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Education USA weekly updates – No. 174 * 5 April 2010


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: $6000 scholarship at Michigan Tech

II. News you can use

– University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire now accepting applications for summer 2010 Intensive English Program

– Hamilton Adopts a Need-Blind Policy for Admission

– If you have to pay money to get money, it’s probably a scam


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

$6000 undergraduate scholarships still available at michigan technological university for fall 2010

The International Programs and Services Office at Michigan Technological University is pleased to announce that we are still accepting applications and awarding scholarships for the Fall 2010 semester. Eligible undergraduate students may receive up to $6,000 in tuition assistance for each academic year, up to 4 years.

Applying is free and the form and application checklist can be found online at Students may submit an electronic application online or by email.

Michigan Technological University is ranked as a first tier university by US News and World Report (#121) and included in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 College.” We enroll about 900 international students and scholars from over 60 different countries. We are located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and have an enrollment of less than 7,000 students. We offer ESL, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs and enjoy a worldwide reputation for offering excellent programs in engineering, technological studies, and the natural sciences.

The fall semester begins August 30, 2010, and students are expected to arrive on campus by August 21 to attend a week-long orientation. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but we encourage all students to allow sufficient time for travel and visa appointments.

For more information:

Ms. Thy Yang

Director of International Programs and Services

Michigan Technological University

Email: [email protected]


II. News You Can Use

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire now accepting applications for summer 2010 Intensive English Program

Why Choose UW-Eau Claire’s Intensive English Program?

* Courses that focus on academic and social language

* Content based approach which includes: common reading, presentation skills

* Integrated skills courses incorporates reading, writing, listening, and speaking

* Personal attention from highly qualified and experienced instructors

* State-of-the-art classrooms, materials, computerized language labs, and other educational resources

See what our past students have to say at:

Summer 2010 Program Elements

* Four weeks of instruction

* Twenty (20) clock hours of classroom instruction per week

* Textbooks and materials

* Cultural excursions and activities

* Air-conditioned, apartment style housing

* Noon meal provided Monday through Friday

* Free city bus transportation

* Access to campus computers, library, health services and recreation services

* Accident and sickness insurance

Program Information

* Dates: July 3- August 1, 2010

* Application deadline: May 1, 2010

* Cost: $3,295 (per person). Group discounts available for 5-15 and 16+ participants

For more information:

Catherine Thompson

Intensive English Program Summer Coordinator

Center for International Education, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Phone: 715-836-4411

Email: [email protected]



Hamilton Adopts a Need-Blind Policy for Admission: Decision Made to Ensure Student Access

Hamilton College already meets the full demonstrated need of every student it accepts and will continue to do so. The new policy at Hamilton, which is known as need-blind admission, is effective with the class currently being admitted for the fall of 2010. It fulfills a priority identified in the college’s recently adopted Strategic Plan to ensure Hamilton remains attractive in the future to a traditional college-age population that will be more racially, socioeconomically and geographically diverse.

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If you have to pay money to get money, it’s probably a scam

Good tips and advice on how to avoid scholarship scams.

Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose more than $100 million annually. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like National, Federal, Foundation, or Administration. This section provides advice on how to identify such scholarship scams, how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent organizations, how to protect yourself from scholarship scams; and what to do if you are scammed.

In general, be wary of scholarships with an application fee, scholarship matching services who guarantee success, advance-fee loan scams and sales pitches disguised as financial aid “seminars”.

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