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Education USA weekly updates – No.223 * 28 March 2011

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: Next Step Magazine Announces ‘Win Free Tuition Giveaway’ to Undergraduate Students

– UG: Juniata College Offers International Friendship Awards and Scholarships

– UG & Grad: Financial Aid Available to International Students at University of Richmond

II. News you can use

– SUNY College at Old Westbury Still Open for Admissions and Scholarships

College of Lake County Offers 8 Week Summer Intensive English Course

– Alert: Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters

EducationUSA Calls International Students to a Photo Challenge!

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Next Step Magazine Announces ‘Win Free Tuition Giveaway’ to Undergraduate Students

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Next Step Magazine is pleased to announce our Win Free Tuition giveaway, a scholarship contest where students can win a year of free tuition at the college of their choice. 

The maximum award amount is $20,000 to be paid towards tuition and the deadline for registration is June 20, 2011.

To register for your chance to win, visit http://www.nextstepu.com/registration1.aspx

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Juniata College Offers International Friendship Awards and Scholarships

clip_image010All full-time, degree-seeking international students at Juniata will receive a $2,000 per year International Friendship Award.

Most international students are also eligible for partial merit-based scholarships (scholarships for students with a record of high academic achievement) and need-based grants (grants based on the financial need of student). Currently, these scholarships range in amount from $2,000 to $10,000.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/e9EJ7U

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clip_image012 Financial Aid Available to International Students at University of Richmond

Each year a limited number of need-based financial aid grants are offered to international students (non-U.S. citizens) in the incoming class. Grant recipients will generally continue to receive aid in the following years. International students who do not receive financial aid their first year will generally not be assisted in following years, unless funds permit. The average award this year was $34,460.

In addition, international students can be considered for all merit scholarships, except the Army ROTC scholarship program and National Merit Scholarships.

For more information, please visit http://financialaid.richmond.edu/prospective/international.html

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II. News You Can Use

SUNY College at Old Westbury Still Open for Admissions and Scholarships

Although it is getting late, SUNY College at Old Westbury is still open for undergrad and graduate admissions. Also, they still have space in their International Freshman Scholarship Program, which is a free dorm room if you plan on living on campus at Old Westbury.  To be considered for this scholarship, international students need to have taken the SAT exams.

For more information, please contact John Champoli at [email protected] or visit www.oldwestbury.edu.

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College of Lake County Offers 8 Week Summer Intensive English Course

The College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois is pleased to announce its new 8 Week Summer Intensive English course from June 6 – July 29, 2011. Highlights of this program include:

– Monday through Thursday Classes

– State-of-the-art language lab

– Writing center with one-on-one tutoring

– Small classroom environment

– Personalized attention

– Includes all on-campus student activities

– Learn these skills – Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Grammar

o Do you already have some of these skills? The summer institute is perfect for you!!

Cost for tuition and fees only is $1,956

Students must show financial proof of $4,500 to cover the total cost of the program including tuition and fees, housing, transportation, food, personal supplies, books, and medical insurance.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2011

For more information, please contact Tammy Mireles, [email protected] or [email protected]

Website: www.clcillinois.edu/international

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Alert: Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters

The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants.

The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. All applicants should be familiar with information about DV scams provided by the Federal Trade Commission. Also review the procedures for the DV program provided below, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.

Read More: http://1.usa.gov/dUjqBl

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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