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Education USA weekly updates – No. 183 * 7 June 2010


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Undergraduate & Graduate: Scholarships at East Tennessee State University – up to $8,800 per year

– Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana offering scholarships for winners of its video contest – up to $3,000

– Undergraduate & Graduate: Clarion University welcomes international students

– Fellowship: 2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y in New York City

II. News You Can Use

– Enter the 2010 Think Beyond the Borders Video Contest to win a scholarship – Destination California and AACC

– New Master of Business Administration program for international students at Northern Michigan University

– Watch TEDx talks recently recorded at the University of Denver

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

East Tennessee State University extends international scholarship application deadline to june 24th

ETSU extends International Scholarship Application deadline

Prospective international students who are interested in attending East Tennessee State University during the fall 2010 term now have until June 24th to apply for the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is open to new international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and covers 50% of the total of in and out-of-state tuition. The reward can be used for up to eight semesters for undergraduate recipients, five semesters for recipients seeking a master’s degree, and eight semesters for doctoral students. Reward lengths for master’s and doctoral students are commensurate with the length of the recipient’s graduate program. The current value of these scholarships is approximately $8,800 per year for undergraduates and approximately $8,100 per year for graduate students.

Students can apply for the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship at Applicants must be admitted to the university before scholarship applications can be reviewed. To apply to ETSU, go to

ETSU and Social Media

ETSU on Facebook:

ETSU International Students

The ETSU Youtube channel:

International scholarship playlist coming soon!

ETSU has an iTunes U page. Go to and click on "ETSU podcasts." Select the "international student scholarships" podcast to see testimonial videos from current ETSU international students, spoken in their first languages.

For assistance with ETSU undergraduate admissions, contact:

The Office of Admissions

Box 70731

Johnson City, TN 37614

(423) 439-4213

[email protected]


Ivy Tech Community College offering scholarships to winners of its video contest

clip_image006[7]Why Ivy Tech Scholarship Contest

Tell us why you want to attend Ivy Tech or why you deserve an Ivy Tech scholarship via YouTube and you could win up to $3,000 in scholarship money.

Just create your video telling us "Why Ivy Tech?", upload it to YouTube, submit an entry form and promote your video to all your friends (

The video with the most views as of August 1, 2010 may be eligible to win a $3,000 scholarship. The second place prize is a $2,000 scholarship and third place is a $1,000 scholarship.


Future or current students interested in enrolling at Ivy Tech Community College during the 2010-2011 school year (Fall 2010, Spring 2011 or Summer 2011).

Contest winners must be admitted and enroll for the 2010-2011 school year in order to claim prize.

For more information and complete contest rules please the eligibility section of our Official Contest Rules.


Clarion University Welcomes International Students

International students representing 40 countries are currently enrolled at Clarion University, and it is our hope that this representation would be significantly increased in the near future. The international family of students at Clarion experiences a serene and welcoming environment with one-on-one relationships with professors and staff.

Clarion offers fully accredited, high quality academic programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, and Education & Human Services. Admission requirements include completed application and fee; satisfactory TOEFL/SAT results; official transcripts; and evidence of sufficient financial support. Additional graduate student requirements include official proof of undergraduate degree; satisfactory GRE/GMAT results; evaluation/recommendation forms; and specific departmental requirements.

Application deadlines are July 15, 2010 for the fall semester and December 15, 2010 for the spring semester.

Financial assistance for international students:

International Assistantship awards, in the form of tuition reductions, valued at $3,000 per academic year are available for international students. Awards are based on need and merit and may be renewed each year provided the student meets established criteria. Students who receive assistantships are required to make significant contributions in the area of international education.

Students who are planning to pursue master’s degrees at Clarion University are strongly encouraged to apply for a Graduate Assistantship (GA) through the department of their major. A GA provides a stipend in addition to covering partial tuition fees.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of International Programs.

For more information, please visit:

Office of International Programs

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

840 Wood Street

Clarion. Pennsylvania 16214  U.S.A.

Phone: 001-814-393-2340

Fax: 001-814-393-2341

E-mail: [email protected]


2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y in New York City

Deadline for submission: June 30, 2010

The 2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y is now accepting applications from community leaders who are citizens and residents of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Israel, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.

A successful applicant must demonstrate that he or she:

• is a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer;

• is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being; and

• would benefit from an intensive three-week nonprofit management training course in New York.

Previous Ford Fellows include:

• a South African AIDS educator;

• the president of a Jewish aid society facilitating Bosnia-Herzegovina’s transition to democracy;

• a sustainable development expert from Zimbabwe;

• the founder of an Indian organization that educates women and children working in the silk industry; and

• an Indonesian advocate for ethnic minorities.

The residency takes place Thu, Jun 2 to Wed, Jun 22, 2011 in New York City. Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival.

During the intensive three-week residency, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership training at Columbia University’s Picker Center for Executive Education.  The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits in New York City and meetings with academic, business and government leaders. The experience is enhanced by Fellows’ residency at the 92nd Street Y, the world’s first global Jewish community and cultural center.  Founded in 1874 and considered a New York landmark, the 92nd Street Y annually serves over 300,000 people of all backgrounds, religions, nationalities, ethnicities, races and socio-economic groups.

The Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y provides a tremendous opportunity to international community leaders. Please distribute both the attached application and brochure to people and organizations that could benefit from this opportunity. Please note: we are no longer accepting applications to the 2010 Ford Fellowship. For more information about the program, please see the brochures or visit our website at Please contact Alison Gardy at 212.415.5473 or by email or Amanda Raz at 212.415.5561 email if you have any questions.

Email contact:

II. News You Can Use


Contest deadline: July 16th, 2010

Students outside the U.S. are asked to produce and upload a two to three minute video showcasing ways U.S. community colleges can reach, market, and communicate with students in their home country.

For contest instructions, rules, and information about prizes, please visit:

Scholarships will be awarded on behalf of sponsoring colleges of Destination California and participating in AACC’s international publication, Profiles of U.S. Community Colleges—A Guide for International Students. Students can only use the scholarships toward tuition at the participating colleges.


New Master of Business Administration for international students at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University is now offering a two-year Master’s of Business Administration Program for international graduate students. Northern’s MBA program is a rigorous, structured and comprehensive program offered at a very affordable price, and it can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, with courses being offered in the evening. NMU’s College of Business is AACSB accredited and has faculty with expertise in a wide variety of business fields. Classroom instruction is supplemented by visiting business practitioners who provide valuable perspectives and important networking opportunities. Examples of class topics include: Ethics and the Legal Environment of Business; Quantitative Decision Making; Managerial Accounting and Marketing Strategy. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan, NMU also offers every student a laptop computer.

For more information, contact Dr. David Rayome, program director, at [email protected] or 906-227-1802.

Check out the MBA Web site:  or NMU’s Web site



Watch TEDX talks recorded at the University of Denver

About TEDxDU

On May 13, 2010, TEDxDU gathered experts and inventors, scientists and philosophers, activists and entrepreneurs on the University of Denver campus to share their personal stories and the passion that drives their action.

TEDxDU was a celebration of DUing, with passion, laughter, emotion, ingenuity and ideas powerful enough to improve our lives and our world. True to the format of the TED conference, TEDxDU was a fast-paced afternoon of eclectic content — thought provoking talks, musical performances, and short films — designed to reconnect us to the power of ideas and optimism.

A few highlights:

Barry Hughes: Analyzing and Forecasting for Worldwide Solutions

What if the literacy rate in the developing world were increased? What if rising sea levels were to displace a billion people? Barry Hughes takes on global poverty to demonstrate his International Futures model, a scenario planning tool available free to all.

Hughes, a professor in the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School for International Studies, created International Futures (IFs)—one of the most sophisticated global modeling systems ever developed. IFs integrates sociopolitical and economic factors, population, agriculture, energy, technology and environmental issues to forecast how different policy decisions might play out.

Richard Lapchick: How Sport Changes Society

Often described as "the social conscience of sport," Richard Lapchick knows the power of athletics to bring people of different backgrounds together. After earning an MA and a PhD in international studies from the University of Denver, he went on to lead a 20-year boycott of sports in South Africa to protest apartheid.

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