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Education USA weekly updates – No. 168 * February 22, 2010


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Superior Tuition Award Program – up to $7500 per year

– Indiana University-Purdue University announces new BA in Philanthropic Studies – up to $10,000 per year

II. News you can use

– State University of New York at Jamestown Community College offers English Immersion Program – 2010

– New opportunity for international students – TS College Tours

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

University of Wisconsin-Superior Tuition Award Program (TAP) – up to $7500 per year

University of Wisconsin–Superior Tuition Award Program (TAP)

UW-Superior’s Tuition Award Program (TAP) aims to foster a campus community that is culturally diverse and academically strong. In 2009-10, more than 90% of undergraduate international students who qualified for admission also qualified for a TAP award.

Award amount: $5500 to $7500 per year (Average for 2009-10: $6775)

Non-resident Tuition & Fees in 2009-10: $14,510

Available for: Freshmen and transfer undergraduate students

Deadline: Fall: July 1 / Spring: November 1

Majors offered:

Duration: Award renewable for a maximum of eight semesters. Awards for transfer students adjusted accordingly.

TAP Grants ($5500/year) are generally awarded to students who:

-          submit all necessary application materials for full-time undergraduate degree program;

-          are academically admissible to UW-Superior;

-          submit a TAP application form, and

-          demonstrate sufficient financial support for the remaining expenses;

Global TAP Scholarships ($2,000/year) are awarded, in addition to the TAP Grant, to students who demonstrate particularly strong academic achievement. Note that for Global TAP Scholarships:

-          academic merit is the primary basis for the award, but financial need and campus diversity may be taken into


-          special consideration is given for achievement demonstrated through scores from the SAT, ACT, International

Baccalaureate (IB) programs or internationally-administered A-Level exams;

-          athletic ability is not a criterion, but other forms of school or community involvement are considered;

-          a personal statement and/or letters of recommendation are encouraged;

-          all students who meet the criteria for the TAP Grant are automatically given consideration for a Global TAP Scholarship;


Contact: Mark MacLean, International Admissions Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 715-394-8052 / Fax: 715-394-8363

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis announces new ba in Philanthropic Studies

IUPUI is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropic Studies beginning Fall 2010.  Philanthropy and the nonprofit sector are becoming increasingly complex, and those who plan to work in this arena should seek a sophisticated education in the field. This new program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to succeed in entry-level positions in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. It will help them prepare for careers in fields as diverse as foundations, healthcare, human services, community development, education, the arts and the environment.

Students will have opportunities to interact with national nonprofit leaders, complete a capstone learning experience and participate in internships and service learning projects. They will learn firsthand from Indiana University’s Philanthropic Studies faculty members, many of whom are among the nation’s leading experts and researchers in philanthropy. The Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI has pioneered the field of Philanthropic Studies and created the world’s first Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in Philanthropic Studies.

Students who apply now can still be considered for IUPUI scholarships! First-year students with excellent SAT or ACT scores are eligible for annual scholarships of up to $10,000 annually for up to four years.

Questions? Visit or contact [email protected]

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II. News You Can Use

State University of New York at Jamestown Community College Offers English Immersion Program – Summer 2010

English Immersion Program

The State University of New York at Jamestown Community College is offering a great opportunity for international students to study American culture and improve English skills. A 3-week English Immersion Program will be offered this summer from July 26th through August 13th, 2010 on JCC’s picturesque campus in Jamestown NY, 80 miles south of the city of Buffalo. Visiting Western New York tourist attractions, including Niagara Falls, Chautauqua Institute, museums, and art galleries will make these three weeks unforgettable!

The program includes 35 hours of instruction per week that focuses on grammar, oral communication, reading, writing, listening and pronunciation. Delivered in a culturally rich and safe community, this program is open to students wishing to improve English skills or wanting to experience American culture before entering university/college in the fall, or to anyone wishing to improve English language skills for personal or business reasons. No TOEFL is required, and additional information and an application may be found on our website:

For further information, contact:

Victoria Peterson

International Outreach Coordinator

SUNY/Jamestown Community College

Jamestown, New York

Phone: 716.338.1291

[email protected]

New Opportunity for International Students – TS College Tours

TS College Tours is the only college tour program exclusively focused on the backgrounds and needs of international school students.

With each tour comprised entirely of international students (and Americans studying abroad), students spend their time with others who share similar backgrounds, experiences and interests.

As well, our tour leaders are all experienced college counselors in highly reputable international schools. Students benefit from our personal university contacts, which allow us to organize private tours and personal conversations.

More than just a college tour, students take part in evening seminars and discussions on various aspects of the application process.

2010 features tours to colleges in the Northeast, California, as well as Canada.

Find out more at

Check out detailed information ( )about the 2010 Tours on our website.
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