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Education USA Weekly Updates – No. 205 * 15 November 2010

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No. 205 ∙ 15 November 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

UG: Ohio University Gateway Scholarships Up To $15,500

UG: Texas Wesleyan University Scholarships Up To $40,000

UG & Grad: Drew University Offered Over $27 million in Institutional Aid Last Year

II. News you can use

New Podcasts: What It Takes To Make The Cut – U.S. College Admissions & Getting Scholarships

– Community of Scholars Program for High School Students at American University

– Columbia University Announces Three Week Super Intensive English Program

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Ohio University Gateway Scholarships Up To $15,500

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Merit scholarships are available to freshmen international students who take the SAT exam and begin their studies in the fall quarter through the Gateway Award Program.

Award amounts are based on combined Math and Critical Reading sections of the SAT exam and range from $6500 (score of 1130) to approximately $15,500 (score of at least 1400). Awards are renewable for up to 4 years.

The application deadline for the Fall 2011 quarter is February 1, 2011, but we recommend applying by January 1 for full scholarship consideration.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/dt4fy4

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www.facebook.com/OhioUAdmissions www.youtube.com/OhioUAdmissions

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clip_image012Texas Wesleyan University Scholarships Up To $40,000

Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas automatically considers all international applicants for scholarships totaling up to $40,000 for a four-year program!

Want small classes? The average class size at Texas Wesleyan University is 14 students. They offer excellent business management, accounting, chemistry, biology, education, law, and computer science programs.

Visit Texas Wesleyan on the web at www.txwes.edu. For more information about international student scholarships, please contact Andy Harris, Assistant Director, International Programs, at [email protected].

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www.facebook.com/TexasWesleyan www.youtube.com/thetwurambler

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clip_image014Drew University offered over $27 million in institutional aid last year

If you are an international student who has been successful in your studies, you may qualify for a scholarship to study in the United States at Drew University.  As a matter of fact, Drew University offered over $27 million in institutional aid to their student body last year.  They offer not only traditional merit-based scholarships to high achieving students, but also offer an array of special scholarships for those who excel in the arts, sciences and community service.

For more information, visit them online at www.Drew.edu where you can learn more about their scholarship opportunities, academic programs, internships and much more.  International students can also apply for admission online at www.Drew.edu/apply.

Should you wish to discuss your potential scholarship eligibility, please contact Christopher M. Tyburski,

Director of College Admission, directly at [email protected]

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II. News You Can Use

New Podcasts: What It Takes To Make The Cut – U.S. College Admissions & Getting Scholarships
Listen first hand from U.S. college and university representatives discuss what it takes to make the cut, or in other words, the qualities they look for in a successful applicant and how to apply for a scholarship:
v Carrie Lewis, Assistant Director of Intl Admission, Drake University: http://bit.ly/bmZKkC

v Scott King, Director, University of Iowa: http://bit.ly/ds7hFr

v Daphne Johnston, Associate Director, Intl Undergrad Admissions, University of Kansas: http://bit.ly/9kEu63

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Community of Scholars Program for High School Students at American university

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American University (AU) is now offering the ‘Community of Scholars’ summer program, a college-credit high school program at the AU School of International Service.  This summer program offers students entering their junior and senior years of high school the chance to broaden their understanding of international affairs by enrolling in a college class in foreign policy, conflict resolution, or global health and the environment. Several program formats are available, including online and residential options. 
For more information, visit www.american.edu/sis/communityofscholars or email [email protected].
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clip_image019 Columbia University Announces Three Week Super Intensive English Program
clip_image021Columbia University American Language Program (ALP) is offering a three-week super-intensive Winter Institute in January 2011 in New York City. Classes will meet for 24 hours per week from January 4 – January 21, 2011. This program is ideal for international students who would like to improve their English skills and study at American University over a short period of time. Students study reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation University housing is available but students must apply early, as space is limited.
The application deadline for the Winter Institute is December 1, 2010. For additional details please email at [email protected] or go to: http://ce.columbia.edu/American-Language-Program/Intensive-Program.
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