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Education USA weekly updates – No. 163 * 19 January 2010

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Felician College fee waivers for EducationUSA advisees

– UW-Eau Claire tuition scholarships for undergraduate international students

– Georgia College & State University international student scholarships

– Montana State University Achievement Awards for non-resident freshmen

– Moore College of Art & Design’s Visionary Woman Scholarship – Feb. 1 deadline!

II. News you can use

– 2010 Intensive Summer Program for English Language (ISPEL) at the University of Illinois Springfield

– Facebook Fellowship Program

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Felician College offerS application fee waivers to all students who apply through EducationUSA by March 31, 2010.

Due to the current economic slump so negatively affecting students around the world, Felician College is pleased to offer an application fee waiver to all students who apply through EducationUSA by March 31, 2010.

In addition to this fee waiver, Felician College has much to offer students:

· Scholarships: Freshman scholarships, transfer scholarships, counselor scholarships, athletic scholarships.

· Location: Only 20 minutes away from New York City by train, with a train station located a 5-minute walk from campus.

· ESL Program: Offered in 12 levels, with 23 hours of classroom time every week covering the main focus points of reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and US culture.

· Undergraduate Programs: Offering over 55 different academic majors, including international business, nursing, accounting, music, fine arts, computer systems, psychology, and more.

· Graduate Programs: Offering master’s degrees in Business (MBA), Psychology, and Education.

For more information, visit: http://www.felician.edu

Ms. M’Elise Young

Recruitment Coordinator, Office of International Programs

Felician College

Email: [email protected]

Skype: oip_felician

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire tuition scholarships for undergraduate international students

UW-Eau Claire offers a limited number of tuition remission scholarships to admitted undergraduate international students. Scholarships typically range in value from $1,000 to $5,000 per year and are awarded based on students’ academic achievements, extracurricular activities and responses to essay questions.

The scholarship application is available at: http://www.uwec.edu/Admissions/scholarships/international.htm

For more information, visit: http://www.uwec.edu

Jodi B. Simek

International Student Adviser

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Email: [email protected]

Georgia College & State University INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS and INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS fom

Georgia College & State University is offering 10-15 international student scholarships for Fall 2010, valued from $9,000 to $18,000, and 10-15 international graduate assistantships, valued at approximately $14,000.  

For more information, visit: http://www.gcsu.edu/international

Jason Wynn

International Admissions Counselor

International Education Center

Georgia College & State University

Email: [email protected]

Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen applying Fall 2010

Montana State University offers scholarships based on ACT or SAT scores to non-resident freshmen who apply for Fall Semester. The MSU Achievements Awards are valued from $6,000 to $60,000 and are based on official SAT scores over 1560. A student who scores 2140 or higher is eligible for an award of $15,000 (almost a full scholarship), renewable for four years with maintenance of a 3.0 / 4.0 grade point average. Freshman applicants to take the ACT or SAT tests automatically qualify for a scholarship if their score meets the minimum score of 1560. For more information, visit: http://www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarshipsnonres.shtml

Montana State University offers a variety of excellent undergraduate and graduate programs to students from across the United States and around the world. A mid-sized, public university of 12,500, including 400 international students from over 65 countries, MSU is especially known for top quality programs in the fields of agriculture, architecture (NAAB), business (AACSB), computer science (CSAB), engineering (ABET), film production, nursing, and the sciences. The university attracts over US$100 million annually for research and creative activities, and bright undergraduate students are encouraged to participate. The Carnegie Foundation ranks MSU in the top tier of Research Universities, demonstrating very high research activity, along with Harvard, Yale and MIT. Tuition costs remain reasonable when compared to those charged at institutions of similar good quality.

For more information: http://www.montana.edu

Geraldine Govaerts

International Specialist

Montana State University

Email: [email protected]

http://www.montana.edu/international/admissions/

Moore College of Art & Design’s Visionary Woman Scholarship

Nominations are being accepted for Moore College of Art & Design’s Visionary Woman Scholarship.  Recommendation and nomination forms are due to the Admissions Office no later than February 1, 2010.  

Up to 7 scholarships valued at $7,500 each are awarded based on academic and artistic achievements that demonstrate the potential for great success in the visual arts. These competitive scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Students must be nominated by their high school art teacher (or equivalent) to compete for this scholarship.

Founded in 1848, Moore is the 1st and only visual arts college for women in the United States.  

For more information: http://www.moore.edu/site/admissions/bfa_admissions/tuition_and_financial_aid/scholarships

Heeseung Lee

Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Moore College of Art &Design

Email: [email protected]

II. News You Can Use

Application to 2010 Intensive Summer Program for English Language (ISPEL) at the University of Illinois Springfield is now open!

If your goals for the new year include studying in the U.S. or gaining a competitive advantage in the global market, the Intensive Summer Program for English Language (ISPEL) may be the tool you need to achieve your dreams.   With two months of intensive language classes and engagement on a university campus and in the community, ISPEL helps advance your language skills, boost your confidence, and increase your knowledge of U.S. culture.  In a safe and supportive environment, you will practice completing typical academic assignments including participating in class discussions, giving presentations, writing papers, and conducting research.  Students who are conditionally or fully accepted to undergraduate or graduate programs will be at an advantage when starting the degree program because they will be able to register early for classes and will have had time to get comfortable in their new surroundings.
Join us in Springfield, and in the words of a former ISPEL student now in a graduate program, “ISPEL will help your dreams come true.  No other place is more fantastic than UIS.” Read more of his story here: http://www.uis.edu/esl/about/documents/IndependentProject_Jun.pdf.

We encourage you to learn more about the University of Illinois Springfield (www.uis.edu), one of the three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois system.

For more information, visit: http://www.uis.edu/esl/curriculum/summer.html

Dana Atwell

Associate Director, International Programs

University of Illinois Springfield

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Facebook Fellowship Program

The popular social networking site ha announced the creation of the Facebook Fellowship program to support graduate students pursuing a wide a wide range of academic areas, including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or other related areas. Full-time Ph.D. students who are currently involved in on-going research are eligible for consideration.

For more information: http://www.facebook.com/careers/fellowship.php