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Education USA weekly updates- No. 197 * 20 September 2010

 No. 19720 September 2010
 I. Scholarships and Fellowships 

– UG: Presidential Scholarship for International Students at Wittenberg University (OH)

– UG: International Student Scholarships at Felician College (NJ)

– LL.M. Scholarships: University of Baltimore School of Law (MD) Welcomes International Lawyers

– Schlumberger Foundation Fellowships for Women from Developing Countries

II. News you can use

– Sacred Heart University (CT) offers new BS in Health Science

– Study ESL at Truman State University (MO)

– George Washington University: Semester in Washington Politics Program

– ACT has gone social!

– Pearson Test of English Academic helps students study in the United States

– The World’s Most Beautiful Campuses, from


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Presidential scholarship for international students at wittenberg university

Wittenberg University, located in Springfield, Ohio, is pleased to announce the Presidential Scholarship for international students. To be considered for this scholarship, which is equal to full tuition for four years, students must be in the top 10% of their class and must submit official SAT I or ACT score reports in addition to general application materials. All application materials must be received by the Wittenberg University Office of Admission no later than December 1, 2010

clip_image004For more information:

Ashley Kopf

Coordinator of International Recruitment

Wittenberg University

Email: [email protected]






Felician College is a coeducational Catholic/ Franciscan liberal arts college with approximately 2,400 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and ESL programs. Felician is committed to providing students with a personalized education that puts STUDENTS FIRST. We offer more than 55 academic programs at the undergraduate level as well as many graduate programs. Located just 19 kilometers (12 miles) from New York City, Felician College has two locations in Bergen County, New Jersey, in the towns of Lodi and Rutherford.

Felician College is very generous with scholarships for incoming international students ranging from $8,000 to $16,500 per year. International students entering Felician College qualify for the same scholarships as U.S. students. Scholarships are renewable for 4 years, based on maintaining eligibility. 

Freshman Admission Scholarships require no additional application and are awarded once you are admitted, based on your Grade Point Average (GPA) in high school and/or your performance on the SAT or ACT. Applicants must coming directly from high school with no college credits in their own country.

Transfer Admission Scholarships require no additional application as they are automatically awarded based on your Grade Point Average (GPA) at your institution of higher education. Applicants must be international students who have some college credits (24 or more).

International students enrolled full time in undergraduate degree programs may also qualify for athletic scholarships. Felician College competes in the NCAA Division II league and offers men’s and women’s athletic programs. Participation on the team and scholarship eligibility is determined by the athletic department.

***A full-tuition scholarship may be awarded with the following SAT/GPA combinations: 1200+ and 3.60/1300+ and 3.30 (Standardized Test Score SAT out of 1600-reading and math only). ***

For more information:

Kaersten Deeds

Coordinator, International Recruitment

Felician College

Phone: (201)559-6196

Email: [email protected]


University of Baltimore School of Law Welcomes International Lawyers

The University of Baltimore School of Law offers a Master of Laws program in the Law of the United States (LL.M. LOTUS). This nine-month degree program is designed for law graduates who earned their first degree in law outside the U.S. and seek to become familiar with American law and the legal system. Students educated in 30 countries from across the globe have enrolled. The School of Law provides a robust week-long orientation, excellent education with academic support services, and career services after graduation. In Maryland about an hour from Washington, D.C., the University of Baltimore is well-situated for the study of law and for Optional Practical Training for graduates.

Each year, the School of Law offers partial scholarships to a small number of LL.M. students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. In 2010-2011, five of our 19 new students have been awarded partial scholarships. The School of Law is now accepting applications for admission to the 2011-12 LL.M. LOTUS program. Applicants who seek a merit scholarship indicate that fact on their application and feature their academic and professional achievements in their statement of purpose and resume. The School of Law welcomes Fulbright and Muskie Fellows.

A unique institution at the School of Law, the Center on Applied Feminism connects with the Center for International and Comparative Law at which the LL.M. program is based. International law students in our LL.M. program engage in dialogues about international and human rights issues relating to gender around the world.

If your educational advising office would like to arrange a videoconference with our School of Law to generally discuss the study of law in the United States, we would be glad to participate.

For more information:

clip_image014Jane E. Schukoske

Director, Master of Laws Program in the Law of the United States

University of Baltimore School of Law

1420 North Charles St., LC202

Baltimore, MD 21218 USA

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel.: 001-410-837-6761


Schlumberger Foundation Fellowships for Women from Developing Countries: 2011 Faculty for the Future Fellowships

Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad. The Faculty for the Future program grows each year and has become a powerful community that today stands at 142 pioneering women scientists from 43 countries.

You are eligible to apply if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

· You are a woman;

· You are a citizen of a developing country;

· You wish to pursue a PhD or Post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences or related disciplines;

· You have applied to, have been admitted to, or are currently enrolled in a university abroad;

· You can demonstrate commitment to returning to your home country upon completion of your studies to continue your academic career;

· You are very committed to teaching and demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach work to encourage young women into the sciences;

· You hold an excellent academic record.

Apply on-line by November 30, 2010.

For more information:, [email protected]


II. News You Can Use


Sacred Heart University offers new bS in Health Sciences

Sacred Heart University’s College of Education and Health Professions has expanded its academic offerings to include a new Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. The degree offers two distinct options, the pre-professional track and the leadership track, to meet the needs of both the students entering the health care arena and those currently wishing to advance into management and leadership positions. According to Dr. Patricia W. Walker, dean of the College, “Current health care trends, the aging population, and advances in medical technology, combined with new legislative mandates, are creating more employment opportunities within the health care environment. The National Bureau of Labor Statistic projects 10 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations as health-care related.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree is designed to meet this growing demand for health care professionals. It is intended to support students aspiring to seek professional careers in the industry. Career opportunities vary from occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical, dental, pharmacology, speech-language pathology and many more allied health-related fields.

For more information:

Cori Nevers

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions & Director of International Admissions

Sacred Heart University

Email: [email protected]

Skype: cori.nevers


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clip_image019Study ESL at Truman State University

Truman State University and The Language Company are offering conditional university admission on a rolling basis with 13 ESL start dates per year on the Truman campus. Truman and The Language Company also offer a special intensive summer ESL “Bridge to Degree” program and concurrent enrollment for students achieving the two highest levels of ESL.

Truman State University is ranked as the #1 Public University in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report’s (America’s Best Colleges), 2011.  Truman is not only nationally acclaimed for the high quality of its liberal arts and sciences curriculum, but is also known for the generous scholarships offered international students and the affordability of the university and the area in which it is located.

For more information and to apply:

clip_image016[1] Truman State University International Student Affairs Office

INTERN AND STUDY U.S. POLITICS – Semester in Washington Politics Program at George Washington University

clip_image010[4]Application deadline:  December 1

The $45 application fee to the Semester in Washington-Politics program is waived for any applicant referred by an EducationUSA Adviser.

The George Washington University, a top university for politics and policy in the heart of Washington, DC, is now offering a unique opportunity for international undergraduate students to experience an up-close view of the nation’s capital – how political decisions are made, how power is wielded, and how government is run.  Through GW’s Semester in Washington Politics program, students study with top practitioners, meet with key decision-makers and groups who shape U.S. policy, and learn by doing through professional internships in and around Washington.  All courses in the one-semester, 12-credit-hour certificate program are conveniently scheduled to allow for maximum flexibility in pursuing internship opportunities.  A strong sense of community among the international and American students, supported by mentorships with young professionals who guide students through the nation’s capital, make the program a life-changing experience.

The spring semester begins in January and ends in early May. 

For more information and to apply:

Semester in Washington Politics

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 001-202-994-3284


clip_image021ACT has gone Social!

You and your advisees can now get updates relating to ACT’s international efforts by following @ACTstudyintheUS on Twitter and on Facebook. ACT’s international social media efforts will focus not only on spreading the word globally about the ACT for students interested in U.S. study (where to register, how to prepare, etc.), but also on all of the exciting happenings in international education ranging from EducationUSA workshops to international activities on the campuses of U.S. colleges and universities. The social media campaigns are directed by Sam Talbott, Program Associate, International Service Relationships, at ACT, Inc.



PTE Academic Helps Students Study in the United States

PTE Academic is now recognized by nearly 700 academic programs in the U.S., including Yale University, Harvard Business School, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Pepperdine University and American University. International students applying for admission to U.S. academic programs can now choose PTE Academic as their English language proficiency test.

Currently, PTE Academic is available in over 150 test centers worldwide. PTE Academic offers frequent availability and next-day registration. Test scores are delivered in five business days. A list of current test availability is online at

Students can prepare for PTE Academic using The Official Guide to PTE Academic, available on; scored and unscored practice tests; an online Skills Pod that includes links to English language learning materials; a PTE Academic Test Tutorial; and an online test tips blog, available here.

Pearson has made information available to EducationUSA advising centers worldwide. If you have not seen this information and would like to review it, please email [email protected]. You may also visit for comprehensive information about the test.


The World’s Most Beautiful Campuses

U.S. colleges and universities once again top the charts in world rankings – the majority of campuses designated as “most beautiful” by architects and campus designers are in the United States, according to a new list from Check them all out at