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Education USA Weekly updates- No.225 * 11 April 2011

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No. 225 ∙ April 11 2011
I. Scholarships and Fellowships 

UG: Green River Community College Announces International Student Scholarships & Work Grants

– UG: University of Indianapolis Offers International Students $15,000 in Merit Based Scholarships

Grad: Fellowships for Graduate Management Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

II. News you can use

– UNC Charlotte College of Business Will Open State-Of-The-Art Center City Building

State of Georgia Launches ‘Study Georgia’ Consortium

– Cheshire Academy Offers Unique Summer Intensive English Language Program

New Visa Rules, Tuition Increases in UK, Sweden, and Australia Impact Foreign Students

EdUSA Connects Live Webinars: Finance Your Studies

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Green River Community College Announces International Student Scholarships & Work Grants

clip_image004Green River Community College is offering a range of scholarships and work grants to newly enrolled full time international students. Requirements include an International Student Scholarship Application Form for New Students and academic transcripts (in English, a copy is acceptable).

International student scholarship and grant opportunities include the following:

Achievement, Merit, & Leadership Scholarship

o Awards range from $300 – $2000 in the form o f tuition waivers in one or three installments, depending on the terms of the award.

o Deadline: August 15 (Fall); November 15 (Winter); February 15 (Spring); May 15 (Summer)

High School Plus Scholarship

o Awards range from $300 – $2000 in the form of tuition waivers in one or three installments, depending on the terms of the award.

o Deadline: August 15 (Fall); November 15 (Winter); February 15 (Spring); May 15 (Summer)

Leadership Work Grant: International Student Ambassador (ISA) Apprentice

o Students may earn up to $1000 per quarter training in the on-campus leadership program. ISA Apprentice awards are work grants and may be one, two or three quarters in length depending on the terms of the award.

o Deadline: July 10 (Fall); December 4 (Winter); February 26 (Spring)

For more information, please visit: www.greenriver.edu/international

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University of Indianapolis Offers International Students $15,000 in Merit Based Scholarships

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All undergraduate international students who apply to the University of Indianapolis are considered for merit-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 per year – and they are now accepting Undergraduate Applications for 2011 Fall Term!

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is a comprehensive and diverse institution of higher education dedicated to preparing graduates for effective, responsible and articulate membership in today’s global world. Now in its second century, the University continues to grow its reputation internationally for its academic programs and high level of student engagement in learning, leadership, and service. Ranked in the top 25% percent of schools of our type by US News and World Report, the University of Indianapolis is a Tier-1 school in the Midwest.

For more information, please visit: www.uindy.edu

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Fellowships for Graduate Management Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

clip_image016Worcester 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 fellowships will be offered per semester on a rolling deadline.

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

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II. News You Can Use

UNC Charlotte College of Business Will Open State-Of-The-Art Center City Building

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Beginning in the fall of 2011, the MBA program and several other Belk College graduate programs will move to UNC Charlotte’s new state-of-the-art Center City Building located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. The new structure will provide UNC Charlotte with an enduring presence in the city’s business and cultural district, while serving as a brick-and-mortar illustration of the University’s position as the leading institution of higher education in the region.

The MBA program at UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business has ranked in the top tier of part-time programs in the country, according to the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. UNC Charlotte tied for 59th place among 295 programs in the annual ranking, which is compiled from responses by business school deans and MBA directors.

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State of Georgia Launches ‘Study Georgia’ Consortium

Colleges and universities in the State of Georgia are proud to announce the launch of one of the largest and most organized study consortia in the United States. Study Georgia, with over thirty member institutions, recently formed to help bring talented students from around the globe to the diverse educational programs offered by Georgia’s institutions of higher learning.

Please visit the new interactive website where you will find information on:

• ESL Programs

• Two-Year Degree Programs

• Four-Year Degree Programs

• Post-Graduate Degree Programs

• Financial Aid for International Students

• Information on US Culture and the Application Process

For more information, please visit http://www.studygeorgia.us/

Cheshire Academy Offers Unique Summer Intensive English Language Program

The Cheshire Academy offers both intermediate and advanced intensive English language courses from July 2 – 30. What is unique about their program is that ESL students participate in “specials” which are non-graded elective courses in physics, computer programming, robotics, ceramics, international cuisine and music theory. This fully integrates ESL students in academic settings and provides further language acquisition in these academic interests.

Furthermore, students spend 3 hours per day in direct instruction with a teacher-student ratio of 1:4, live with an American roommate, visit local colleges, sample local food, and embark on a special trip to Harvard, MIT, the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall, and the Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise!

The cost for the 4 weeks is $5,295, which includes books and all activities. Students tend to bring about $300 for personal expenses while transportation to and from JFK is provided free of charge.

For more information, please visit www.cheshireacademy.org

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New Visa Rules, Tuition Increases in UK, Sweden, and Australia Impact Foreign Students

‘New Barriers to a Foreign Degree’

The New York Times

By Christopher F. Schuetze

April 3, 2011

PARIS — At the same time that the number of university students who study abroad continues to climb, a few countries have moved to put up barriers to entry.

Three nations — Australia, Britain and Sweden — have made access to their highly attractive higher education systems more difficult for foreigners. Britain and Australia are adjusting visa and immigration policies, while Sweden will, for the first time in modern history, charge tuition for some foreign students.

The most recent action occurred in Britain, where the Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced on March 22 new rules that will cut student visas by up to 80,000 a year, or almost a quarter of the total granted annually in previous years. The rules, which also include a more stringent English-language requirement, will be rolled out this year and should be fully in place by April 2012.

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

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EdUSA Connects Live Webinars: Finance Your Studies

Did you know that U.S. colleges and universities offer millions of dollars in financial aid to international students each year? Join us online to learn more about financing your studies in the United States! Experts from the field will answer your questions and offer invaluable insight on finding and securing financial aid, scholarships, and grants during this live discussion.

Participation is free – don’t miss this unique opportunity! Login as a guest during any of the dates/times listed below at http://bit.ly/fLea1P

Fulbright Scholarship Programs

Tony Claudino, Institute of International Education

April 26, 2011

930am – 1030am (EDT)

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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Clarice Tan, Central Washington University

April 28, 2011

10am-11am (EDT)

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Graduate Financial Aid

Nancy Keteku, EducationUSA

April 12, 2011

8am-9am (EDT)

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Sports Scholarships

Elizabeth Hughes, EducationUSA

April 13, 2011

830pm-930pm (EDT)

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