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Education USA Weekly updates – No. 208 * December 6 2010

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No. 208 ∙ December 6 2010

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: International Baccalaureate Scholarship Valued at $15,000 from Winthrop University

UG & Grad: Receive 50% Off Tuition at East Tennessee State University

– Grad: Tulane Law School Offers Fee Waiver to EducationUSA Weekly Update Subscribers

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

II. News you can use

EdUSA Connects: Undergraduate Financial Aid Sessions Online

Early College Admissions Applicants: Have a Plan B

Advice: Writing College Application Essays

New Video: A Few Essays That Worked (And a Few That Didn’t)

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

International Baccalaureate Scholarship Valued at $15,000 From Winthrop University

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The International Baccalaureate scholarship is awarded to freshman applicants who complete the IB Program (Diploma or Certificates) through the senior year of high school and who have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

The scholarship is valued at $15,000 and is renewable every semester as long as a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

For more information, contact Frederik Schlingemann at Winthrop University: [email protected].

International students can also visit Winthrop University on the web at: www.Winthrop.edu/International.

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clip_image010Receive 50% Off Tuition at East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is growing its international student recruitment by offering the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship. The scholarship covers 50% of tuition and is available to new international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

ETSU is committed to diversifying its campus and offering all students the opportunity to experience a global community through international recruitment.

For information on the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship, visit www.etsu.edu/iss or contact ETSU International Programs & Services by e-mail ([email protected]) or by phone at 423.439.7737.

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Tulane Law School Offers Fee Waiver to EducationUSA Weekly Update Subscribers

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Tulane Law School invites you to apply to one of six LLM programs during the 2010-2011 application cycle and they will offer a fee waiver to candidates who e-mail Heather Marinaro at [email protected] and indicate that they saw this at the EducationUSA Weekly Update!

To learn more about the programs at Tulane Law School, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/f2r3Pn

clip_image008[2]Be Eligible to Win: $2,500 Scholarship from CollegeWeekLive International Day – Dec 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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II. News You Can Use

EdUSA Connects: Undergraduate Financial Aid Sessions Online

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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Did you know that U.S. colleges and universities offer millions of dollars in financial aid to international students each year? Join us online to learn more about financing your undergraduate studies in the United States! Experts from the field will answer your questions and offer invaluable insight on finding and securing financial aid, scholarships, and grants during this live discussion. Participation is free – don’t miss this unique opportunity!

WHERE

http://edusaconnects.acrobat.com/undergrad

WHEN

(Check Local Dates & Time Zones)

December 8, 2010

7 am – 8 am (EST)

Catrillia Young, Assistant Director,

International Student Services, SUNY Plattsburgh

4 am – 5 pm (EST)

Stephanie Enstice, Associate Director of

International Admission, Florida Institute of Technology

December 13, 2010

11 am – 12 pm (EST)

Rick Eber, Vice President of

Enrollment Management, Cottey College

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Early college admissions applicants: Have a Plan B

The Washington Post

November 30, 2010

The following was written by Terry Cowdrey, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

As someone who has always believed that carrying an umbrella will prevent rain, I am concerned about the number of high school seniors who apply “early decision” to their first choice college and don’t formulate a Plan B.

Perhaps they worry that having a contingency plan will somehow jinx their admission to the school of their dreams and that college admissions karma will question their real commitment, or that the early decision school should be their only choice.

The reality is that early decision good news or bad news will come, regardless of whether the student has a Plan B. But the bad news is a lot more difficult to deal with when there is no alternate plan.

Read More: http://wapo.st/fzrTAm

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Advice: Writing College Application Essays

Seattle Times

November 23, 2010

By Beth J. Harpaz – Associated Press

NEW YORK — With college application deadlines looming, the pressure is on for high school seniors to write the perfect essay.

But what are schools really looking for? And what role should parents play when teens try to sum up their lives in a few hundred words?

Here are some insights from admissions officials at The Ohio State University and at Oberlin College, along with advice from the author of "Write Your College Essay In Less Than a Day."

Read More: http://bit.ly/i5LA9I

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New Video: A Few Essays That Worked (And a Few That Didn’t)

Jacques Steinberg, education correspondent for the New York Times, appears on the Today show to discuss what works in a college essay.

Watch Video: http://nyti.ms/h9weEl

Read More: http://nyti.ms/fxcCES