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Education USA weekly updates – No 220 * 1 March 2011

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No. 220 ∙ March 1 2011

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: Partial Tuition Scholarships Available at Berkeley College

UG & Grad: Scholarships and Assistantships for International Students at Georgia College

– Postdoc: Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellowship to Study Causes & Consequences of Institutional Corruption

II. News you can use

TS College Tours Offers Exclusive Service to International Students

– Chapman University Offers High School Student Workshop in Experimental Economics

– Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline: March 4, 2011

– Babson College Offers High School Summer Programs in Entrepreneurial and Social Ventures

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

clip_image004 Partial Tuition Scholarships Available at Berkeley College

Berkeley College is offering partial tuition scholarships between 10-25% to undergraduate international students. Upon application to Berkeley College, International Student Scholarship Applications are also reviewed for study at the school to pursue a full-time degree program. Selection is based on merit and financial need.

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and TOEFL score of 173 CBT. Students will continue to receive the scholarship throughout their study as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Further information can be found online at: www.berkeleycollege.edu

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Scholarships and Assistantships for International Students at Georgia College

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Georgia College is proud to announce approximately 15 International Student Scholarships for the Fall 2011 semester. Each of these awards is approximate $17,500 – $18,000 yearly at the undergraduate level. Georgia College also offers International Graduate Assistantships which can significantly reduce the cost of tuition while studying in the United States.  The international admission and scholarship application deadline for the Fall 2011 semester is April 1st, 2011.

Further information can be found online at: http://www.gcsu.edu/academics/majorsandminors.htm

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Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellowship to Study Causes & Consequences of Institutional Corruption

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In 2009, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics led by director Lawrence Lessig launched a five-year research project to study the causes and consequences of institutional corruption.  The project is being conducted by the Edmond J. Safra Research Lab. The aim of the Lab is to study institutional corruption with both an empirical and normative focus. The empirical research project will explore whether and when institutional corruption exists. The normative project will develop tools to address institutional corruption when it is found to exist.

Applicants will be judged on the quality of their achievements in their field of specialization or industry, and the probable significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the Lab. Tenured and untenured faculty are invited to participate, so long as their work during the fellowship is primarily directed towards the Lab project. Postdoctoral applications are also eagerly encouraged, as well as proposals from researchers in industry or government seeking sabbatical time to pursue research directly relevant to the project, and others from data-driven fields such as designers, programmers, and statisticians. For postdoctoral researchers, the Lab is particularly interested in applicants who apply to work under the direct supervision of a Harvard-affiliated faculty member during their fellowship year.

The deadline of applications for fellowships and projects beginning September 2011 is February 15, 2011.

For more information please go to http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/lab/opportunities

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II. News You Can Use

TS College Tours Offers Exclusive Service to International Students

TS College Tours offers a unique service in that it is exclusively for international students and are led by highly experienced counselors. They offer evening seminars on various admissions topics during the tours for no additional charge, a chance to have conversations with current international students at many colleges, and a chance for students to experience a wide range of college options.

They are currently offering tours of Canada, the Northeast, and California.    Please do note that if you are interested, the Northeast Tour is filling up fast!  

Learn More: www.tscollegetours.com

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Chapman University Offers High School Student Workshop in Experimental Economics

The Vernon L. Smith High School Workshop in Experimental Economics July 25-20, 2011 and August 1-5, 2011 The workshops are designed to introduce high school students to the study of economics using laboratory methods.

Experimental economics is a particular focus in the Chapman University Economic Science Institute (ESI) and the research encompasses the fields of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, engineering, psychology, neuroscience, computer science and philosophy.

For more information on application procedures, deadlines and program details visit: http://www.chapman.edu/esi/workshops

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Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline: March 4, 2011

Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline Students planning to take the ACT university entrance exam on April 9 for admission into a 4-year college or university in the USA need to register by the March 4 registration deadline. The ACT is one of the entrance exams typically required by U.S. colleges and universities for entry into their undergraduate programs.

To 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.

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Babson College Offers High School Summer Programs In Entrepreneurial and Social Ventures

Babson College is offering three new programs for outstanding high school students starting this summer of 2011: ·        

Babson Idea Generation (BIG) Program

Babson Entrepreneur Development Experience

These two seven-week, residential programs taking place from July 5 to August 19 will give students the opportunity to focus on entrepreneurial or social ventures.  Targeted at high-achieving students entering their junior or senior year, each of these courses is taught by our top-ranked, full-time faculty in a challenging, campus environment. Students can earn four college credits at Babson and beyond and also may opt to take a second, 3-credit class within our curriculum.

Service Learning Experience

Students entering their sophomore year may participate in this one-week, non-residential experience from June 27 to July 1.  This program focused on social outreach does not provide college credit.

This is a great opportunity for your students to differentiate themselves from their peers in college applications and have the opportunity to build their network in meeting with business leaders and industry experts, all while exploring the cities of Boston and Wellesley.

To apply for any of the programs visit: summerstudy.babson.edu.

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