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Education USA weekly updates – No 186 * 28 June 2010

 

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No. 18628 June 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Undergraduate: Scholarships for international students at Southern Oregon University – up to $9,000/year

– Undergraduate: Truman State welcomes international students – up to $6,000/year in scholarships

II. News You Can Use

– Study Gaming/Simulation at Shawnee State University

– QS World Graduate School Tour and QS World MBA Tour coming to a city near you

– Learn about genetics on The University of Utah’s interactive website

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships for International Students at Southern Oregon University

Application deadline: March 1, 2011

Southern Oregon University welcomes international students from all over the world. The International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) and International Student Scholarship (ISS), both funded by Oregon’s public universities, have been created to help international students meet the costs of attending school in Oregon. Students who are awarded these scholarships receive financial assistance in the form of tuition remission.

The International Cultural Service Program (ICSP)

The ISCP scholarship awards up to $9,000 per academic year ($3,000 per term, excluding Summer) to be used for SOU tuition only. This award is for the entire length of the degree program, as long as the recipient maintains good visa and academic status.

ICSP recipients are asked to provide 80 hours per year of cultural service related to their home country. Listed below are some examples of applicable cultural service:

  • Speaking or giving demonstrations to local classrooms or community groups;
  • Participating in international events on campus;
  • Assisting local educators with projects;
  • Tutoring students in a foreign language; and/or
  • Translating written materials.

ICSP selection criteria:

  • Academic merit (minimum 2.75 GPA for undergraduates or 3.0 GPA for graduates)
  • Financial need
  • Proficiency in English
  • Presentation skills
  • Geographical origin

International Student Scholarship (ISS)

The ISS is an award of up to $6,900 per academic year ($2,300 per term, excluding Summer) to be used for SOU tuition only. This award is for the entire length of the degree program, as long as the recipient maintains good visa and academic status.

ISS selection criteria:

  • Academic merit (minimum 2.75 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 GPA for graduates)
  • Financial need
  • Geographical origin

How To Apply

To apply for ICSP and/or ISS, please submit the following documents:

  • Personal letter – Compose a statement explaining the reasons for which you are applying for the award(s) and the contribution you believe you can make to the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation – Supply at least one letter from a faculty member who knows you and your academic work. The second letter may also be from a faculty member, or from another individual able to comment on you, your potential and your financial need. Do not submit letters from friends or family members.
  • Transcript – An unofficial transcript is acceptable. Please include transcripts of your prior university work as well as your work at SOU (if applicable). The transcript must include the latest term you attended university and show any "in-progress" work.
  • Proof of funds – Include a bank statements and/or letter from parents/sponsors confirming the amounts listed on your application form.
  • Initial presentation outline – ICSP applicants only. See application form for more details.

Please submit applications to:

SOU International Programs
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland OR 97520

International Cultural Service Program (ICSP)

For more information, please contact:

Office of International Programs
Phone:(541) 552-6336              
Fax:(541) 552-8195

www.sou.edu

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Truman State welcomes international students – offering up to $6,000/year in scholarships

Truman is Missouri’s only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university. Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman offers academically talented students a high-quality education at an affordable price. With an average class size of 24 and a student:faculty ratio of 16 to 1, students receive personal attention and guidance from highly qualified faculty.

President’s Honorary Scholarship

Truman State University recognizes outstanding academic performance and extracurricular involvement by offering a significant scholarship program for international students. Scholarships may be awarded for up to $6,000 per academic year. Students are automatically considered for this scholarship when they apply. The scholarships are renewable for up to 8 semesters (4 years) if students maintain a 3.25 GPA. Students get to participate in 4 hours of service per week to the university as part of their award.

Fulbright Program Applications 2011-2012:

For information on how to apply, please visit: http://newsletter.truman.edu/article.aspx?id=5195

International Student Affairs Office
Truman State University
Kirk Building 120
100 East Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501
USA

www.truman.edu

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Study Gaming/Simulation at Shawnee State University

Are you interested in a career in Gaming/Simulation? Shawnee State University offers a B.S. in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology, and the B.F.A. with a Concentration in Gaming and Simulation Development Arts degree programs.

For more information, please visit:

Shawnee State University Department of Engineering Technologies: http://www.shawnee.edu/acad/ie/index.html

B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology: http://ssucet.org/

B.S. in Digital Simulation and Gaming Engineering Technology: http://www.ssugames.org/

B.F.A. with a Concentration in Gaming and Simulation Development Arts: http://www.shawnee.edu/acad/fine/game.html

Rita Haider

Interim Director

Shawnee State University

Email: [email protected]

www.shawnee.edu

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QS World Graduate School Tour and QS World MBA Tour Coming to a City Near You

Dear Advisors,

Below are the links for our Fall tours – both QS World Graduate School Tour and QS World MBA Tour.  I have also provided the links for our scholarship offerings which candidates find most impressive.  Please post these on your web sites and Facebook pages. 

http://graduateschool.topuniversities.com/pdf/WGST_WMT_Schedules_Fall_2010.pdf

http://graduateschool.topuniversities.com/world-grad-school-tour/scholarships#QS

www.topmba.com/finance/apply-mba-scholarships

Gail Gershon

Senior Consultant Latin & North America

Email: [email protected]

Tel.: +202.255.0550 Fax: +202.338.3916

www.qs.com | www.topmba.com | www.topgradschool.com | www.topuniversities.com

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Learn about Genetics from the University of Utah’s Interactive website

Have you ever taken a tour inside of a cell? Built a DNA molecule? Matched chromosomes?

On The University of Utah’s innovative site, you try out all that and much more through relevant tutorials and interactive demos.

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

A similar site featuring lesson plans is available for teachers: http://teach.genetics.utah.edu/.