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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities

                                 
                                               Weekly Update #372 (March 31st, 2014)

I. Financial Aid
UG: Colorado State University-Pueblo (CO) Scholarships Available for International Students: http://bit.ly/1guYj25
UG: Drexel (PA) Global Scholars Scholarship: http://bit.ly/1cVP3cn
UG: Longwood University (VA) Merit-Based Scholarships: http://bit.ly/1ffgyJy
UG: American Honors International Student Scholarships: http://bit.ly/1rFm6FJ
UG/Grad: Southern Arkansas University (AR) Scholarships for International Students: http://bit.ly/PRO1UL

II. Campus News
- University of Colorado Denver (CO) Invites You to Join their International Facebook Community : http://bit.ly/1girxqF
- Colorado Mesa University (CO) Plans to Open BridgePathways Center: http://bit.ly/1gkygPY
- Penn State Law's (PA) Summer Arbitration Workshop: http://bit.ly/1h6b47Q
- University of Baltimore (MD) Introduces New Finish4Free Program: http://bit.ly/1g3QP6e

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, March 10, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities

                               
                                       Weekly Update #369 (March 10th, 2014)

I. Financial Aid
UG: The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' (CO) Intensive English Program Scholarship for Two Syrian Students: http://bit.ly/1hLTFUB
UG: Arkansas Tech University's (AR) Two New Scholarships for First Year Undergraduates: http://bit.ly/1gHJ0VJ
UG/Grad: Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IN) Scholarships for International Students: http://bit.ly/Oy8ayF
UG/Grad: Southern Arkansas University (AR) Academic Scholarships: http://bit.ly/1g93qp3
Grad: Loyola University Chicago (IL) LLM Program Scholarships for International Lawyers: http://bit.ly/1eHOSvt

II. Campus News
- Register for an EdUSA Connects Step 4: Apply for Your Student Visa Webinar: http://bit.ly/1fjepeM
- Bridge English Language Center (CO) Study Colorado's Newest Member: http://bit.ly/1mIVZxT
- Felician College (NJ) Accepting Applications for Pre-College Summer Program: http://bit.ly/OJH0ES
- Siena Heights University (MI) Summer Courses: http://bit.ly/1fYFQey
- The University of Washington (WA) New 10-month Intensive Master of Applied International Studies Degree: http://bit.ly/1jOUNUV
- Longwood University (VA) Launches Facebook Page for International Students: http://bit.ly/P1kiIG

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. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities


Weekly Update #367 (February 24th, 2014)

I. Financial Aid

UG: University of Colorado Denver (CO) Presidential Scholar Award for Outstanding International Students: http://bit.ly/1eyA6gf
UG: The University of Toledo's (OH) College of Engineering Scholarship Opportunities: http://bit.ly/1fTEPpi
UG: Marian University (IN) Academic Scholarships: http://bit.ly/1fZnBa3
UG/Grad/Postgrad: Ferris State University (MI) Scholarship Opportunities: http://bit.ly/1h9ePvA
Grad: Loyola University Chicago (IL) Civitas Child & Family Law Scholarship: http://bit.ly/1l0vm2V

II. Campus News 

- University of Washington (WA) Undergraduate Preparation Program (UPP): http://bit.ly/LFwGeM 
- University of St. Francis' (IL) International Students Mentor Recent Immigrants: http://bit.ly/1kHn7LM 
- South Dakota State University (SD) Hosts Sold Out Nepalese Cultural Event: http://bit.ly/1oOwMR8 
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's (NY) New York Summer Seminar : http://bit.ly/1ff0fPO 
- Many Languages, One World: United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest: http://bit.ly/1jHAKqN

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. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities

                              
                                       Weekly Update #365 (February 10th, 2014)


REED COLLEGE (OR) FINANCIAL AID FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
All financial aid at Reed is granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need. We offer no academic or athletic scholarships. Need is determined through an assessment of your family’s financial resources and ability to contribute toward the cost of your education.

Reed meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Since our funds are limited, we can offer financial aid to approximately 20 to 25 international students each year. In a typical year, 200 to 250 qualified international first-year and transfer applicants compete for these few awards. Reed will not admit a student who demonstrates need without offering a financial aid award. All offers of financial assistance include grants, work opportunities, and loans.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1c41iRN


IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (IA) INTERNATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Iowa State University is offering a new scholarship for International Undergraduate Applicants. International Merit Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students, and range from $4,000 to $8,000 per year. Apply today!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1kEb3bu


GEORGIA COLLEGE (GA) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia College is pleased to announce a more generous international student scholarship than was available in the past. 15 International Student Scholarships are available for Fall 2014.

The deadline to apply is April 1st, 2014.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/tWgQOp


SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW (NY) CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Civil Society Leadership Award (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships to support studies in the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at Syracuse University College of Law. The award covers tuition, fees, living expenses, and other related program costs. Eligible candidates for the CSLA award must be citizens or permanent residents of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Laos, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

Please visit our LL.M. website for admissions details/criteria. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2014. Contact our office with any questions.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1fBbvUL


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW (IL) CONSUMER ANTITRUST SCHOLARSHIP
Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and Office of Foreign and International LLM Programs join forces to offer the Consumer Antitrust Scholarship, a 60% tuition-reduction scholarship, for Loyola’s LLM Program for International Lawyers. The reduced tuition for the one-year program would amount to $13,536 (full tuition: $33,840).

The selected recipient will be part of the full activities and events of the Antitrust Institute, and will work closely with Institute Faculty to develop a tailored curriculum in international law with a focus in competition law. The scholarship is available for the academic year 2014/15; classes begin in August 2014.
Application deadline: March 15, 2014.

Loyola’s one-year LLM Program for International Lawyers was launched in 2012 and offers two tracks: U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers, and International Law with Focus Option.

Please contact Insa Blanke, Executive Director or Foreign and International LLM Programs, at iblanke1@luc.edu or 312-915-7091 to discuss any questions regarding the application and the program.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1b5YnGv


OHIO UNIVERSITY (OH) UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION
The Ohio University undergraduate application deadline for the fall 2014 semester has been extended until March 1. Additionally, there are still opportunities for scholarship consideration!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/LxYoe6


THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO (OH) SUMMER SEMESTER DEADLINE EXTENSION
The priority deadline for admission to The University of Toledo for summer semester 2014 has been moved up to March 1st! If you have not yet applied, please do so as soon as possible so that we can consider you for our International Student Scholarship, valued at $9,120 USD per academic year. Follow the link for more info where you can find the application for admission.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1d179ov


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (WA) LAUNCH OF SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
The University of Washington is proud to announce the launch of our new Summer Institute for Academic Success (SIAS) at our beautiful campus in Seattle, WA.

This intensive 4-week program is ideal for intermediate and advanced non-native English speakers who have already been accepted to a U.S. college or University and would like to get an edge on their preparations. The SIAS program features:
• Lectures and panel discussions with prestigious UW faculty
• Opportunities to network with other UW undergraduate students
• Social activities that include a welcome reception, campus tour, fun Seattle-area outing and weekly coffee hours with program staff

The SIAS program also boosts English language and presentation skills needed for top academic performance and increases awareness of U.S. academic culture and expectations.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1akQZtx


ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY (CO) OFFERS IN-STATE TUITION FOR SUMMER STUDIES
Receive in-state tuition for summer classes at Adams State University this summer! For undergraduate students, summer session is a great opportunity to pick up a few more credits and graduate on time. All students (undergrad and graduate) will receive in-state tuition for all classes this summer. Registration begins March 17, and the first summer session begins May 12. Adams State University is distinguished by caring professors, small classes, and a diverse, yet close-knit community.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/LzFJOr


FINAL TWO EDUSA CONNECTS STEP 3 - FINANCE YOUR STUDIES WEBINARS
Register now for the final two Step 3 webinars in EducationUSA's Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study series on the important topics of Finance Your Studies. On February 24th, join us for Budgeting for U.S. Study. Then on February 28th for high achievers, join EducationUSA for a session on The Fulbright Foreign Student Program. Archives of past Your 5 Steps sessions can be found on the EducationUSA site: http://www.educationusa.info/edusa_connects/.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1acg3BZ


CHECK OUT THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S 100,000 STRONG IN THE AMERICAS PROGRAM
In March 2011, President Barack Obama launched "100,000 Strong in the Americas," an initiative to increase international study in the Western Hemisphere. The purpose of 100,000 Strong is to foster region-wide prosperity through greater international exchange of students, who are our future leaders and innovators. Increasing understanding in the Western Hemisphere and building closer people-to-people ties will help the State Department work together with the people of the Western Hemisphere to address common challenges including citizen security, economic opportunity, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1jpJ1CV


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, February 3, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities

                           
                                       Weekly Update #364 (February 3rd, 2014)

I. Financial Aid
UG: Roger Williams University (RI) Institutional Scholarships: http://bit.ly/1eSMXWJ
UG: Wellesley College (MA) Financial Aid for International Students: http://bit.ly/1c3Vt73
UG: Hiram College (OH) Tuition Guarantee and Hiram College Global Scholarship Program: http://bit.ly/1dBR1rU
UG: University of Colorado Denver (CO) Presidential Scholar Award : http://bit.ly/1bypdVq
UG: Smith College (MA) Summer Program Scholarships: http://bit.ly/1hXHYWT

II. Campus News
- Register Now for CollegeWeekLive's International Student Day Fair, February 19: http://bit.ly/1fmOMxy
- Pittsburg State University's (KS) Human Performance Lab Adds Impressive Technology: http://bit.ly/1mBTNmr
- The University of Toledo (OH) Forms Turkish American Student Association: http://bit.ly/1i4E3rS
- Lakeland College (WI) English Language Institute Offers 6 Start Dates Each Year!: http://bit.ly/1bCHSQa

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.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities

                                        
                               
                                            Weekly Update #363 (January 27th, 2014)



UNIVERSITY OF DENVER (CO) MERIT-BASED AWARDS
Admission and departmental scholarships vary in amount and are awarded to students with competitive GPAs and scores on standardized tests. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships when they submit an application for admission and will be notified in their admission decision letter. Approximately 60% of our first-year students receive merit-based awards, so if a student's academic profile is near our average, he or she will potentially be eligible for an award. These awards are renewable if a student continues full-time and remains in good academic standing.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/K2zpi7


PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (RI) MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
All applicants (domestic and international) are automatically considered for Providence College's academic scholarships. The Committee on Scholarships determines awards based on the application for admission, and these scholarships are given to students who display outstanding academic credentials. For more information, including the different levels of scholarship, view our Merit Scholarships page: http://www.providence.edu/financial-aid/applying-aid/pages/institutional-merit-based.aspx.

Please note that no merit scholarship covers the full cost of attendance, and that even if combined with a need-based award, funding will not exceed the cost of tuition. Providence College is need-aware in the Admission review process and cannot guarantee to meet 100% of a student's financial need.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1m9hSR6


SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY (RI) MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are still available at Salve Regina University! Merit-based scholarship range from $8,000-$18,000 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable each year contingent that the student maintains a 3.0 and remains in good academic standing.

Currently we are waiving the application fee for International students. Apply to Salve Regina University through the common application.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/19IGFLy


HAMILTON COLLEGE (NY) NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES
For those international students admitted into the Class of 2016, Hamilton offered approximately $1.4 million in scholarship aid and the average scholarship was $43,332. While this may seem like a substantial amount, the pool of international students applying for this aid is extremely competitive. Financial aid packages typically include Hamilton College Scholarship and campus employment. Hamilton meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted international student for all four years. International students/families that are receiving need-based financial aid are required to apply for financial aid annually.
VERY IMPORTANT: International students who wish to be considered for financial aid must apply at the time of admission. Financial Aid applications will not be accepted or considered after admission decisions have been made. Those who do not apply or qualify at that point will not be eligible for financial aid for any of their four years at Hamilton.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1eT6Rkf


WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (IL) MERIT AMBASSADOR'S SCHOLARSHIPS
WIU is excited to offer the new International Merit Ambassador's Scholarship to eligible international students! Effective spring 2014, this scholarship recognizes international students enrolled full time at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applies to newly admitted students who are non-sponsored.

Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Scholarship is good for up to four years for undergraduate students and up to two years for graduate. Application deadline for spring 2014 is February 10, 2014. Deadline for fall semester 2014 application is September 10, 2014. Visit our website for details.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1cAE0P1

     
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO (CA) ANNOUNCES NEW MASTER'S IN MUSEUM STUDIES
Announcing a new graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco: the MA in Museum Studies. Learn curatorial practice & design, conservation, museum management and more. Apply online for Fall 2014!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/19QlG9H

   
PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (KS) OFFERS SHORT-TERM SUMMER TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Pittsburg State University's College of Technology will host the International Mini-MST Certificate Program which is an introduction to Master of Science in Technology. The Mini-MST Program will be held this summer on July 14-25, 2014. This program is uniquely designed to accommodate the international learner and introduce the U.S. industrial, engineering, and technological environment presented by the faculty of PSU’s award-winning and nationally recognized College of Technology. This program includes both on-campus classes in the state-of-the-art Kansas Technology Center and off-campus field trips.

This non-degree, non-credit bearing program is open to all students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as professionals in the workforce. Students do not need to have a technology degree to apply.

Topics will include: engineering technology: mechanical, electronics, manufacturing, plastics, construction; automotive technology, wood technology, graphic communications, and workforce development.

The cost for the program is $2500 (US) which includes classes, field trips, housing, health insurance, access to campus facilities, and airport pick-up.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1jo3Tdo


NEW ACADEMIC INITIATIVE AT MONMOUTH COLLEGE (IL) ADDRESSING WORLD HUNGER AND FOOD SECURITY
Monmouth College’s Food Security program is the first multidisciplinary academic venture to emerge from the college’s innovative Triads for Excellence initiative, under which teams of faculty members from different disciplines teach, conduct research and raise awareness about an important topical issue of international interest.

Consistent with Monmouth’s liberal arts focus, the program takes a “big-picture” view of issues concerning the production and distribution of food, which is quickly emerging as one of the most critical and often controversial topics of our generation.

Food security, which was defined by the 1996 World Food Summit as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life,” will require expertise and resources from a broad range of academic disciplines if it is to be achieved.

Monmouth College is a selective, private liberal arts college of 1260 students and 97 faculty in west central Illinois. The college is located in a small town in the beautiful, safe and affordable Midwest. It offers courses in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and arts (popular majors include computer science, communications and public relations, psychology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, international business and accounting). Monmouth College has an outstanding career counseling center (with a placement rate this year of 99% of the graduating class employed or in graduate study). Monmouth is distinctive for its integrated science and business initiative (located in a beautiful new academic building that houses labs, seminar rooms, an observatory and greenhouse), its educational garden and small farm on which students study sustainable agricultural practices, and for its personalized academic advising system. The 112 acres of the college campus include the Le Suer Nature Preserve, Spring Grove Prairie, a prairie-habitat biology field station, and a freshwater pond for field research.

Pre-professional programs include architecture, engineering, law, library science and more.

Monmouth College welcomes international students, including transfer students. There is no application fee, and admitted students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarship awards. SAT or ACT scores are helpful in the admissions review but are not required.

All scholarships are renewable for each year of the student's college career (up to four years in total, given good acadeimc standing) - these are not one-year scholarships. The scholarships are partial tuition waivers.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/19qqd2H


EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (IL) LAUNCHES NEW MASTER'S IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCES
We are excited to introduce a master's degree in Geographic Information Sciences, a unique program degree taught by distinguished faculty from geography, biology, political science, economics and business. This degree program features practical field work as well as internship possibilities. International Student Scholarships are also available.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1kVqsI4


DREXEL UNIVERSITY (PA) OFFERS A NEW MASTER'S IN ECONOMICS.
This program integrates training in core economics, rigorous quantitative methods and policy analysis. It prepares students for a career in industry, the financial sector, government or international organizations. The program also provides the necessary knowledge and the analytical skills to the students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. degree in related areas.

Students with various backgrounds, ranging from little background in economics to an undergraduate major or beyond, may aspire to improve their preparation in economics with a view to undertaking scholarly or professional work in economics. This program offers a number of options for students with different backgrounds and aspirations. The main component of the program provides an Industry and Public Policy emphasis that will enable students to apply economic methodology in government and private sector careers.

For students who aspire to a PhD in economics or to work in economic research, the program provides options to obtain the needed rigorous training in advanced theory. By offering a Master’s Degree with these options, the Drexel University School of Economics will make its distinctive strengths available to a new constituency, enrich the experience of our students at all levels, and continue its progress in taking its place among the distinguished economics program of our region and nation.

Our faculty take a hands-on approach to research and teaching, mentoring students on a daily basis. AACSB accredited, LeBow College is set within a dynamic research community in the Greater Philadelphia area, which is home to more than 80 colleges and universities.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1duQEmb


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.     

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Scholarships and Financial Aid News at U.S. Universities

                                                              
                                         Weekly Update #362 (January 20th, 2014)

I. Financial Aid
UG: Washington and Lee University (VA) Johnson Scholarships
UG: Gonzaga University (WA) Merit Scholarships
UG: Broward College (FL) International Student Merit Scholarship
UG/Grad/Postgrad: East Tennessee State University (TN) International Academic Merit Scholarships
Grad: Emerson College (MA) Merit-based Fellowships



WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (VA) JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIPS
Winners of the Johnson Scholarship receive awards of at least tuition, room and board to attend Washington and Lee University. Students with financial need higher than this amount will have any additional need met by the scholarship. Every year Johnson Scholarships are awarded to approximately ten percent of the incoming class.

In addition, Johnson Scholars receive funding in the amount of $7,000 to support summer experiences during their time at Washington and Lee. Internships, volunteer experiences or research projects are just a few of the ways Johnson Scholars may use these funds to explore the world and their own potential for leadership. Applying for a Johnson Scholarship ensures consideration for all other available honor scholarships.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1b3KeXW



GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (WA) MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Merit scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in their academics and extracurricular activities. All international students who complete the Application for Admission are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Freshmen scholarships range from $3,000 to $15,500 per year and are guaranteed for four years (as long as the student enters as a freshman and maintains good academic standing). Transfer scholarships range from $10,500 to $13,500 per year and are guaranteed for two years (as long as the student maintains good academic standing).

Criteria for the scholarship include difficulty of curriculum, grade point average, SAT, ACT, or TOEFL/IELTS test scores, extracurricular activities, recommendations, quality of the essay, and optional interview. Separate application forms are not required.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1dwnLZu


BROWARD COLLEGE (FL) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
The International Student Merit Scholarship is available to all F1 and M1 students including degree seeking and language program students who meet the following requirements:
* Complete the International Student Merit Scholarship Application.
* Student must have an immigration status of F1 or M1.
* Student must have successfully completed 24 credit hours at Broward College.
* Student must be in good academic standing.
* Student must have an overall minimum 3.0 grade point average.
* Must be enrolled full time unless it is the student’s last term to graduate.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1gMhJSP


EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (TN) INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) offers the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship for new international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The scholarship covers 50% of tuition. The scholarship award can last for up to eight semesters for undergraduate students, five semesters for students seeking a master's degree, and eight semesters for doctoral students (award lengths may vary for individual graduate programs). To be eligible for the scholarship, students must apply for admission to ETSU as full-time, degree-seeking students. Students can apply for the scholarship online, after applying for admission to ETSU, at www.etsu.edu/iss .
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/oMFjnV


EMERSON COLLEGE (MA) MERIT-BASED FELLOWSHIPS
Applicants who are judged to be exceptionally well-qualified for graduate study based upon their comprehensive academic credentials, including professional promise and past academic excellence are considered for these merit-based fellowships. Each program’s faculty review committee selects the recipients, and awards range from $5,000 per semester to full tuition. Please note that fellowships will not be awarded in excess of tuition costs.

Fellowship awardees must maintain full-time status (8 or more credits per semester, including summer terms, unless it is your final semester). All applicants who complete their admission application by the deadline for merit-aid consideration will be automatically reviewed for merit-based fellowships. There is no additional paperwork to fill out for consideration.

Find your program of interest for award amounts and duration on the university website.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1dwuy5h


JOIN EDUCATIONUSA FOR THE MOOC COLLEGE WRITING 2.2X OFFERED BY UC-BERKELEY

EducationUSA, the U.S. Department of State supported advising network, will again be participating in College Writing 2.2x. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offered by Berkeley X (University of California - Berkeley) is the second part of the academic writing course. In this part, you will focus on proofreading and self-editing; revision vs. editing; common errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling; understanding tone and diction; vocabulary development. The course materials will be offered via readings, videos, and various types of homework assignments. There are suggested optional textbooks for additional writing work. You will participate in online discussions as well as peer review of your writing. You will complete one full essay for this part of the course.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/19rFu3h


STUDY CALIFORNIA LAUNCHES NEW SITE FOR PROSPECTIVE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Students looking for the right education opportunities in California can now utilize a new online website, www.studycalifornia.us. Study California is member based a 501 (c )(3) Public Benefit Corporation formed to serve appropriately accredited schools in California, with the goal of attracting talented international students to diverse educational programs offered by California’s institutions of higher education and English language programs.

The new website provides students with streamlined access to information, including:
• Listing of associates, undergraduate, and graduate degrees, as well as English as a Second Language programs offered by an array of schools located in different regions within the state
• Admission applications and contact information, specifically for international students
• Resources on tips for searching for a school, internship programs, travel information, and life in California
• Requirements and links for international travel to the United States, including the F-1 VISA process, and tips on VISA interviews.

With world renowned national parks and recreation, students can enrich their education with infinite activities – art museums, beaches, golfing, hiking, nightlife, ski resorts, theme parks, wineries, and more. Visit www.studycalifornia.us to learn more about studying in California.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/K2jIae


WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY (CA) DUAL DEGREE ENGINEERING PROGRAM
What is better than an undergraduate degree in Engineering from a U.S. university? Degrees from two respected U.S. universities. With the Whitworth Dual Degree program, students can begin an engineering education while leaving open their choices of a final engineering school and specialty. Upon successfully completing the Whitworth pre-engineering curriculum with a minimum 3.0 GPA, students are assured enrollment in one of the partner engineering schools: Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Southern California, Washington State University, and Seattle Pacific University.

Students will receive two separate Bachelor of Science degrees, one from Whitworth University, and one from a partner institution, giving graduates a strong competitive edge in the job market. This five-year dual degree program takes only slightly longer to complete than many traditional engineering programs which average four-and-a-half years to complete.

Significant scholarships and need-based aid opportunities are available to qualifying students. There is no application fee for international students. We are accepting applications for Spring, 2014 and Fall, 2014. The application deadline is November 1, 2013, for the spring 2014 semester, and April 1, 2014, for fall 2014 semester.

For further information about this program, our scholarships and how to apply, please contact Marie Whalen, Assistant Director of International Admissions at mwhalen@whitworth.edu or at +1 509-777-4571. Please also visit our website at www.whitworth.edu.
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MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MO) AACSB-ACCREDITED PROGRAMS
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) has earned initial accreditation of its business and information technology degree programs by the longest-serving global accrediting body for business and accounting programs.
Missouri S&T’s Bachelor of Science in business and management systems, Bachelor of Science in information science and technology, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in information science and technology degree programs all received accreditation from the Board of Directors of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
In achieving this designation, Missouri S&T joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from AACSB International. Only 655 institutions hold AACSB accreditation for business – or fewer than 5% worldwide.
“Our departmental emphasis on preparing students for business and innovation in a technology-driven world makes our program distinctive. Now, we also have the AACSB International’s seal of approval that lets the world know we adhere to the most rigorous standards of quality,” says Dr. Keng L. Siau, chair of the business and information technology department. “I’m very proud of the work of our faculty and staff, and most importantly the achievements of our students, in meeting AACSB International’s standard of excellence for business education.”
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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (KS) BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON NEW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Construction is underway at the University of Kansas School of Business for a $65.7 million building project. The new building, a six-story, 166,000-square-foot structure, will be the largest academic facility ever erected at KU entirely through private support. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Chancellor Gray-Little proclaimed, “Today, we celebrate a new building that will position KU to compete with any business school facility in the world.” The new KU School of Business building is expected to be completed for the 2015-2016 academic year.
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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (SD) INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION KICKS-OFF SPRING SEMESTER
South Dakota State University welcomed 65 new international students to campus this spring. Starting January 6, students participated in a three-day Orientation event, featuring sessions to help prepare for life at SDSU and in the United States. Topics included language support, money and banking, immigration, and a round-table discussion on American culture.

“I attended the orientation sessions where I was able to meet other new international students and current students who were all helpful, friendly and welcoming,” said Shantelle Ferguson-Coakley, mother of new SDSU student Shaunte Ferguson-Coakley of the Bahamas. “I thought on my departure I would have wept, sobbed and hollered because I was leaving my only baby. But none of that happened. I left with a peace that SDSU is a great institution, the staff and students are supportive, and Brookings is a safe and livable community.”

More than 70 different countries are currently represented within the SDSU student population; since fall 2012, the total international student population has increased by more than 25%.

Applications are now being accepted for fall semester which begins August 2014. The SDSU Office of International Affairs is the hub for international student services and undergraduate admissions, ESL programs, study abroad planning and community connections programs.
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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.