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Education USA weekly updates – No.190 * 2 August 2010

 
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No. 1902 August 2010
 

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Grad: $5,500-$33,000 fellowships for new graduate students at Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University (MA)

– UG: DePaul University (IN) scholarships for new freshmen and transfer international students

– UG: Scholarships up to $5,555 at Slippery Rock University (PA) for new international students

– UG: Colorado State University–Fort Collins offers $5,000-$9,000 scholarships for international freshmen students

II. News you can use

– Truman State University (MO) now offers ESL!

– Tennessee colleges and universities seeking international students

– Who Has Campus Housing? Community Colleges that offer on-campus housing (from U.S. News & World Report)

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

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Merit Fellowships for New Fall Graduate Students at Sawyer Business School of Suffolk University

In addition to the traditional forms of financial aid, the Sawyer Business School offers merit awards to qualified new graduate domestic and international students, in all graduate programs. Every admitted student is automatically considered for these fellowships; no additional forms are required for this program. Fellowships are awarded based on merit.

Full-time awards range from $13,750 to $33,000, and part-time awards range from $5,500 to $8,600. The priority graduate program application deadline is March 15th. Later applications are considered on a funds-available basis. Award decisions are made from March to June.

For more information: www.suffolk.edu/business/index.html, [email protected]

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Sawyer Business School on Facebook

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Depaul university (IN) Scholarships for New freshmen and Transfer International Students

DePaul University, with more than 25,000 students, is the only one of the United States 10 largest private universities where the faculty priority is on teaching. DePaul offers a high caliber, challenging learning environment that is respected by employers, community leaders and other universities. Many of our more than 275 graduate and undergraduate programs of study have earned national acclaim and received both institutional and specialized accreditation. Most importantly, more than 93 percent of employers report they are pleased with the caliber of DePaul graduates. The five most popular undergraduate majors are: psychology, business administration, political science, biology and accounting. Class sizes are small — 93% of all classes have fewer than 40 students. At DePaul, 98% of our classes are taught by professors rather than teaching assistants.

DePaul University awards generous merit-based scholarships to freshmen and transfer international students.
Freshman scholarships:  Freshman admitted for the fall term will be considered for scholarships based on academic achievement in high school.  Deadline for priority consideration is November 15, 2010. After this date, scholarships are awarded on a funds-available basis. Academic scholarships amounts range between $10,500 and $15,500, and are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. Please note that submission of SAT or ACT tests are mandatory for freshman scholarship consideration.

Transfer scholarships are awarded to new transfer student for the fall, winter or spring quarter (readmitted/returning DePaul students are not eligible) who meet the following criteria:

· Minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all prior college course work.

· 15 semester (22 quarter) hours of credit completed at another college or university at the time of the application for admission to DePaul.

· If applying for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, able to verify current membership in Phi Theta Kappa.

· Submit the Transfer Scholarship Application along with a personal statement by the following deadlines:

o all Quarter Applicants: June 1

o Winter Quarter Applicants: November 1

o Spring Quarter Applicants: February 1

Transfer scholarships range from $2,000 to $7,000 a year and can be renewed for up to two years of consecutive full-time undergraduate study.

For more information: international.depaul.edu/admission/

clip_image011Antonia Creteanu

Associate Director DePaul Global Ambassador Program

DePaul University

Email: [email protected]

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Slippery Rock University (PA) Scholarships for New undergraduate International Students

Slippery Rock University offers partial tuition waiver scholarships to all international students qualifying for admission.  A separate application form is not necessary at the time of admission, but will be required each year of subsequent enrollment.
For undergraduate students, the tuition waiver is valued at $5,555 for the first academic year ($2,777.50 per semester). Thereafter, tuition waivers are awarded per semester at varying levels based on the cumulative grade point average.

For post-baccalaureate students (those who have already earned the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree, but are still pursuing undergraduate studies), the tuition waiver is currently valued at $3,611 for the first academic year. Thereafter, the tuition waiver is awarded per semester and is based on the cumulative grade point average.

International students are eligible to work on campus.  Current wages are about $7.25/hour.  Students can work up to 20 hours per week when classes are in session and up to 37.5 hours over summer break and holiday periods. On campus employment is not guaranteed.
For more information: admissions.sru.edu

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Slippery Rock University on Facebook

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Colorado State University at Fort Collins Scholarships for International Freshmen Students

clip_image015International freshman students may be eligible for Dean’s, Honors, Presidential, or Provost’s Awards. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $9,000 and may be renewable for a total of four years provided students meet renewal requirements.
International students who have been educated in a US system with ACT or SAT scores can qualify automatically based on published GPA and test score criteria. International applicants educated in other systems are evaluated by the scholarship selection committee. Selection criteria include clear admission (strong English proficiency) and high achievement in an academically rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. Typically, applicants in the top five percent of the applicant pool are considered for scholarship. To be considered for scholarships, students must submit a complete Application for Admission (including official transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS score(s), processing fee, personal statement and recommendation) by the posted deadline. No additional scholarship application is required for consideration. The completed application deadline for freshman award consideration is February 1. The completed application deadline for transfer award consideration is May 1 (admitted by June 1).

For more information: admissions.colostate.edu/International

Petra Marlin

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Office of Admissions Colorado State University on Facebook

Colorado State University

Email: [email protected]

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Truman State University now Offers ELs!

We have partnered with The Language Company to provide English at all levels to students. Our first session begins August 16th, with sessions running monthly. Students will have the opportunity to get the true Truman experience by being on campus and participating in Truman activities.

For more information on ELS at Truman State: [email protected]

clip_image018For more information on Truman State University: www.truman.edu

Rachel Davis

International Admissions Coordinator

Truman State University

Email: [email protected]

Web: iso.truman.edu/prospective/default.asp

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Truman State University on Facebook

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Tennessee Colleges and universities Seeking to Increase Recruitment of International Students

Representatives from Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University and Lipscomb University discuss why international students are important for the diversity of their institutions in an article with The Tenneesean.

Universities in Middle Tennessee are working harder to attract first-year students from overseas — setting enrollment goals, adding positions and hiring recruiting companies. All cite the same reason: In a global economy, it makes sense to form early relationships with future decision-makers.

Read the full article online at: www.tennessean.com/article/20100726/NEWS04/7260331/Middle-Tennessee-universities-court-foreign-students

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Who Has Campus Housing?

For international students who would like to attend community colleges in the U.S., housing is often a main concern. Many community colleges in the U.S. offer home-stay options and/or can help students to rent apartments, but an increasing number of community colleges also offer on-campus dormitories. A recent article from U.S. News and World Report provides a list of some of the community colleges that offer on-campus housing for students.

More than 100 two-year colleges have more than 3,000 students and offer campus housing. Not all states have residential community colleges of this size, but some, notably Texas, have several. Here are the biggest in 26 states that have them:

Alabama: Gadsden State Community College

Arizona: Yavapai College

California: Sierra College

Colorado: Colorado Mountain College

Idaho: College of Southern Idaho

Iowa: Eastern Iowa CC District

Kansas: Butler Community College

Maine: Southern Maine Community College

Maryland: Allegany College of Maryland

Michigan: Jackson Community College

Minnesota: Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Mississippi: Mississippi Delta Community College

Missouri: Jefferson College

Nebraska: Metropolitan Community College

New Hampshire: NHTI-Concord’s Community College

New Mexico: Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Campus

New York: Monroe Community College

Ohio: Hocking College

Oklahoma: Northern Oklahoma College

Oregon: Shasta College

Pennsylvania: Northampton Community College

Texas: Central Texas College

Utah: Snow College

Washington: Edmonds Community College

Wisconsin: Western Technical College

Wyoming: Casper College