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Education USA weekly updates – No 189 * 26 July 2010

No. 18926 July 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Undergraduate: Pacific University offers scholarships to international students – up to $9,000 per year

– Undergraduate: International scholarships at Carroll College of Montana – up to $11,500 per year

– UG and Grad: Scholarships and Assistantships at Oregon State University

II. News You Can Use

– Intensive English Program at Southern Oregon University


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Pacific University offers scholarships to international students – up to $9,000 per year

Pacific University is one of the best traditional universities in America. This is not just our idea. According to US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, Pacific University is in the top 13% of the 1400 American universities included in our category. We can give you “Conditional Admission” if you meet the academic requirements of the university, but don’t have enough English yet.

We offer small classes with over 50 areas of study and several powerful ESL programs. Average university academic class size is 19 and average ESL class size is 12. Professors are interested in YOU, and they are easy to meet after class for advice and help.

We are a private university offering LARGE SCHOLARSHIPS for international students. After scholarships, our tuition cost is about the same as a public university. This means you can get a high-quality private university education at about the same cost of a public university. Our Career Center can help you find INTERNSHIPS before graduation and full-time PAYING JOBS after graduation (limited to 1 year by US immigration) . You can apply for part-time jobs on campus. This will help you save a little money. It will also help you improve your English and meet people. (We cannot guarantee you a job, but we can help you apply.)

You can begin taking classes for university credit, together with ESL classes, with only iBT 53 (475 TOEFL or 5.0 IELTS). This is through our ELI Transition program. Pacific has a very strong ESL program, started in 1982, to help you reach our TOEFL requirement quickly.

There is a strong feeling of community at Pacific. It is easy to make American and international friends. We have many programs to help you get connected to other students, get connected to your professors and get connected to the community.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Pacific offers AUTOMATIC SCHOLARSHIPS to all international undergraduate students based on your high school or college scores at the time of admission.

The scholarship ranges from US$ 6,000 to US$ 9,000 per year.

Your scholarship award is PER YEAR for FOUR YEARS. You do not need to apply separately for these scholarships. They are automatically awarded to all admitted students. We will show the scholarship amount on your acceptance letter and I-20.

While studying at Pacific, you must have a Pacific GPA of at least 2.0 (average score) to keep your scholarship.

These scholarships are only for UNDERGRADUATE students (both Freshman and Transfer Students). They do not apply to graduate level students.

Please feel free to contact us anytime at [email protected].

John Harn

International Admissions

Visit our International Admission Website


international scholarships at Carroll College of Montana – up to $11,500 per year

Carroll College of Montana is a private, Catholic, liberal arts and pre-professional college in Montana’s capital city of Helena. Carroll College has earned top national and regional awards for its academic programs, including its flagship biology, civil engineering, nursing, and mathematics departments. Graduates enjoy excellent job placement nationwide and admissions to the most selective graduate schools. Carroll College of Montana offers a comprehensive curriculum, which combines liberal arts, professional studies and a dedication to cultural understanding, spiritual awareness and social action.  Carroll graduates emerge as creative problem solvers and engaged citizens with the character and courage to succeed as tomorrow’s leaders. We welcome students of all faiths to Carroll College. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to preparing students for careers while providing for the intellectual, spiritual, moral, personal, and social development of each student. We offer outstanding academic programs and our small size, safe campus, and wonderful location create a special place in which to study. Professors at Carroll are leaders in their fields, winning prestigious Fulbright Scholarships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Scholarships for International Students

Carroll offers generous academic scholarships. All prospective first year students who have applied and been admitted to Carroll are automatically considered for the following guaranteed minimum scholarships and awards based on official secondary school transcripts and test scores (SAT or ACT).

First Year Scholarship Levels Are:

– Presidential $11,500

– Trustee $10,000

– All Saints $8,000

Scholarship decisions are made in mid-February. For consideration, please apply to Carroll by 15 February for entrance in August and by 15 October for entrance in January.

More information for International Students is available at


Scholarships and Assistantships at Oregon State University

Oregon State is the only Oregon university to hold the Carnegie Foundation’s prestigious designation reserved for universities with “very high research activity.” OSU also is Oregon’s land, sea, sun and space grant university.

§ OSU programs in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Pharmacy, and a variety of other areas are nationally recognized for high quality.

§ With graduate degree programs in 100 areas, OSU offers exceptional opportunities for study and research.

§ Nearly 1,000 international students are studying at OSU, adding diversity and richness to the university’s academic and cultural life.

§ Internships and undergraduate research opportunities offer OSU students the opportunity to gain actual career-related experience while in school.

§ More undergraduate classes are taught by top professors with national reputations for research and teaching than at most major universities.

§ Faculty members throughout the university work closely with students in research, creative projects, university governance, and clubs and organizations.

§ OSU’s projected $250 million in funded research this year ranks it among an elite group of research universities nationally.

For more information about OSU profile visit

Scholarships for international students
Oregon State University offers several scholarships and tuition remission programs that award qualified international students with partial tuition remission.  Some are highly competitive and require a separate application, while others may be awarded based on your previous academic accomplishments. Please note the descriptions below and links to their respective websites.
International Provost Scholarship
Undergraduate students entering the University as freshmen or transfer students are automatically reviewed for scholarship eligibility. Eligibility Criteria: Academic Achievement; minimum of 3.5/4.0 average on high school or university (bachelor’s degree level) grades and meet the English language proficiency requirements for full admission. Conditionally admitted students are ineligible. Award Amount: $4,000, $6,000 or $7,000 per year; renewable, subject to academic record. No separate application is required. For full consideration, an application for admission, transcripts and test scores, must be received by April 1st.
International Baccalaureate Scholarship
Undergraduate students who have completed the full International Baccalaureate diploma with a score of 30 or higher may be awarded a minimum of $3,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 years.

For more information about scholarships available to international students at OSU, go to –
International Cultural Service Program (ICSP)
Undergraduate and graduate international students, who have also applied for admission to OSU, are eligible to apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) scholarship. A select number of academically meritorious international students who have a demonstrated financial need, speak English clearly, and are prepared to share information about their country and culture, may serve as the ICSP scholars at OSU each year. Students receive a partial tuition award, (approximately $10,000), in exchange for providing community service throughout the academic year. This is a very competitive program and many qualified applicants cannot be accepted due to the limited number of awards and the need for geographic balance and cultural diversity. Detailed instructions along with the application form and deadline can be found on the website is made only in the spring for the next academic year.
Oregon State University offers several scholarships and tuition remission programs that award qualified international students with partial and sometimes full tuition remission, as in the case of graduate assistantships.  Some are highly competitive and require an application, while others are automatically awarded based on your previous grades.  Please note the descriptions below and links to their respective websites.
Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships
Graduate students may be offered a teaching or research assistantship that involves working within one’s department or possibly elsewhere on the OSU campus.  In exchange for 12-19 hours of service per week, GA’s receive a monthly salary ($600-$1,500 per month), full tuition remission that is equal to approximately $17,000, and a partial contribution toward the graduate-assistant- only health insurance premium. The availability of graduate assistantships varies greatly by department.  You may indicate your interest in an assistantship on your application for admission.  You may also contact your prospective department directly for more information.
Supplemental Oregon Laurels Graduate Scholarship
Nominees must be resident or nonresident graduate students, domestic or international who have proven themselves to be academically talented. New and continuing graduate students in degree programs will be considered for Supplemental Oregon Laurels Scholarships. Recipients will be required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credits each term of the award.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications as evaluated from one’s GPA during the last 90 hours of undergraduate work, one’s GPA on courses taken after the first baccalaureate, performance in the current degree program (if nominee is a continuing student), letters of recommendation testifying to the student’s academic ability, and GRE or other standard test scores, when available. Evaluation will be made by the Dean of the Graduate School.
College and Departmental Scholarships
Eligibility criteria and award amounts vary by college/ department based on availability of funding.  Student may be asked to provide additional information to departments.  Check department websites for further information.
More information on opportunities for international students at OSU is available at: .

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Intensive English Program at Southern Oregon University

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Southern Oregon University (SOU) provides a dynamic and innovative learning environment for academically-bound students studying English as a Second Language. The university, and town of Ashland, offer a culturally rich environment for you to develop the skills necessary to adapt to American university life and succeed in our changing global environment.

You will be receiving the highest quality instruction at the best value while learning English with SOU’s Intensive English Program. The IEP has been developed to meet the needs of all English language learners.

This includes programs for:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Employment and Business (short-term programs)
  • General English (short term programs)
  • IELTS and TOEFL preparation

The SOU-IEP is conducted using well-qualified teachers and with the very latest in teaching technology. The standards are extremely high.

IEP offers the same access to facilities and services that are provided to other students enrolled at SOU. Facilities such as:

  • Library
  • Health Services
  • Sporting Facilities (swimming pool, gym, etc.)
  • Student Associations
  • International Students Office services
  • Housing

You receive the highest standard of English teaching in America, along with the best range of services available. Upon finishing your IEP program, and with proven ability, you can enter directly into one of SOU’s 35 full-academic programs.

Make your dreams come true with IEP and SOU!