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Education USA weekly updates – No.226 * 18 April 2011

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No. 226 ∙ April 18 2011
I. Scholarships and Fellowships 

– UG: Merit Scholarships Available to International Students at Central Washington University

– UG: Idaho State University Offers International Students Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

UG & Grad: Saint Louis University Invests $1 Million in Aid for International Students

II. News you can use

– Transfer Students: 8 Things You Need to Know

– St Cloud University Launches New and Improved International Student Website

EdUSA Connects Live Webinars: Finance Your Studies

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Merit clip_image004Scholarships Available to International Students at Central Washington University

All new undergraduate international students enrolling for fall, winter, or spring quarter will automatically be considered for eligibility for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are available while funds last. Students who apply for admission early will have better opportunities for receiving scholarships.

Central Washington University is a comprehensive, four-year public university offering bachelors and masters programs. Several campuses are available for students to choose from –including a residential main campus in Ellensburg and six other university centers located throughout the Washington state.

The main campus offers an outdoor paradise with some of the best fly-fishing, hiking, river rafting, snow-mobiling and skiing in the Pacific North West. Central Washington celebrates cultural diversity, and promotes leadership and academic excellence through classroom experiences and a host of extra-curricular activities. International students receive personalized assistance through a dedicated and friendly international student services staff.

For more information about international student undergraduate admissions, please visit http://bit.ly/eKBMsJ

For more information about international student scholarships, please visit http://bit.ly/epvemv

For inquiries, please contact our International Student Recruiter, Ms. Clarice Tan at [email protected] or 001-509-856-8563.

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Idaho State University Offers International Students Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

clip_image007Idaho State University (ISU) is still awarding non-resident tuition waiver scholarships for 2011-12. Students need to be admitted to an eligible undergraduate program by May 1 and have a 3.0+ GPA.

ISU offers programs in business, engineering, arts, sciences, health professions, and technology.

Contact ISU recruiter Sean Milton at [email protected] for more information or visit http://bit.ly/eEQ31L

clip_image009Saint Louis University Invests $1 Million in Aid for International Students

Saint Louis University has announced that it will provide $1 million in new institutional aid to international students for the 2011-2012 academic year. The University currently educates students from more than 80 different countries and is exploring new educational partnerships in China and India.

"As we continue to recruit students from around the world, it is important that we remember that many of them face the same financial realities as our American students," said University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J. "This investment not only reflects our strong commitment to our international students, but also our rising status as a global institution."

Saint Louis University is enhancing its support of international students in other ways as well. The University recently completed a new Center for Global Citizenship, which brings SLU’s internationally focused academic programs and support services under one roof. The center also features a 1,000-square-foot student lounge, state-of-the-art conference rooms with global teleconferencing capabilities and a classroom dedicated to supporting international teaching.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ebwj0X

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II. News You Can Use

Transfer Students: 8 Things You Need to Know

By Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Posted: November 16, 2010 — US News & World Report

Most of the attention during this admission season is on high school seniors, which means transfer students often get lost in the shuffle. That’s a shame since a sizable number of college students end up transferring every year.

According to special report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, a third of students end up transferring to other colleges or universities. Some of these students are transferring from community colleges, but many are also seeking to move from one four-year school to another.

Read More: http://bit.ly/ePaaoI

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St Cloud University Launches New and Improved International Student Website

St Cloud University has recently updated the Center for International Studies website, making it easy to navigate.  Everything a potential international student needs to know about St. Cloud State University, and how to apply, can now be found at this site.

St. Cloud State University is a comprehensive university with over 200 undergraduate majors, 60 graduate majors and 2 Ed.D programs available. St. Cloud State’s undergraduate and graduate programs hold nearly every available national accreditation. Currently, St. Cloud State is home to more than 1,173 international students from 89 countries.

Visit the new and improved website at: http://bit.ly/h1jyVA

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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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