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Education USA weekly updates – No.193 * 23 August 2010

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No. 19323 August 2010


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Undergraduate: Scholarships for international students at Colby-Sawyer College – up to $68,000 for 4 years

– Undergraduate: Scholarships from the James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers

– Graduate: The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth offers scholarships to international students

– Post-doc: Residential and Teaching Fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute (University of Virginia)

II. News you can use

– New accelerated Executive MBA at San Francisco State University

– Upcoming ACT registration deadline

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

International scholarships at Colby-Sawyer College

International students are eligible for need-based and merit-based financial aid, and are encouraged to apply for a variety of awards that acknowledge students who have reached a high level of academic achievement throughout their high school career. With the exception of the Wesson Honors Scholarship, there is neither a separate application, nor deadline for these scholarships. As part of our rolling admissions process, students will be informed of the award decision at the point of acceptance. For international students, the admissions committee will recalculate your GPA based on equivalent letter and number grades from the Official High School Transcript you submit.

· Wesson Honors Scholarship – up to $68,000 over four years

· Founders Scholarship – up to $64,000 over four years

· Presidential Scholarship – up to $56,000 over four years

· Chargers Scholarship – up to $48,000 over four years

Colby-Sawyer also offers additional merit-based scholarships to incoming students based on their high school academic record, leadership qualities and community service involvement. These awards are not based on need and are renewable each year as long as the student remains in good academic standing. Students are eligible to apply for merit awards at any point, including prior to being accepted.

For more information, please visit: www.colby-sawyer.edu/admissions/international/finaid.html

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www.facebook.com/colbysawyercollege

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Scholarships from the James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers

Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need. Type of Awards:

  • Five (5) Digital Cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students.
  • Five (5) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography.

Scholarships will be awarded to students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.). Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, Arizona, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

Application deadline: October 15, 2010

For more information: www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/application.php

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clip_image010The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth offers scholarships to International Students

Tuck scholarship awards are made possible through the generosity of Tuck alumni, corporations, and nonprofit foundations. Recipients will be notified at the time of their offer of admission to Tuck or in their financial aid award package. All applicants must complete an Application for Tuck School of Business Scholarships by the specified deadlines.

Tuck offers scholarships, ranging from range anywhere from $3,000 to full tuition, to U.S. and international students based on a combination of need and merit. Tuck considers a variety of factors including exceptional academic performance, leadership, professional accomplishments, service, and ability to contribute to the diversity of the Tuck community. Scholarships are automatically renewed in the second year, provided that a good academic record is maintained throughout the first year at Tuck.

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellowship
As a member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Tuck awards scholarships to students selected via the Consortium. Information about the consortium is available at www.cgsm.org.

Forté Foundation
Tuck is a proud member of the Forté Foundation, a consortium of educational institutions, businesses, and nonprofit groups formed to increase the number of women business owners and business leaders and to support their careers through business education and networks. Forté Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to women who are pursuing full-time MBA education. Exceptional women candidates who have been admitted to Tuck will be nominated for consideration for the Forté Foundation Scholarship by the director of admissions. No other application information is needed for the scholarship. More information about the Forté Foundation is available at www.fortefoundation.org.

Please see Online resources for additional outside scholarship opportunities.

For more information: www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/aid/index.html

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Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth on Facebook

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Post-doctoral Residential and Teaching Fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute (University of Virginia)

Application deadline: December 1, 2010

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites scholars whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora to apply for a two-year post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship, beginning August 25, 2011, and ending August 24, 2013. The fellowship carries an annual salary of $45,000, plus benefits.

Eligibility

The fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence. Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. by July 15, 2011; post-doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2003. Please note: Individuals may not apply for the Woodson pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at the same time.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through [email protected] (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search on Posting Number 0605849.

For more information: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/woodson/fellowship/postdoc.html

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New accelerated Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) AT San Francisco State University

In response to growing demand from companies seeking employees with a business background in sustainability, SF State is expanding its MBA course offerings with an accelerated Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program with a sustainable business emphasis. The first cohort will begin in January 2011.
Our 16-month program will consist of three courses per semester delivered during four consecutive semesters, with an August break. Within each semester, one course will focus specifically on sustainable business, while sustainable business curricula are woven throughout the other courses.
This accelerated program will offer courses that will emphasize management of risk, values-driven leadership and recognizing market opportunities created by environmental and social challenges. In addition, sustainable business curricula will be woven into each class.
SF State’s new emphasis will continue to be rooted in business and economic fundamentals, while weaving in issues of sustainable business. The new sustainable emphasis will offer an opportunity for people in business to shift careers or ramp up sustainability experience.
SF State’s Downtown Campus location, near the headquarters of some of the largest companies in the world, offers an abundance of opportunities for EMBA students, offering direct access to world headquarters of major operations, non-profits and governmental operations. “We’re at the nexus of where the world comes for business. If there was an epicenter for the green industry, it’s right in the middle of downtown San Francisco”, says EMBA Director Aaron Anderson.
The program expands the College of Business’ dedication to ethical and sustainable business education. SF State’s MBA program was ranked No. 23 in the U.S. and No. 29 in the world in the Aspen Institute’s 2009-10 Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey. The biennial survey measures how well institutions prepare students for environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business.
For more information: emba.sfsu.edu, e-mail: [email protected]

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SF State College of Business on Facebook

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Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline

Students planning to take the ACT university entrance exam on October 23 for admission into a 4-year college or university in the USA need to register by the September 17 registration deadline. The ACT is one of the entrance exams typically required by U.S. colleges and universities for entry into their undergraduate programs.

To register to take the ACT, students should go to www.actstudent.org, create their free ACT web account, and follow the simple instructions to select a test date and test location.