PA) Offering an International Merit-Based Scholarship
UG: Free Tuition Offered to New FP Scholars at Mount Holyoke (MA)
UG: Emporia State University (KS) Offers International Students Aid
UG: Chatham University (PA) Offers Renewable Scholarships for International Students


II. Campus News
How Drexel (PA) Brought Two International Students Together to Make Mobile Games for Charity
International Student Takes Advantage of Practical Research Opportunities at Penn State (PA)
President Obama Meets with Young African Leaders in Washington to Discuss the Young African Leaders Initiative


MOORE (PA) OFFERING AN INTERNATIONAL MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP
International Merit-based Scholarship:
Up to $18,000 awarded annually to eligible first-year students and up to $12,000 awarded annually to eligible transfer students, upon acceptance into Moore's undergraduate program.

Scholarships are based on portfolio, academic achievement and TOEFL score (if required). Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of between 2.5 and 3.0 per year, depending on amount of scholarship.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/WRBN1G



FREE TUITION OFFERED TO NEW FP SCHOLARS AT MOUNT HOLYOKE (MA)

All new Frances Perkins (FP) Scholars—students of nontraditional age—admitted to the College will be awarded full tuition scholarships. They are available to both full- and part-time FP students.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1thSD7h

   

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (KS) OFFERS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AID

The Office of International Education proudly offers academic merit scholarships to students with qualifying SAT/ACT scores and a GPA of 3.0 or better.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1kleSGH



CHATHAM UNIVERSITY (PA) OFFERS RENEWABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Chatham University offers merit-based scholarships for international undergraduate students that complete their applications by November 1 for spring term and April 1 for fall term. Scholarships range from $7,000 - $16,000 per year and are renewable for four years with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1gJpJY1



HOW DREXEL (PA) BROUGHT TWO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TOGETHER TO MAKE MOBILE GAMES FOR CHARITY

Dang and Nikiforouk decided to do something positive with their time and entrepreneurial minds at Drexel.  They wanted to start their own company that would use banner advertisements to raise money for charity.  There was a small hurdle to clear: Neither of them had any experience programming games, or any kind of software. And they didn’t have the resources to hire a developer. So they just taught themselves how to do it, over the course of a few months.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1yRRhAn



INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF PRACTICAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT PENN STATE (PA)

Danhao Ma or Spark is a student from Shanghai, China. From a young age he has always wanted to explore and experience more academically than he believed China could offer. When his parents offered to allow him to attend high school in the U.S., he jumped at the chance, landing in Atchison, Kansas. In search of a good engineering school to continue his studies, he chose Penn State, where as an undergraduate researcher, he is working on the next generation of power cells–flexible batteries. These batteries are bendable with a fraction of the volume and weight of the ones we use today.  Watch the video to find out more!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1zv5Xpw



PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS WITH YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS IN WASHINGTON TO DISCUSS THE YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE

This week, President Obama met with Young African Leaders in Washington to discuss the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  The President alongside his administration hope to double the number of participants in the program in the next two years. He also hopes to create regional leadership centers across Africa and launch a new set of educational and professional development tools.   President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry all delivered remarks at the event.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1s7NVXQ

               

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities

Weekly update #384 (July 14, 2014)

I. Financial Aid
UG: Seattle Central College (WA) Scholarships: http://bit.ly/1oGWzsq
UG: Concordia (WI) Financial Aid for International Students: http://bit.ly/1oHnvbA
UG/Grad: The United States South Pacific Scholarship Program: http://bit.ly/1lO24Ti
UG/Grad/Postgrad: Laureate Online Education Offering Tuition Savings: http://bit.ly/1mBOfMN

II. Campus News
- Faculty Learn Chinese to Help Connect with International Students: http://bit.ly/1oNyqlB
- Japanese Student Comes 'Home' to Boise State (ID): http://bit.ly/1kVqKcZ
- Kansas Women's Leadership Institute Taking Place This Summer at KU (KS) : http://bit.ly/U5dziu


If you live in the Eastern Caribbean (to include: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) please call Information Resource Associate Juanita Lynch at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown at 246-227-4102 or email bridgetownexchanges@state.gov. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

DHS launches Study in the United States website

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week launched an enhancedStudy in the Stateswebsite, which serves as “an information hub for international students in the U.S.”

New features now include an "Ask a Question" section, giving answers to commonly asked questions about studying in the United States and school certification. There is also an extensive school search page that will allow students to locate schools certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). 

The updated site also features a blog geared to international students and school officials. Users can translate the site into multiple languages. 

 "Being an international student is a complex process that involves several government agencies, and the new Study in the States tools will help students and schools easily find the latest news, information, interactive guides and videos they need," said SEVP Director Lou Farrell.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rocking the Riot!

24 corrections officers from the Eastern Caribbean attended a mock riot prison event from May 4-8, 2014 at the West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia.  

The delegates, hailing from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, gained valuable professional training by participating in real-life prison riot scenarios and attending a 12-hour certification course on "Disturbance Control and Forced Cell Entry."

The teams also had the opportunity to partner and train with U.S. correction officers from across the nation.  

The training was coordinated through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement’s (INL) Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnerships and the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown.  

Here are a few photos from the mock riot event.

Grenadian Corrections officers on the first day of training in Moundsville, West Virginia.
     

Barbados and St. Kitts teams after successfully completing the mock riot scenarios of forced cell entry and cell search.
    
INL Bridgetown Transnational Crime Specialist, Julie Heumphreus (center) with the St. Lucia Corrections officer team.
  
Delegates from St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and Barbados training in small unit tactics with West Virginia Corrections officers.