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Education USA weekly updates – No 199 * 4 October 2010


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

UG: Worchester Polytechnic Institute (MA) Scholarships for International Baccalaureate Diploma Applicants

UG: Saint Mary’s College (IN) welcomes women from around the world – scholarships up to $17,000

JD and LLM: Hofstra Law School (NY) offers scholarships to international students

– Fellowships: AAUW 2011-2012 International Fellowships for women

II. News you can use

– Enter the Think Beyond Borders Video Contest and win a U.S. scholarship – Competition extended

until November 1st!


I. Scholarships and Fellowships


Worcester Polytechnic Institute Scholarships for International Baccalaureate Diploma Applicants

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a highly selective technological university offering degrees with 40 majors in the pure and applied sciences, engineering, computer science, management and business administration, and the liberal arts. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, WPI has outstanding teaching facilities and laboratories and a unique academic program that emphasizes professional-level, individually advised project work.

Scholarship Opportunities

All admitted applicants are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships, which typically range from $10,000 to $25,000 per year. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. Most noteworthy, valedictorians, salutatorians, and IB diploma graduates with a diploma score of 40 or greater admitted to WPI are guaranteed an academic merit scholarship worth a minimum of $19,000 per year.

Another of WPI’s newest scholarship opportunities is the Global Scholars Program. WPI has sent more science and engineering students abroad than any other private university in the United States. Today, approximately 50% of our students complete at least one academic project overseas ( Whether in Venice or Bangkok, Copenhagen or Cape Town—or at any of our 31 project centers around the world—students collaborate with peers, faculty advisors, and local community members on projects that make a difference in the world. This scholarship program will help provide opportunities for WPI students to fully participate in our global curriculum for years to come. Each year, up to 50 Global Scholars are selected and receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship to be used for a WPI Global Studies experience.

In addition to merit scholarships, WPI offers a limited number of need-based scholarships to international students, typically ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. These awards are renewed each year, provided the student remains in good academic standing. WPI does not guarantee to meet applicants’ full financial need.

For more information:

clip_image006Michelle Carrara

Coordinator of International Admission

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

clip_image008Email: [email protected]


Saint Mary’s College welcomes women from around the world – scholarships up to $17,000

Saint Mary’s College is one of the oldest four-year women’s colleges in the United States, having been founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1844. With a population of about 1600, Saint Mary’s has long been recognized for its exceptional academic programs and for preparing graduates to make a difference in the world.

Saint Mary’s 98-acre campus is located just across the street from the University of Notre Dame, just minutes north of the city of South Bend (population 150,000), and only 1 ½ hours east of Chicago (population 14 million). With a student to faculty ratio of 10:1 and small discussion-based classes, students are ensured that our faculty provides personal attention, engage them in lively dialogue, and assist in shaping their dreams and aspirations.

Qualified international applicants are eligible for both academic scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $17,000 per year and financial aid ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per year. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2011. Students need to complete the application for admission and submit all required academic documents in order to be considered for admission to the College and for academic scholarships. Additionally, students applying for financial aid will need to complete the CSS financial aid PROFILE at and use code 1702.

Consideration for scholarships will be based on:

· The challenge of the student’s secondary school curriculum

· Grade Point Average

· Class rank (when appropriate)

· Test scores (TOEFL or SAT, if available)

For more information:

Talia Cerrone

International Student Services Coordinator

Saint Mary’s College

50 Spes Unica Hall Notre Dame, IN 465556

Email: [email protected]



Hofstra Law School offers scholarships to international students


Hofstra Law School is now offering need- and merit-based scholarships for international students in our Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree programs.

Located in the greater New York City region, Hofstra Law School’s mission is to prepare passionate students to make an impact in their communities and beyond. Accredited by the American Bar Association and Bar Council of India, Hofstra is a proud member of the International Association of Law Schools. We offer both full-time and part-time J.D. programs as well as LL.M. programs in American Legal Studies (for foreign law graduates) and Family Law.

The J.D. program takes full-time students three years to complete and is appropriate for international students who have not completed a first law degree in their home country. The requirements include completing fundamental courses in Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Professional Responsibility. Students also take a first year course on Transnational Law, a unique offering that promotes an understanding of the relationships between U.S. law and international business, legal, social and political issues.

Hofstra Law School designed the American Legal Studies LL.M. program for lawyers trained outside of the United States, and who wish to either practice law in the United States or return to their home countries. Hofstra’s nine-month, full-time LL.M. program trains students to handle the increasing internationalization of legal practice and navigate transactions involving the laws of multiple nations. This program may also qualify students to sit for the New York bar examination and become licensed attorneys.

International students in our J.D. and LL.M. programs are fully integrated members of the Law School community. Candidates may select from over 200 courses and join any of our 40 student organizations. These programs have attracted students from over 40 foreign countries.

For more information:

Jeffrey A. Dodge

Assistant Dean for Global Initiatives & Multicultural Affairs

clip_image012Hofstra Law School

121 Hofstra University, Suite 201

Hempstead, New York 11549

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 001-516-463-0417



AAUW 2011-2012 International Fellowships for women

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provided more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2010:

2011-2012 Academic Year

· Master’s/Professional Fellowship: $18,000

· Doctorate Fellowship: $20,000

· Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000

· Applications available: Aug. 1–Dec. 1, 2010

· Application deadline*: Dec. 1, 2010

· Fellowship year: July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012

*All supporting documents must also be received by this date. If an application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, supporting documents must be received the next business day.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S.

For more information: +1-319-337-1716 ext. 60, e-mail [email protected]


II. News You Can Use


Destination California and the AACC International are giving you the chance to win more than $9,000 in scholarships. All you have to do is tell us how to market to students in your country. In other words, how can U.S. colleges make you and your friends interested in studying abroad in America? Tell us and you could win! Deadline extended to November 1, 2010!

Who can Enter

The Think Beyond The Borders video contest is open to all students outside of the United States interested in studying in the U.S.A. or who are currently international students studying in the U.S.

Contest Rules

Please read the directions carefully.

· You must live outside the U.S. or be an international student at one the participating colleges in the U.S.

· The scholarships can only be used at participating community colleges in the U.S. (full list of colleges at

· Funds can only be used for tuition and will be credited directly to the school.

· Each participant or group may submit as many videos as they like. Each video is eligible to win one prize, however the content should be different for each video.

· The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges who will consider the popularity of the video, so make sure to have your friends visit your YouTube video page and hit the “Like” button to vote for you and post a comment.


1st place receives $5,000 USD toward a scholarship to study in the U.S.

2nd place receives $3,000 USD toward a scholarship to study in the U.S.

3rd place receives $1,000 USD toward a scholarship to study in the U.S.

Because there is no limit to the number of videos you can submit, you have the chance to win more than one prize. Good luck!

For more information and to enter the competition, [email protected]