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Education USA weekly updates – No. 218 * 14 February 2011

 No. 218 ∙ February 14 2011

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: International Student Scholarships Available at North Central Missouri College

– Grad: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Offers Grants-In-Aid Program

– Grad: Fellowships for Graduate Management Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Be Eligible to Win: $2,500 Scholarship at CollegeWeekLive International Day on Feb 23rd

II. News you can use

New Opportunities for English Language Study at Northern Virginia Community College

Join the EducationUSA International Student Photo Challenge!

Join EdUSA Connects Live: Researching Choices and Tests


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

International Student Scholarships Available at North Central Missouri College


North Central Missouri College (NCMC) is seeking international students who would like to study in the United States in a safe and rural environment. A community college with an enrollment of 1554 students, North Central Missouri College offers associate’s in arts university transfer degrees, as well as associate’s in science degrees.

Students accepted to NCMC may be eligible for an International Student Scholarship to help pay for tuition or housing. The award will cover both years of study and is, on average, $750. The deadline for application is July 1, 2011.

Further information can be found online at:


American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Offers Grants-In-Aid Program


The purpose of the AAPG Foundation’s Grants-in-Aid program is tofoster research in the geosciences. Grants are made to providefinancial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled inMasters or Ph.D. programs) whose thesis research has application to thesearch for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources,and/or to related environmental geology issues.

Grants are based on merit, and in part, on the financial needs of the applicant. Factors weighed in selecting successful applicants include:

– The qualifications of an applicant as indicated by past performance

– Originality and imagination of the proposed project

– Support of the department in which the work is being done

– Perceived significance of the project to petroleum, energy minerals andrelated environmental geology

Grants range from $500 to$2,000 and are to be applied to expenses directly related to thestudent’s thesis work, such as field work, laboratory analyses, etc.

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Fellowships for Graduate Management Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

clip_image012Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), one of the nation’s premier technological universities, delivers innovative management programs integrating business and technology. Graduate Management Programs at WPI merge conceptual theory with real-world practice. Hands-on, active learning creates graduates who stand apart because of their ability to apply the fundamentals of technology and management to solving challenging, real-world problems. Every aspect of WPI’s Graduate Management Programs recognizes the importance of this intersection of business and technology.

WPI offers fellowships to full-time graduate students who must also work 15 hours per week with management faculty and remain in good acadmic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA). The average award amount is $4,800 and will be available for the leanght of the program. A total of 30 fellowshipo will be offered per semester on a rolling deadline.

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Be Eligible to Win: $2,500 Scholarship at CollegeWeekLive International Day on Feb 23rd

clip_image014In partnership with EducationUSA, this virtual college fair online environment will give prospective students the opportunity to see and hear from admissions representatives and students from over 200 U.S. colleges and universities. Participation is free to all students.

Any non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident that registers and participate in this event is automatically put into a drawing for a $2,500 scholarship from CollegeWeekLive! 

During the first event in December over 6500 students from 182 countries around the world interacted with institutions in their search for the right school to meet their needs.

International Day is February 23rd, 2011 from 7am – 7pm (EST).

Register online now at:


II. News You Can Use

new opportunities for English language study at Northern Virginia Community CollegE


Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) are offering the following English programs during the U.S. summer period:

English for Academic and Professional Success

English Plus:  Educational Leadership and Management

English Plus:  American Culture

Intensive English  (offered in three different length programs)

The courses are specifically designed for a variety of types of students, and several sessions are deliberately scheduled around the month of July in order to make them available to international audiences, coinciding with school breaks and vacations.  Apart from the Intensive English courses, which focus solely on developing English skills as quickly as possible, the courses intend to join together Intensive English training and a theme or subject focus (hence, English Plus) which would be especially useful to international audiences. 

For more information, please visit:


Join the EducationUSA International Student Photo Challenge!


We are pleased to announce the EducationUSA Photography Challenge to international students from around the globe – now open to international students currently studying in the United States!  Every student has a different story – their journey to the U.S., adjusting to campus life, interacting in the classroom, and so on.  EducationUSA would like to share these stories with your peers and let the world know how far you have come! 

If selected by our panel, your photos could become a key part of our EducationUSA publications and official website.   Photos will be selected at different times throughout the year, and you can add photos whenever you like.  Share your college experience through pictures while encouraging other students like you to study in the United States!

For instructions & more details visit:


clip_image020Edusa Connects Live: Researching Choices and Tests

Did you know that there are more than 4,900 colleges & universities in the United States offering various entry requirements and a diverse range of programs to choose from?  Join our experts from the U.S. higher education community who will answer your questions and offer invaluable insight on researching your choices and taking admissions tests!

Participation is free – don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Engineering Programs

Wednesday, February 16

7am-8am (EST)

MBA Programs

Tuesday, February 22

9am-10am (EST)


11am-12pm (EST)

English Proficiency


February 23, 2011: 11am – 12pm (EST)

February 24, 2011: 7pm – 8pm (EST)

Community College Options

Friday, February 25

8am-9am (EST)

Medical Programs

Tuesday, March 1

8am-9am (EST)

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