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Education USA weekly updates – No. 219 * 21 February 2011

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                                                                                               No. 219 ∙ February 21 2011

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: International Student Fellowship Program at Darton College

– UG: Special Tuition Rate for Outstanding International Students at Eastern Illinois University

– Grad: Full Scholarships Available at American University College of Law

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

II. News you can use

Lynn University Receives High Praise for its New Core Curriculum

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Offers Dual MS AEDE/MBA Program

Take the EducationUSA Communications Survey!

EducationUSA Calls International Students to a Photo Challenge!

EdUSA Connects Live: Researching Choices and Tests

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

clip_image006International Student Fellowship Program at Darton College

Each year, Darton College offers a limited number of fellowships to highly qualified international students. The Darton College International Student Fellowship Program waives the out-of-state cost of tuition for eligible students.

Students who receive this fellowship will pay the in-state tuition, which is approximately $2,412 (for the fall and spring semesters only). This will be a savings of approximately $7,200 per year (including summer semester).

Further information can be found online at: http://bit.ly/hf87sJ

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Special Tuition Rate for Outstanding International Students at Eastern Illinois University

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Starting Fall 2010, EIU began recognizing academically outstanding new undergraduates with a special tuition rate! New first-time undergraduates earning a minimum 3.5 (out of 4.0) cumulative grade point average will receive a rate of tuition which is equal to the current in-state tuition rate.

Admitted students meeting the criteria will see the reduced rate reflected on their student account.  There is no additional documentation required.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/eanBcQ

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clip_image017Full Scholarships Available at American University College of Law

The International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at the Washington College of Law, American Univeristy is now accepting applications for Fall 2011. The deadline to apply for the LLM is May 1, 2011.

The ILSP offers five full scholarships (tuition and fees) and additional partial aid is also available, including special scholarships for Fulbright grantees. The American University the LLM program in International Legal Studies is ranked among the top ten international law LLM programs in the United States and is currently the only program in the United States to offer a dual LLM/MBA degree.

For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/faTfa6

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

clip_image020In 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: http://bit.ly/hjr9Yv

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II. News You Can Use

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Lynn University Receives High Praise for its New Core Curriculum

One of higher education’s major national trade publications, Inside Higher Ed, held Lynn’s new core curriculum – The Dialogues of Learning – up as shining example of how colleges and universities can increase the rigor of their academic offerings and improve the comprehensive education of their students.

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The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Offers Dual MS AEDE/MBA Program

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In alignment with an ever increasing global economy, where understanding of enterprise sustainability, microfinance, international trade, agribusiness and consumption economics is vital, the Fisher College of Business recently created the Dual Master in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics and Business Administration.

The combined MBA and MS AEDE Program will help students gain the skills necessary to strategically manage the social, environmental, and development needs of companies and the countries in which they operate. Applicants to the MS AED Econ/MBA Program must complete the application requirements of the Fisher College of Business and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences separately, applying independently to each school. In order to enter the combined MS AED Econ/MBA program, students should indicate to both program offices their intent to study in the dual degree program.

For further information on the program, contact Alison Merzel, MBA Admissions Director, Fisher College of Business at [email protected].

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Take the EducationUSA Communications Survey!

EducationUSA needs your feedback in order to better enchance its advising services and the way it communicates to international students around the globe!

The survey is only 7 questions and should only take a few minutes to complete.

Take the Survey at: http://svy.mk/f6StWz

EducationUSA Calls International Students to a Photo Challenge!

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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: http://bit.ly/e73jQS

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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!

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For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/hn5t5o