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Education USA weekly updates – No.212 * 03 January 2011

  No. 212 ∙ January 3, 2011

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: Eckerd College Launches New International Scholars Award

– UG & Grad: St. Cloud State University Offers In-State Tuition to International Students

– Grad: Merit Based Scholarships at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business

II. News you can use

Tennessee Tech University Offers Conditional Admissions

Study Oregon Launches Interactive E-Brochure

College Majors 101


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

clip_image006Eckerd College Launches New International Scholars Award

Eckerd College, a small, liberal arts and sciences college in St. Petersburg, Florida, has recently added an International Scholars Award for admitted students. All students who are admitted to the College are eligible to apply for this award. Eckerd College is rolling admission but students must be admitted by April 1 to be invited to apply for the International Scholars Award, which gives up to $5000 per year, renewable, toward the cost of tuition.

Students are automatically considered for other merit-based scholarship awards at the time of application. Awards are given up to $11,000 per year, renewable. Eckerd College offers 39 majors across the arts and sciences including Marine Science, Environmental Studies, Business Administration, International Business, International Relations, Economics, and a 3-2 Engineering Program. All students are paired with a faculty mentor for all years of their study and engage in hands-on research, internships, and other experiences.

Please visit to read more about details for applying to Eckerd College and available scholarship opportunities. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


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St. Cloud State University Offers In-State Tuition to International Students

The Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship (ACSS) at St. Cloud State University offers the resident tuition rate to international students who meet and maintain the requirements for eligibility. The goal of the ACSS is to promote interaction and cross-cultural understanding between international students and members of SCSU and St. Cloud communities. This is a savings of almost $7000 per year.

Each of its more than 200 undergraduate and 60 graduate academic programs are accredited, meeting the highest standards of the education community. It is small enough to have professors who know you by name and help you transition into life and learning at St. Cloud State University. It is big enough to have professors who are recognized nationally and globally in their fields. It is in a safe, semi-rural community of under 100,000 people, yet it is just an hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul—a major venue for sports, entertainment, dining and business.

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Merit based scholarships at the pepperdine university graziadio school of business


The Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management offers Merit Scholarships for international MBA applicants. The awards range from partial to full tuition.

Selection criteria include: Post-bachelor’s professional work experience • Strong undergraduate performance (academic and extracurricular) • GMAT or GRE score • Commitment to community (local, work, school, church, community, etc.) While TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores are required, they are not considered in scholarship awards. There is no separate scholarship application process.

Qualified applicants are reviewed for scholarships, as part of the normal admission process. For more information, you may contact [email protected].


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II. News You Can Use

clip_image021Tennessee Tech University Offers Conditional Admissions

Tennessee Tech University and FLS International have joined together to offer ESL and Conditional admissions for intensive ESL programs. Students may start any week. Also note students who complete level 7 may enter TTU without a TOEFL score.

This program helps students develop their reading, writing, vocabulary and listening & speaking skils. Students have the option of adding elective courses such as TOEFL, idioms, American slang and survival English. The FLS International course is located across the street from the Office of International Students affairs and the students have the option of living on or off campus in the residence halls or homestays.

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Study Oregon Launches Interactive E-Brochure

Study Oregon is delighted to share with you the launch of their collaborative 52-page interactive e-brochure that highlights 22 of Oregon’s institutions of higher learning.

The brochure includes an overview of the st ate of Oregon, search features to find out which schools offer which majors, pop-ups with student profiles, photo galleries, videos and more.

Note that Flashplayer and hi-speed internet is required for full functionality; however, if you prefer to have a dvd version mailed to you, please contact Julie Walkin at [email protected]

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College majors 101

Andrew Leidner, who has college admissions and financial aid experience, created College Majors 101 to educate high school and undergraduate college students about college majors and the careers to which they can lead.

Each major has its own "channel" presenting descriptive information, along with typical positions held by people who have majored in a particular area. The listing of undergraduate student competitions (along with winners) provides information about the strength and quality of programs that is often obscured by national rankings. Two particularly valuable sections of each channel are the lists of related student/professional associations and the list of links to relevant trade publications. Often overlooked, these key sources of information can yield insider information not to be found elsewhere. Each channel also includes a list of employers who recruit in a particular field, a list of "featured" colleges and universities offering the major, links to related news stories, and a more comprehensive listing of accredited programs.

Much of the site’s content is delivered through videos. This approach likely will appeal to a wide audience and should provide institutions with an opportunity to highlight actual students and their work. Users also have the opportunity to register with the site, and have their contact information forwarded to the appropriate college partners. College Majors 101 was recently listed as a top ten college Web site by Lynn O’Shaughnessy, a blogger for U.S. News & World Report. It is a valuable resource for anyone researching college majors and career paths.

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