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Education USA weekly updates – No.222 * 21 March 2011

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No. 222 ∙ March 21 2011
 

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: Foreign Affairs Journal Essay Contest Offers $1000 to Undergraduate Students

– UG: International Student Scholarships Available at Leeward Community College – University of Hawaii

– UG/Grad/PhD:  Tuition Savings for International Students at Walden University

– Grad: Thomas College Offers $5000 Scholarship to International Accelerated MBA Students

II. News you can use

Law School Admissions Council to Offer Centralized LLM Services in April

– More Foreign-Born Scholars Lead U.S. Universities

EducationUSA Calls International Students to a Photo Challenge!

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Foreign Affairs Journal Essay Contest Offers $1000 to Undergraduate Students

Foreign Affairs publishes articles by today’s leaders and thinkers that tackle the most pressing issues in international relations. We want to give tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world. In the second annual Foreign Affairs Essay Contest, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff will select one undergraduate’s essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site.

The winner will also receive a prize of $1,000, and five honorable mentions will receive a free year-long subscription to Foreign Affairs.  Students outside the U.S. are also eligible to submit an essay.  Entries must be submitted by July 1, 2011.

For more information, interested students can visit http://fam.ag/gd8IpY.

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International Student Scholarships Available at Leeward Community College – University of

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Leeward Community College – University of Hawaii offers scholarships to international students after completion of one semester of study in the undergraduate degree program.  The scholarships are $500 per semester and can be awarded for a total of four semesters.  Students are eligible to apply with a 3.0 G.P.A.  In addition, Leeward Community College also offers Departmental Scholarships which international students are eligible to apply for. 

These scholarships require students to provide 50 hours of service to a Division office on campus and the student receives a $500 scholarship per semester.  Students can be awarded both scholarships concurrently.   

For more information contact Bradley Moon at [email protected]

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Tuition Savings for International Students at Walden University

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Walden University is pleased to extend a 20 percent tuition savings to international students who are referred by an EducationUSA Adviser. This offer is open to all international students who enroll in a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program through the end of 2011. Walden offers more than 45 degree programs with more than 195 specializations and concentrations in areas such as health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering.

For more information about Walden University, please visit www.WaldenU.edu/EducationUSA. One tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition and fees.

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Thomas College Offers $5000 Scholarship to International Accelerated MBA Students

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Thomas College is excited to announce a new scholarship for international accelerated MBA students!   All applicants of the 10-month accelerated MBA program will automatically be considered for the Thomas College Longfellow Scholarship. 

Recipients will be chosen based upon their potential for success in the accelerated program as well as their undergraduate academic achievement.  In addition to the great financial benefits of completing a MBA in just under one year, scholarship recipients will receive $5,000 to help fund their postgraduate education – a unique value! 

The application deadline of April 1st is fast approaching, so visit www.thomas.edu/international today for more information on this unique opportunity!

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II. News You Can Use

Law School Admissions Council to Offer Centralized LLM Services in April

An online database of LLM programs in the United States—searchable alphabetically, geographically, and by area of interest—is one of a unique array of services soon to be available online at the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website— www.LSAC.org. The new LLM Credential Assembly Service (LLM CAS) will launch April 17 and will offer a convenient and efficient way for prospective LLM students to learn about available programs and to apply to multiple programs at participating law schools.

Applicants who have earned their JD from a US law school can use the document assembly service to simplify the application process. Applicants obtain official institution documents and letters of recommendation just once for submission to LSAC and forwarding to participating schools. Applicants who earned their first degree in law outside the US can use this service along with the international transcript authentication and evaluation service through their LSAC account.

All LLM CAS users can access complete program descriptions and electronic applications for LLM programs, and are eligible to participate in the Candidate Referral Service, a recruiting tool used by many law schools to match applicant interests to their programs. There is a charge for use of the document assembly service and the international transcript authentication and evaluation service; there is no charge for using the searches or for the Candidate Referral Service. Additional details and fee information will be available starting in April at www.LSAC.org under Future LLM Students.

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More Foreign-Born Scholars Lead U.S. Universities

New York Times

March 9, 2011

By Lisa W. Foderaro

The Association of American Universities, which represents most of the large research campuses in the United States and Canada, said that 11 of its 61 American member institutions have foreign-born chiefs, up from 6 five years ago. In the past two months, three colleges in the New York region have appointed presidents born abroad: Cooper Union tapped a scholar originally from India; Seton Hall University, a candidate from the Philippines; and Stevens Institute of Technology, a native of Iran.

The globalization of the college presidency, higher-education experts say, is a natural outgrowth of the steady increase of international students and professors on American campuses over the past four decades. And it will most likely lead to more relationships and exchanges abroad, they say, while giving students a stronger sense that they are world citizens — a widely advertised goal in academia.

Read More: http://nyti.ms/ghXs6Q

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