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Education USA Weekly Updates – No 210 * 20 December 2010

EducationUSA Weekly Update No. 210 – December 20 2010

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships
– UG: International Merit Scholarships up to $25,000 per year at University
of Dayton
– UG: Scholarships up to 50% of Annual Cost at Western Wyoming Community
College
– Grad: School of Law Merit Scholarship up to $11,000 at University of San
Diego
II. News you can use
– Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline January 7th, 2011
– Felician College Virtual Open House on January 2011
– Early Admissions Decisions Pour In For Class Of 2015
I. Scholarships and Fellowships
INTERNATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS UP TO $25,000 PER YEAR AT UNIVERSITY OF
DAYTON
University of Dayton offers international merit scholarships which range
between $5,000 and $25,000 per year to first-year and transfer undergraduate
applicants.
The University of Dayton does not require international applicants to submit
ACT or SAT scores for admission or a limited scholarship review. However,
applicants are welcome to submit ACT or SAT scores, as good scores may
increase scholarship awards.
For more information, visit University of Dayton on the web at:
http://bit.ly/ecFVTb
SCHOLARSHIPS UP TO 50% OF ANNUAL COST AT WESTERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE
International students may be awarded academic scholarships to attend
Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Scholarships can
pay 10% – 50% of the annual cost of attendance.
Academic scholarship awards vary in amount and are based on official SAT or
ACT score reports and academic transcripts. New college students and
transfer students may be awarded academic scholarships. The priority award
date is April 1 for the fall semester.
For more information, visit Western Wyoming Community College on the web at:
www.wwcc.wy.edu
SCHOOL OF LAW MERIT SCHOLARSHIP UP TO $11,000 AT UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
The University of San Diego School of Law awards merit scholarships to
students admitted to the LL.M. in Comparative Law program based on the
merits of the applicant’s scholastic and professional experience. Applicants
acce  pted to a graduate program at the School of Law are automatically
considered for a Merit Scholarship award.
Comparative Law students study side-by-side with J.D. and LL.M. students
from across the U.S. and around the world. The contemporary, dynamic J.D.
curriculum prepares Comparative Law students to deal effectively with U.S.
attorneys on questions of common interest.  International students must have
a minimum TOEFL score of 250 CBT / 600 PBT / 98 IBT and must have a degree
in law.
For more information, visit University of San Diego at: www.law.sandiego.edu
II. News You Can Use
UPCOMING ACT REGISTRATION DEADLINE JANUARY 7TH, 2011
Students planning to take the ACT university entrance exam on February 12
for admission into a 4-year college or university in the USA need to
register by the January 7, 2011 registration deadline.
The ACT is one of the entrance exams typically required by U.S. colleges and
universities for entry into their undergraduate programs.\r\n\r\nTo 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.
FELICIAN COLLEGE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE ON JANUARY 2011
Felician College will be hosting their second Virtual Open House and they
hope you can join them! This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet their
staff and learn more about their UN Fellows Program, location near New York
City, campus facilities, and more.  Unlike their regular chat program, you
will have a chance to watch some videos made with staff and current students
as well as download materials.
The Virtual Open House will take place on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from
6:00PM-10:00PM EST.  Please remember that they are in a different time zone,
so check your local time/date.
In order to sign up, go to http://bit.ly/eie6fV – The sooner you register
the better!
EARLY ADMISSIONS DECISIONS POUR IN FOR CLASS OF 2015
The Huffington Post
December 17, 2010
Last month, colleges and universities across the nation started seeing
rising rates of early decision applications — now, most of the candidates
who submitted early applications have heard back, and statistics show that
some selective schools continued to experience dramatic increases in
application rates.
According to the New York Times — which is in the process of compiling a
comprehensive data set including percent change in early decision
applications in 2010, amount of applications received, amount of students
accepted and more — Trinity University in Texas, Furman University and
Lafayette College received 60, 59 and 56 percent more applications this
year, respectively.
Read more at: http://huff.to/hIckyE
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