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Education USA weekly updates – No 185 * 21 June 2010

No. 18521 June 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG and Grad scholarships for new international students at Chadron State College (NE)

– Scholarship for Master’s Program in Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

II. News You Can Use

– University of Alaska Anchorage still accepting Fall 2010 applications


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Non-resident Scholars Program for new undergraduate and graduate applicants at chadron state college

Supporting the Chadron State College Global Scholar’s Initiative, the Non-resident Scholars Program is available to encourage and reward well-qualified and highly motivated international students who are interested in residential study at a safe, student-focused American college/university.

The Non-resident Scholars Program is a scholarship equal to one half of the out-of-state tuition and is automatically awarded to all eligible new undergraduate and graduate international applicants who enroll in campus-based course.


· Entering freshman must meet at least one of the following criteria:

o Ranking in upper one half of graduating high school class

o Minimum of a 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) overall high school grade point average (GPA)

o Minimum composite ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1530

· Undergraduate transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for all previous work attempted at all colleges attended prior to their enrollment at Chadron State College.

· Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 for all previous work attempted at all colleges attended prior to their enrollment at Chadron State College.

International students who do not meet the above criteria as a new applicant may apply for the Non-resident Scholars Program after achieving a cumulative 3.0 GPA while at CSC. Students will continue to receive the scholarship as long as they maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

For more information and to apply:


Carl Cousin

International Student Coordinator

Chadron State College

Office phone – (308) 432-6496

Fax – (308) 432-6473

[email protected]

Social media:


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Tuition scholarships and stipends available for Master’s Program in Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

The University of Notre Dame offers a two-year master’s degree in peace studies with many unique features:

· Students from around the world

· Outstanding faculty from many academic disciplines

· Coursework on issues related to peace, violence, justice, and human rights

· 6-month internship at field sites in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. (A thesis alternative is also available).

· Tuition scholarships and stipends for 90% of students

· A global professional peacebuilding network of alumni

clip_image010Successful applicants show outstanding academic ability, commitement to peace and justice, and fluency in English.
For more information, or to apply, visit

Jill Bruins

Graduate Program Manager,

Phone: 1.574.631.4371

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clip_image013II. News You Can Use

University of Alaska Anchorage is still accepting applications for Fall 2010

Students who got a late start in the admission process are welcome in Alaska!  We offer a simple, straightforward admission process, very responsive services to applicants and students, and extremely economical tuition rates.

Our promotional and admission materials are now available on our web site at in Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, and Chinese, as are subtitles on our You Tube tour video.  Powered by Google translator, the basics of our web site are also available in several other languages.

We would be delighted to welcome international students to Alaska. The last day to apply is July 1 – and students applying at this point should send an e-mail to Doni Williams at [email protected] to ensure the application is coded and processed quickly.  


Doni M. Williams

International Student Advisor, Enrollment Management

University of Alaska Anchorage

University Center

3901Old Seward Highway, Suite 106

Anchorage, AK 99503-6035

907-786-1573 (phone)

907-786-4888 (fax)

[email protected]

clip_image006[1]clip_image004[1]Check out our page on Facebook with a NEW FILM TOUR FEATURING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS and lots of great photos!  Become a fan! 

You can also view the video on You Tube at: