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Education USA weekly updates – No 188 * 19 July 2010

No. 18819 July 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG and Grad: International Student Scholarships and Assistantships at Georgia College & State University

II. News You Can Use

– Greenville Community College (SC) welcomes international students

– New 2+2 Opportunities at Bergen Community College and the New Jersey Institute of Technology

– Internship: Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington – apply by September 15th, 2010


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

International Student Scholarships and Assistantships at Georgia College and State University – up to $19,000 per academic year for undergraduates

Application deadline for Spring 2011 semester: September 1st, 2010

Georgia College & State University is proud to announce International Student Scholarships for the Spring 2011 semester. Each of these awards is approximately $19,000/year at the undergraduate level. Our university offers challenging undergraduate and graduate programs in the Schools of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and Health Sciences! Visit the degree programs website to find out more about the academic opportunities available at Georgia College & State University.

Learn more about International Student Scholarships and International Graduate Assistantships that can significantly reduce the cost of tuition while studying in the United States. 

The international admission and scholarship application deadline for the Spring 2011 semester is September 1st, 2010.

For more information:

Jason Wynn

International Admissions Counselor

International Education Center

Georgia College & State University

Phone: (+1) 478-445-4789

Fax: (+1) 478-445-2623

clip_image002[1]II. News You Can Use

Greenville Technical College (SC) welcomes international students


Located in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States, Greenville Technical College is ideally situated to offer excellent educational opportunities to students from around the world. Greenville Tech has grown with the area, and today serves 15,000 students on four campuses with more than 130 programs in business, health and nursing, public service, engineering and industrial technologies, and university transfer, which allows you to earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and then transfer to a university.

Students find more than southern hospitality in this part of the world. Greenville, South Carolina is a community rich in international business. The area is home to 245 companies from 20 countries and has more foreign manufacturing investment per capita than anywhere else in the United States. International festivals and events celebrate the city’s diverse population and traditions.

clip_image006Many services are available to welcome you to the college. International student admissions officers can assist with paperwork and federal regulations for F1 students. The Office of International Student Programs and Services provides immigration advising, cross-cultural counseling, and programs that foster understanding and exchange. An ESL program supports students who need additional English courses.

For more information: or International Student Admissions


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New 2+2 Opportunity at Bergen Community College and the New Jersey InStitute of Technology

Bergen Community College and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) officials have signed a credit transfer agreement that will create a pipeline for engineering and computer science students between the two schools.
The agreement will enable Bergen Community College students graduating with an Associate in Science, engineering option, to enter NJIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in chemical, civil, computer and electrical engineering, and computer science. Depending on the program, Bergen graduates will complete 68-70 credits at NJIT before earning their bachelor’s degree from the school.
Bergen Community College is located about 30 minutes from New York City and costs about $4,000 per semester (plus the costs of off-campus room and board).
Applications are still being accepted for the Fall 2010 semester for the Engineering Science program at BCC, along with all other degree programs. 
For more information, please visit:, or email Kate Plessing at: [email protected]


Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Internship Program

Application deadline: September 15th, 2010

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Stories written by Scripps Howard interns may be published in newspapers across the United States.
The internship is open to undergraduate journalism or communications students who intend to pursue careers in journalism after graduation. Interns must be fluent in both spoken and written English. Interns who are selected in the program will work in one of two periods: January to April or September to December.
The internship is sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation, which strives to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. International participants in the program are recruited and selected by the International Center for Journalists, which provides training and other assistance to journalists across the globe.

The deadline to apply is September 15 (for the January to April term).

For more information about the program and to apply, visit: