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Education USA weekly updates – No.214 * 18 January 2011

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No. 214 ∙ January 18, 2011

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: International Student Scholarships up to $25,000 at Westminster College

Grad: Scholarships Available at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Postgrad: UC Berkeley Extension Offers $5,000 EducationUSA Scholarship to IDP Students

Postgrad: NYU School of Law Hauser Research Scholars Program Now Open

Postdoc: Fellowship on ‘Corporations and Citizenship’ at The University of Pennsylvania

II. News you can use

Order Now! 2011 Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals

– SUNY Plattsburgh Named One of the Nation’s Best Values

– Harvard University Graduate School of Design Launches New Program

– Join EdUSA Connects Live: ‘Choosing Colleges & Universities in the United States’

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

clip_image004International Student Scholarships up to $25,000 at Westminster College

Westminster College offers the following scholarships and programs to international students, including first-time freshmen and transfer students:

Exemplary Achievement Award (Deadline: February 11, 2011): a $25,000 a year award available to both first-year and transfer students. Special consideration is given to students who’ve surmounted personal hardships, disability or other disadvantages. The application is available at: http://bit.ly/ebh9yZ.

Merit Scholarships (Rolling Deadline; Priority Deadline is April 15, 2011): All undergraduate applicants are automatically considered for a Merit Scholarship once they are admitted. Scholarships for transfer students range from $5,000 to $10,000, and scholarships for first-time students range from $6,000 to $14,000.

Westminster College is a small liberal-arts school in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a close-knit community and hands-on learning style, Westminster offers a unique environment for learning. Westminster supports international students with the WESLI institute, providing advanced academic-English courses and a semester to adjust to life in the USA. More information about international admissions is available online at: http://bit.ly/gZZAWS. If you have questions, contact admissions at [email protected] or call 1-800-748-4753.

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Scholarships Available at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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The Global Health Scholarships In an effort to further the educational component of our mission, the Center for Global Health supports students who exhibit outstanding academic records and a strong desire to pursue global health careers. Each year, eight or nine scholarships are awarded to incoming MPH, MHS, and MS students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The scholarships are awarded through a competitive process and are open to all domestic and international students. All admitted students into the Bloomberg School of Public Health are considered for the award. Students can only be awarded the scholarship as a new student; returning students are not eligible. If you wish, you may mention your desire for the scholarship in your admissions essay. The scholarship covers full tuition for the 11-month MPH program and for one year of a two-year MHS or MS program.full tuition for the 11-month MPH program and for one year of a two-year MHS or MS program.

Learn more about applying to the Bloomberg School of Public Health at: http://bit.ly/gY4lPy.

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UC Berkeley Extension Offers $5,000 Educationusa scholarship to IDP students

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UC Berkeley Extension is offering $5,000 in International Diploma Programs (IDP) scholarships available exclusively to postgraduate international students assisted by EducationUSA offices and advisers. IDP provides short-term, intensive certificates in various business and management disciplines, including marketing, finance, and project management.

Students who apply for a 4-Month IDP are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship; students applying for the new 2-Month IDP in Management and Leadership are eligible for a $500 scholarship. Students must meet regular IDP admission requirements; scholarships will be awarded to those who demonstrate the greatest potential for career advancement. Applications for the summer 2011 term are due April 1, 2011.

Get full scholarship details at: http://bit.ly/dQWfrZ.

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NYU School of Law Hauser Research Scholars Program Now Open

The Hauser Research Scholars Program is open to non-US junior academics from outside of the United States who wish to spend a full academic year at NYU School of Law working on a major piece of legal sch olarship. Preference will be given to candidates who have already secured a position at a university. Candidates must be on "tenure track" at their home university.

The application deadline for participation in the Hauser Research Scholars Program for the 2011-2012 academic year is January 21, 2011.

Learn more about The Hauser Research Scholars Program at: http://bit.ly/dQFYpp.

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Fellowship on ‘Corporations and Citizenship’ at The University of Pennsylvania

Beginning in January 2011, the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) will welcome applications for a one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline whose research is pertinent to the Program’s 2011-2012 theme, "Corporations and Citizenship."  The Program welcomes both empirical and normative scholarship.

The Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism program is an interdisciplinary initiative, funded by the Mellon Foundation, which includes a faculty seminar series and annual conference on themes chosen by the Program’s Faculty Advisory Council; a graduate workshop series; and undergraduate research grants. The DCC Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to participate in the faculty seminar series, teach a Freshman Seminar on a related topic, and attend monthly meetings to discuss the progress of undergraduates receiving research grants. The Fellow also has the opportunity to pursue the Fellow’s research and study and participate generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. Stipend is $53,800, plus health insurance.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (i.e. May 2006 or later). Application deadline: March 18, 2011.

For guidelines and applications, write to:

Office of the Dean

School of Arts and Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

116 College Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6377

For more information on the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, contact DCC Program Chair Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, [email protected].

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II. News You Can Use

clip_image020Order Now! 2011 Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the publication of the 2011 edition of "Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals."

With over 500 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States and an invaluable resource for advisers and international students worldwide. Funding for United States Study features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States.

Listings includes grants, fellowships and scholarships available through: U.S. and foreign governments, colleges and universities, educational associations, research centers, libraries, foundations, corporations and other organizations. In addition, the guide provides informative articles on financial assistance and university funding options, the Fulbright Program, EducationUSA, and more.

The book is now available for purchase ($39.95) at: www.iiebooks.org/prfuforunsts.html.

You may also vist the Funding U.S. Study Website at: www.FundingUSStudy.org.

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SUNY Plattsburgh Named One of the Nation’s Best Values

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 4, 2011) – SUNY Plattsburgh has once again been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as a national leader in offering “an excellent education at an affordable price.”

The college made the “Kiplinger 100: Best Values in Public Colleges” list, placing 64th for in-state students and 63rd for out-of-state students and ranking ahead of schools such as University of Vermont, University of New Hampshire and SUNY Albany. The list appears in the February 2011 issue of the magazine, which hit newsstands today.

According to Kiplinger’s, the college was selected from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities. These were ranked according to academic quality, including admission and retention rates, student-to-faculty ratios and four- and six-year graduation rates, as well as cost and financial aid.

Read More At: http://bit.ly/dTG3QH

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Harvard University Graduate School of Design Launches New Program

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design is launching two new areas within its Master in Design Studies program:

Critical and Strategic Conservation

MDesS candidates in the Critical and Strategic Conservation concentration will pursue advanced studies in the history and theory of architecture, landscape, and urbanism, building and landscape technologies, materials and construction, property rights and justice.

Anticipatory Spatial Practice

The program will provide students with the intellectual skills to develop preemptive, anticipatory practices in the areas of design, analysis, urban and territorial management and development.

Read More At: http://bit.ly/dLjFWD

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Join EdUSA Connects Live: ‘Choosing Colleges & Universities in the United States’

Join EDUSA Connects online for a series of live presentations and chat sessions on ‘Choosing Colleges & Universities in the United States’!

For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, or to view past recordings and chat transcripts, visit: www.educationusa.info/edusa_connects.