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Education USA weekly updates – 196 * 13 September 2010

No. 19613 September 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– Undergraduate: New International Baccalaureate Scholarship at Northern Arizona University – $5,000 / year

– Undergraduate: Cedar Crest College welcomes international students

– Graduate: International scholarships available at Boston University School of Management – up to $89,500 in total

– 2011-2012 Fellowships in International Human Rights – Human Rights Watch

– The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships

– Predoctoral Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowships

II. News you can use

– Forums for graduate students sponsored by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

clip_image004New International Baccalaureate Scholarship at Northern Arizona University


Northern Arizona University has a new scholarship opportunity. Students receiving an International Baccalaureate diploma will be eligible for a US$5000 per year scholarship. This award may not be able to be combined with other tuition awards. The award is renewable for up to eight semesters if student maintains a 2.5 grade point average and completes 30 credit hours per year. To learn more about the award click here: for our Financial Aid information page:

About NAU

The Northern Arizona University mission is to provide an outstanding undergraduate residential education strengthened by research, graduate and professional programs, and sophisticated methods of distance delivery. NAU is a high research university with its main campus located on 740 acres in Flagstaff, Arizona. NAU-Yuma shares a campus with Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona and NAU-Community Campuses are located at nearly 40 sites throughout the state. Northern Arizona University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

For further information on international admissions, please visit:, or contact:

Center for International Education

Northern Arizona University

Blome Hall, Room 200, Box 5598

Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5598 U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (928) 523-2409

E-mail: [email protected]

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Cedar Crest College Welcomes International Students


There is no fee to apply to Cedar Crest College, and all international students who apply are considered for scholarships!

Cedar Crest, which was recently named one of the top 10 women’s colleges in the U.S. by Forbes magazine, has many outstanding academic programs and is especially strong in biological sciences, nursing, and forensic science. Our traditional undergraduate program (for students right out of high school) is reserved for women, but we also accept men for our graduate programs and for our life-long learning programs (for students beyond the regular college age).

Cedar Crest also offers many advantages beyond the obvious academic ones. We specialize in educating women to be global leaders. Also, our campus, a nationally registered arboretum, is beautifully situated on a ridge in the prestigious West End of Allentown, only an hour from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York. We offer a very safe, healthy and convenient environment for students. Our 11:1 student-faculty ratio means that students here get lots of individual attention and guidance in their studies. The presence of several other colleges and universities in the area means that there are also good possibilities to take courses at other schools and to take advantage of other opportunities offered by the rich academic environment in the Lehigh Valley. Check us out at!


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International Scholarships available at Boston University School of Management

clip_image016In a city with over 50 academic institutions and a distinct cosmopolitan flavor, Boston University stands out as one of North America’s top 10 international universities. With nearly 4,500 international students, over 1,100 international scholars, and approximately 1,200 participants in the Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP), it is clear that Boston University is a truly global institution.

Over the next few months, our admission team will be traveling the world (Milan, London, Madrid, Istanbul, Athens…) – meeting with prospective students at over 100 events on four continents. We travel far and wide in search of the strongest candidates for our portfolio of management programs.

To attract the highest quality students, we offer a range of scholarship programs. For the 2010 entering MBA class, more than 75 percent received scholarships assistance with the average award exceeding US$15,000 per year. For the class entering in August 2011, our maximum scholarship package will be US$89,500 throughout the duration of the program – nearly a full tuition waiver.

This past year we added the Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program to our portfolio of offerings. For recent graduates with a strong background and an interest in financial engineering, this three-semester program is the only of its kind in the Boston area. A required summer internship gives our graduates hands-on experience, making them more attractive for future employers. Partial scholarships are available.

We thank you for considering the Boston University School of Management. As you will come to know, this is a vibrant, exciting graduate school environment made up of individuals determined to make a positive difference. If you have questions, or if you need additional information, please free to contact the Graduate Admission office.

Boston University School of Management

Graduate Admission

595 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts, 02215

T 617-353-2670           

F 617-353-7368

[email protected]


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2011-2012 Fellowships in International Human Rights – Human Rights Watch


clip_image020Application deadline: October 8th, 2010

For recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide.

Human Rights Watch, the international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, invites applications for its fellowship program. Human Rights Watch is known for its impartial and reliable human rights reporting on over 70 countries worldwide, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in affecting the policy of the US and other influential governments toward human rights abusers.

Unrestricted Fellowship

Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship – Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch, this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

Restricted Fellowships

NYU School of Law Fellowship at HRW – this fellowship is open to 2011 J.D. graduates of New York University School of Law only.

Leonard H. Sandler Fellowship – established in memory of Judge Leonard H. Sandler, a 1950 Columbia Law graduate with a lifelong commitment to civil rights and liberties, this fellowship is open to J.D. graduates of Columbia Law School only.

Aryeh Neier Fellowship: Please click here for more details:

JOB DESCRIPTION: Fellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch in New York, Washington, D.C., or London. (Aryeh Neier fellows work full-time in New York or Washington, DC, and, for an additional year at the ACLU.) Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations. Past fellows have conducted research and advocacy on numerous different issues in countries all over the world. A few recent examples are: a project on civil and political rights in Cuba; on criminal defamation laws in Indonesia; on the rights of persons with mental disabilities in Croatia; on corporal punishment of children in public schools in the US; on abuses against migrant domestic workers in Kuwait; and on police brutality in Brazil.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have exceptional analytic skills, an ability to write and speak clearly, and a commitment to work in the human rights field in the future. Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired. Familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur is also valued. Depending on the fellowship for which they wish to apply, prospective fellows must be recent graduates of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies, or must provide evidence of significant, comparable, relevant work experience (please see our Frequently Asked Questions section for the specific requirements of the various fellowships. Fellowships begin in September 2011.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary for 2010-2011 fellows will be $55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits. The salary for 2011-2012 is currently under review and may be increased. For further information, and to apply, please visit:


The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships 2012

clip_image022The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to competent young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The scholarships, in the amount of $8,000 each, provide the Scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in North America and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

The scholarships provide successful applicants with the privilege of participating in the College’s annual Clinical Congress in October, with public recognition of their presence. They will receive gratis admission to selected postgraduate courses plus admission to all lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits, which are an integral part of the Clinical Congress. Assistance will be provided in arranging visits, following the Clinical Congress, to various clinics and universities of their choice.

In order to qualify for consideration by the selection committee, all of the requirements must be fulfilled.

Formal American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholar applications appear online on the College’s website (

Supporting materials and questions should be directed to:

Administrator – International Liaison Section

American College of Surgeons

633 N. Saint Clair St.

Chicago, IL 60611-3211, USA

Completed applications for the International Guest Scholarships for the year 2012 and all of the supporting documentation must be received at the office of the International Liaison Section prior to July 1, 2011, in order for an applicant to receive consideration by the selection committee. All applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision in November 2011. Applicants are urged to submit their completed applications and supporting documents as early as possible in order to provide sufficient time for processing.

For further information on scholarship requirements, please visit:


Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowships

clip_image024HHMI’s new fellowship program supports outstanding international predoctoral students studying in the United States who are ineligible for fellowships or training grants through U.S. federal agencies.

HHMI will award three-year fellowships to international students to support years three, four, and five of a Ph.D. program. Eligible biomedical-related fields include biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, engineering, and plant biology—as well as interdisciplinary research.

HHMI expects to fund up to 40 fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Each fellow will receive an annual stipend of $30,000, plus an educational allowance.

Nomination Process and Eligibility:

* HHMI has designated selected U.S. institutions to nominate students to participate in the fellowship competition. Only these institutions are eligible to nominate students for this competition.


* Only students nominated by their host institutions can apply for the fellowship.


Institutional nomination deadline: December 1st, 2010

Application deadline: February 16th, 2011

For more information, please visit:

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Forums for Graduate Students: sponsored by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Each year, APSIA – the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs – sponsors forums where potential and prospective graduate students can learn about programs from representatives of APSIA member schools.

In addition:

– Meet admissions officers from the professional schools of international affairs at leading universities;

– Discuss admissions requirements, common curricula, financial aid packages, joint degree programs, and career opportunities;

– Collect application information on programs of interest.

During the Fall, APSIA will hold fairs outside the US in Southeast Asia (end of September in Singapore, Hanoi and Bangkok) and Europe (early November in London, Paris, Brussels and Istanbul). For more information, please visit our website at


The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) comprises 34 member schools in North America, Asia and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and the advancement thereby of international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security.

APSIA members work to promote excellence in professional, international affairs education worldwide by sharing information and ideas among member schools and with other higher education institutions, the international affairs community, and the general public. serves as a clearinghouse of information for prospective students and employers.

For more information, please contact:

Leigh Morris Sloane

Executive Director

[email protected]


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