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Education USA weekly updates- No 229 * 9 May 2011

No. 229 ∙ May 9, 2011

I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: Tuition Waivers Available at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

– UG: International Student Scholarships up to $8000 at Old Dominion University

– UG & Grad: The University of New Mexico Offers International Student Amigo Scholarship

II. News you can use

– The University of Baltimore Launches New M.S. in Global Leadership Degree

– 281 Last-Minute Colleges with Vacancies

– Inc. Magazine Features Willamette MBA Course as One of the Best in the Country


I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Tuition Waivers Available at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

clip_image004Oklahoma State University (OSU) Institute of Technology is offering tuition waivers for international students. This is a discount of up to 50% of non-resident tuition! Eligibility is based on course grades for previous academic work. This non-competitive award is given to all qualifying applicants.

OSU Institute of Technology prepares students for careers in technology and industry. The world’s top companies help plan OSU coursework, donate equipment for labs, offer paid internships, and hire OSU graduates. Students can earn a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Information Technologies, and other programs listed at

OSU Institute of Technology will continue to accept applications during the months of May and June for students planning to enroll in Fall 2011. To expedite the application process, students may submit their application electronically or by fax. To request an application, send an email to [email protected] and allow OSU Institute of Technology to help you begin your journey to the USA!


International Student Scholarships up to $8000 at Old Dominion University

clip_image007At Old Dominion University, studies are designed to help you bring your talents, your ideas and your goals to life. You gain knowledge and experience in classrooms and facilities with the latest teaching technologies, and through internships with global industries. Learning at ODU doesn’t end in the classroom — the faculty engages the modern mind with real-world puzzles and cutting-edge solutions.

Over half of the students attending ODU get financial help from one source or another, and international student scholarships are one such source. Competitive and merit based, they cover partial tuition ranging between $4,000 and $8,000 per year. In order to qualify, international students must:

  • Be a newly admitted (never previously enrolled) undergraduate international student
  • Hold a non-immigrant visa and subject to out-of-state tuition rates
  • Pursuing an initial Bachelor’s degree
  • Hold a minimum "B+" equivalent high school GPA (SAT not required, but recommended)

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The University of New Mexico Offers International Student Amigo Scholarship

If you’ve worked hard, you’ll be glad to know the University of New Mexico is paying attention — and paying thousands of dollars each year in international scholarships.


The Amigo Scholarship for International Students entitles outstanding international students to a waiver of non-resident tuition and a cash award of $250 per semester provided a student meets renewal requirements. In general, eligible students are those who:

  • Are admitted to UNM by the deadline
  • Have degree-seeking status
  • Will be enrolled full-time;
  • Do not have other institutional awards
  • Are on non-immigrant visa status (F1 or J1 status and not permanent resident)
  • Have not previously or currently been attending UNM
  • Must have a current and complete degree application on file with International Admissions

With more than 200 top-quality academic degree programs, there’s no career, no future — no life — you can’t reach when you begin at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. A leading research university, with renowned faculty and exceptional facilities for learning and exploring, UNM is also one of the best educational values in the country.

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II. News You Can Use

The University of Baltimore Launches New M.S. in Global Leadership Degree

clip_image012The University of Baltimore, a public institution within the University System of Maryland, has announced the launch of a new M.S. in Global Leadership degree. Fully accredited by AACSB International, the program is designed to prepare participants for global leadership positions in international businesses, multilateral agencies, and non-profit organizations and will hone the special competencies required for success in multicultural organizations at home and abroad.

The educational objectives of the 30-credit program are to develop the business skills needed to successfully lead an organization in a global environment, develop the ability to operate effectively in diverse socioeconomic, political and cultural global environments, provide socially responsible leadership in the multicultural, global arena and be able to build and sustain mutually rewarding relationships with key global partners Potential participants who would benefit from this program include high performing managers fast-tracked for global leadership responsibilities, managers of foreign companies charged with cross-border business coordination and outsourcing services, functional experts and cross-functional team leaders challenged to perform in multicultural settings and public sector managers groomed for global leadership positions. The University of Baltimore’s urban campus is less than one hour by commuter train from Washington, D.C.

Applications from qualified international students are welcome. Tuition and fees are $8,880 for nine credits per semester. For more information, please visit or contact [email protected]. clip_image005[1]

281 Last-Minute Colleges With Vacancies


By Lynn O’Shaughnessy

May 4, 2011

Did you get shut out of all of your dream colleges this spring?

Believe it or not, there is still time to apply to colleges. While the deadline for many schools has long since passed, plenty of colleges and universities have extended their deadlines. Beginning today, you can find the names of these schools on the website of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The list, which is officially called the Space Availability Survey, contains 281 colleges and universities with vacancies from all parts of the United States.

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Inc. magazine features Willamette MBA course as one of the best in the country

The Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management’s venture investing course has been named one of the 10 best entrepreneurship courses in the country by Inc. magazine.


The MBA course, taught by Rob Wiltbank, associate professor of strategic management, places students in real-world angel investing groups to hear business pitches from entrepreneurs. Back in the classroom, the students share the best opportunities and use specific criteria to determine which new companies are worth an investment. They invest using real money from the Willamette Angel Fund, which was created through donations from alumni and other supporters.

“The unique program — the only one of its kind among the region’s business graduate schools — gives students insight into entrepreneurship from both sides of the table” Wiltbank says. (Read more about it in a recent feature article on the Willamette University website.)

Inc. magazine’s feature showcases "innovative classes that emphasize experience over study," courses that throw out the past assertion that "you can’t teach entrepreneurship." The article says these classes are "distinguished by their excellence (most have won awards or been adopted by other schools), their innovation and their ambition."

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