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Education USA Weekly updates – No. 202 * 25 October 2010

 
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No. 20225 October 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG, Grad and Doctoral: Tuition savings for international students at Walden University

– UG: Scholarships available to women from all around the world at Pine Manor College

– Grad: UC Davis Extension offers discount for 2 Winter Quarter programs

– MBA: The Ohio State University MBA Program – Scholarships for the Americas and Beyond

– Postdoc: Harvard Postdoctoral Position in Science, Technology and Society

– Be Eligible to Win a $2,500 Scholarship: CollegeWeekLive International Day is December 14th

II. News you can use

– Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline: Nov. 5th, 2010

– Enter the Think Beyond Borders Video Contest and win a scholarship – Deadline extended until Nov. 1st

– Find out how to avoid scholarships scams from the Federal Trade Commission’s website

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

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Tuition Savings for all International Students at

Walden University

Walden University, the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network, is pleased to extend a 20 percent tuition savings to international students who are referred by an EducationUSA Adviser.* This offer is open to all international students who enroll in a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program through the end of 2011.  Students should go to www.WaldenU.edu/EducationUSA to further inquire and begin the application process.

Walden offers more than 45 degree programs with more than 195 specializations and concentrations in areas such as health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering.

For more information about Walden University, please visit www.WaldenU.edu/EducationUSA.

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www.facebook.com/waldenu

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Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition and fees.

Lauren L. Stone, Executive Director

Center for International Programs, Walden University

Tel: 1-443-627-7103 Email: [email protected]

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Scholarships available to women from all around the world at Pine Manor College

clip_image014Traditional Admission at Pine Manor College

Pine Manor College (PMC) is a four-year liberal arts college dedicated to preparing women for roles of inclusive leadership and social responsibility in their workplaces, families, and communities. It is considered one of the most diverse and affordable all women’s undergraduate options in United States. As a student at Pine Manor College you receive a personalized education in the comfort of small classes on a beautiful 66-acre campus. At present, almost 10% of our student body is international students, representing more that 20 countries from around the globe! To apply for admission to PMC, please contact our Director of International Recruitment at 617-731-7104.

·         International students can earn up to $10,000 in scholarships per year based on merit and need.

·         Rolling admission available for this January and September. Waived fee for online application

The Enhanced Foundational Program (EFP)

International students for whom English is not their first language are typically great candidates for Pine Manor College’s Enhanced Foundational Program, or EFP. EFP is a bachelor’s degree granting program for non-native English speaking students. EFP students receive additional help and support in reading, writing, and critical thinking. To apply for EFP, you must submit an application for general admission to the college, which includes submitting SAT and/or TOEFL scores. After an initial review, a member of our admission staff will contact you regarding your fit with the EFP program.

The English Language Institute at PMC

Pine Manor College’s English Language Institute, or ELI, is an integral part of the PMC community offering intensive, non-degree granting English language instruction and cultural immersion for men and women from around the world. Located directly on the PMC campus, ELI provides personal attention from supportive faculty and staff, comfortable on-campus, residential accommodations, and a full day of academics along with social and cultural activities to keep you busy from the day you arrive. Information on registering for ELI can be found at English Language Institute: www.pmc.edu/eli-application or by calling 617-731-7145.

Janna Spinazola, Pine Manor College

www.pmc.edu

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UC Davis Extension offers A discount for 2 winter quarter programs

UC Davis Extension is happy to announce a discount of $200 for Winter Quarter’s English for Science and Technology Program (EST) as well as the Communication and Culture Program (CCP). This offer will reduce the tuition of each student to $1,440 (EST) and $1,290 (CCP).

Our English for Science and Technology Program (http://extension.ucdavis.edu/international_programs/pdf/est_win_11.pdf) received an enthusiastic response from students and institutions.

Comments from Summer Quarter students include:

· “Field trips. We do not usually have such an opportunity to visit research institutions in the United States. Therefore, it was really a rare and important experience for me.”

· “The different ways to teach English for the four different parts of the program is a great way to improve oral English and research English (presentation, listening & pronunciation, field trips, hot topics).”

Our Communication and Culture Program

(http://extension.ucdavis.edu/international_programs/pdf/ccp_win_11.pdf) has produced significant gains in students’ confidence and motivation.

In the students’ words, what they liked most was:

· “The useful knowledge I learn here. Most of the courses are very interesting, and inspire students to study English more diligently and create the desire to know more about American culture.”

· “Good qualified teachers, lovely staff, wonderful cultural exchange.”

· “We had access to many resources at the computer labs and library, many out-door activities such as the Ice Cream Social and many field trips to famous landscapes in California.”

If you have questions about the programs, living in Davis or need help with the application process, please contact UC Davis Extension at [email protected]

For information about UC Davis Extension International Programs, please visit our web site at http://extension.ucdavis.edu/international_programs.

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www.facebook.com/ucdextension

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www.youtube.com/ucdavisextension

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The Ohio State university – MBA Program – Scholarship for the Americas and Beyond

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The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce the continuation this year of the Scholarship for the Americas, an MBA scholarship covering the full cost of an MBA education.

In addition, the Fisher MBA program offers generous financial aid to students from around the world.

http://fisher.osu.edu/ftmba/index.php?page=Merit-Awards

At the Fisher College of Business, you experience the best of both worlds; a small, flexible program within America’s largest research university –The Ohio State University. In addition, Fisher truly believes in diversity and has consistently recruited more than 30 percent of its MBA class from outside the U.S. As part of this culture, The Fisher College of Business is proud to announce the Scholarship for the Americas for students from Central and South America.

The Scholarship for the Americas is merit based and offered to a candidate who demonstrates strong academic aptitude, a competitive GMAT test score, work experience, leadership potential, and desire for professional development.

The Scholarship for the Americas includes:

– Full tuition waiver for the two-year MBA program

– A generous monthly stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of study.

**The estimated value of the award is $99,000 US.

Who is Eligible? If you are from Central or South America, or the Carribean, hold a four-year college degree, are looking to advance your career to the next level, and want to be part of The Ohio State University community, then YOU are eligible! The only requirement to be considered is to submit an application to the Fisher MBA program.

For More information visit http://fisher.osu.edu/ftmba/index.php?page=Admissions

Alison Merzel, MBA Admissions Director

Fisher College of Business

[email protected]

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Harvard Postdoctoral Position in Science, Technology and Society

The John F. Kennedy School of Government and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University are seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in Science, Technology and Society (STS). The one-year position will carry a teaching load of one undergraduate course in Technology and Society; the successful candidate will also assist in STS Program activities and build links between STS and SEAS.

Renewal for a second year may be possible contingent on satisfactory performance. Candidates should be qualified to carry out research on the social implications of one or more aspects of engineering or applied sciences, such as information and communication technologies, biotechnology, or nanotechnology. Areas of specialization might include studies of innovation; risk and regulation; intellectual property; new research partnerships and research governance; or ethical issues in technological R&D. Research experience on comparative, international and global issues is especially welcome. Interdisciplinary teaching experiences are highly desirable. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate field, including science and technology studies, sociology, law, political science, economics, or engineering.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a writing sample or representative publication, and three letters of recommendation in paper copy to Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Mailbox 17, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

For more information, please visit: www.hks.harvard.edu/sts/people/sts-postdoc-cfa.html

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Be Eligible to Win a $2,500 Scholarship: CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL DAY –

Tuesday, December 14th

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CollegeWeekLive, provider of the world’s largest college fairs and admissions events, announces a $2,500 scholarship for non-U.S. students.

To be eligible, register and login to CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL DAY on Tuesday December 14, 2010. CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL DAY is online and free! Chat live with admissions representatives from 250 colleges and universities, including Ivy League institutions, large public and small private universities and regional leaders in higher education.

Register now at www.collegeweeklive.com

For more information: www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/Guest/CollegeWeekLive_INTERNATIONAL_DAY

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CollegeWeekLive on Facebook!

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II. News You Can Use

Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline – November 5th

Students planning to take the ACT university entrance exam on December 11th for admission into a 4-year college or university in the USA need to register by the November 5th 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.

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Enter the Think Beyond Borders VIdeo Contest and Win A U.S. Scholarship – Deadline extended until November 1st

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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 USA 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 http://www.destinationca.org/TBB/images/files/TBB_colleges.pdf).

· 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.

Prizes

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 www.destinationca.org/TBB/index.php, [email protected]

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Find Out How to Avoid Scholarship Scams from the Federal Trade Commission’s Website

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission cautions students to look for tell tale lines:

  • “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
  • “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
  • “I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.”
  • “We’ll do all the work.”
  • “The scholarship will cost some money.”
  • “You’ve been selected by a ‘national foundation’ to receive a scholarship” or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never entered.

To find out more, please visit: www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams