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Education USA weekly updates – No.191 * 9 August 2010



No. 1919 August 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Pre- and Post-doc Fellowships: The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

– Undergraduate: Allegheny College offers scholarships to international students – starting at $5,000/year

– Undergraduate: International student scholarships at Utica College (NY) – grants up to $12,000/year

– Undergraduate: Hamilton College welcomes international students

II. News you can use

– Exchange program at the Chicago School of Psychology – apply by August 27th, 2010

– Certificate in Plastics Engineering Technology at Shawnee State University


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

clip_image004Pre- and Post-Doc Fellowships at The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Application deadline: October 1, 2010

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies is dedicated to increasing our knowledge of the culture, history, and institutions of the world’s major regions and countries. The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

The competition for these awards is open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a Ph.D. should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before becoming Scholars; those in possession of a Ph.D. longer than 3 years are ineligible. Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.

Post-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $48,000, and pre-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required. Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.

For additional information, visit:


Allegheny College offers scholarships to international students


A national liberal arts college where 2,100 students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel

Allegheny is a unique place where students embrace the College’s total educational experience. Our students have the uncanny ability to create unusual combinations of interests and talents.  These "wonderfully weird" combinations enhance our students’ success here and ensure excellence in their future careers.

International Students at Allegheny College

Allegheny College has a long history of welcoming international students. Over the years, many students with diverse backgrounds have found Allegheny’s unique environment to be a perfect fit for them. As a school that attracts students with unusual combinations of interests, skills, and talents, we recognize that international students are far more than just representatives of their native countries. They are unique blends of cultures, influences, and interests with much to share and contribute to our community. They are Allegheny.

If you’re interested in learning more about how your own unusual combinations of interests, skills, and talents can find a home at Allegheny, please complete this form:

Scholarships for International Students

Allegheny College has generous assistance available to international students. All international applicants will be considered for scholarships ranging from $5,000 to half- and three quarter-tuition. In addition, international students may be eligible for larger financial aid awards, including and up to full-tuition scholarships.

All international applicants, in order to be considered for these scholarships, must submit both the International Student Financial Aid Form and the Certification of Finance Form with their applications. We recommend that while completing the Certification of Finances, international applicants plan on a five-percent increase in costs annually.

Any questions regarding finances or scholarships may be directed to Bob Baldwin at [email protected].

For more information about International Student Admission, please visit


International Student Scholarships at Utica College (NY)

clip_image014Utica College is a small, friendly campus of 2,200 students located in the suburbs a of a small upstate New York city of 60,000. However, we are in the heart of the Northeastern US and the Ontario-Quebec corridor. We are only a 4 to 5 hour drive from Toronto, New York City, Montreal and Boston.

All international students can apply online at no cost by going to

We have sizeable, merit-based financial aid for qualified international students. Limited financial assistance is available for non-U.S. citizens. International students may qualify for aid in the form of:

* Grants: Grants are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, range from $2,000 to $12,000 per year. These do not require a separate application.

* Loans: Private loans are available to students with either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident as a co-signer.

* Student Employment: Limited student worker positions are available on campus.

For a small college, we have a large choice of majors, both undergraduate and graduate.

Many of them are unique and in great demand, including:

Physical therapy (leads to a doctorate degree)

Occupational therapy (leads to a MS degree)

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Criminal Justice,

Health Studies


Business economics


Education (New York State teacher certification- all levels)

Computer Science

Construction Management

Foreign Languages

International Studies

and many others

Please go to for the complete list of undergraduate and graduate majors.

Office of International Admissions

Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Road

Utica, NY 13502

[email protected]

(315) 792-3006


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Hamilton College welcomes international students


Hamilton College is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Students hail from 49 states and 45 countries; nearly one-quarter of the student body consists of multicultural students from the U.S. or international students.

Financial aid is available and we are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need.

For further information, contact Drew Crawford, Assistant Dean of Admission at [email protected]


clip_image002[1]II. News You Can Use

Exchange Program at the Chicago School of Psychology


Participate in a week-long exchange program in Chicago this November and obtain an insightful perspective into seven areas of psychology from expert practitioners!  Hosted by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, “An Introduction to Psychology in the U.S,” will take place November 1-6, 2010 at our Chicago campus. 
To apply for this opportunity or for more information, go to are due August 27, 2010.

For more information, please contact Beth Tinkham,

Associate Director of International Services

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Email: [email protected]



clip_image021Certificate in Plastics Engineering Technology at Shawnee State University

The one-year CADD certificate program allows you to quickly develop skills in drafting and CADD operation. It prepares you for an occupation as a drafter or CADD operator using the latest version of Auto CADD.  In this two-semester program, you take a minimum of six CADD/drafting courses.  The remaining two electives allow you to explore other areas of technology and to specialize in an individual field of study.  If you wish to further your studies after completing the certificate, you may choose to continue in the associate degree program in CADD.

For more information, visit or contact: Rita Haider, Interim Director, Shawnee State University at [email protected]


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