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Education USA Weekly updates – No.230 * 16 May 2011

No. 230 ∙ May 16, 2011
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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

– UG: Up to $14,000 in Scholarships for International Students at The College of Saint Rose

– UG: International Baccalaureate Scholarship Valued at $15,000 at Winthrop University

– UG & Grad: Utah State University Offers Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship

– UG & Grad: Scholarships and Assistantships Available at the University of New Haven – Connecticut

– Postdoc: The Phillips Collection Fellowship Available at The George Washington University

II. News you can use

Breaking News: List of STEM Degrees Eligible for Optional Practical Training Has Been Expanded

– New English Language Courses Available at Fox Valley Technical College

– Apps Help Students Study for the SAT and ACT

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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

Up to $14,000 in Scholarships for International Students at The College of Saint Rose

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In keeping in differing academic calendars worldwide, The College of Saint Rose is offering an extended application and scholarship deadline for undergraduate applicants. Students who submit a Saint Rose application for admission by June 1st will receive full consideration for academic scholarships ranging up to $14,000 for each of four years of attendance at Saint Rose.

Application requirements include:

· Completion of the online application

· One Letter of Recommendation

· Official high school transcripts or equivalent (please consult the school for country specific requirements)

· Official SAT Math and Critical Reading scores

To learn more about scholarship criteria, please visit: http://bit.ly/m4B3Hy. clip_image005

International Baccalaureate Scholarship Valued at $15,000 at Winthrop University

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Winthrop University is committed to increasing diversity on campus. For this reason, we recently introduced the International Baccalaureate scholarship. This scholarship is guaranteed as long as the GPA requirement is met! Winthrop University works with rolling admissions and is therefore still accepting applications for the fall 2011 semester!

The International Baccalaureate scholarship is awarded to all international freshman applicants who:

· Complete the IB Program (Diploma or Certificates) through the senior year of high school

· Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on their higher level courses

The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per academic year and is renewable every semester for up to four years as long as a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

For further details on all of our international student scholarships please visit http://bit.ly/jagQfV or contact Fred Schlingemann by email: [email protected] or phone: 00-1-803-323-3395.

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Utah State University Offers Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship

clip_image015Did one of your parents earn a degree from USU? If so, you can now attend Utah State and the nonresident portion of tuition will be waived!

Follow your parents’ footsteps and become an Aggie. We’d love to have you here! To qualify for the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship, a future Aggie must:

· Be admitted

· Have at least one parent who earned an associate degree or higher from Utah State University (application required)

· Enroll at USU as a first-time student

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

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Scholarships and Assistantships Available at the University of New Haven – Connecticut

clip_image020For many years, men and women from countries other than the United States have come to UNH to study and prepare for careers in fields relevant to the needs of their homelands and/or the international community. These students have added an important dimension to the cultural and academic mix on our campus. We, in turn, have worked hard to offer them a quality education, an easy-to-reach location, and a hospitable environment in which to learn and grow.

The University of New Haven offers generous scholarships for academically qualified international undergraduates, partial-merit scholarships for graduate engineering students, and research or assistantships for other graduate international students.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/ltBGhu (undergraduates) or http://bit.ly/lZGY5F (graduates).

clip_image005[2]The Phillips Collection Fellowship Available at The George Washington University

The Phillips Collection, in partnership with The George Washington University (GWU), offers a Post-Doctoral Fellowship available to support research and teaching on topics in American, European, or non-western art, including photography, from 1780 to the present. The fellow is expected to be in residence in Washington, DC, at The Phillips Collection during the fall and spring semesters throughout the term of the fellowship – July 2012 through June 2013. The Fellow will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course at the Phillips’ Center for the Study of Modern Art or at GWU’s Foggy Bottom Campus, present at least one public lecture at the Phillips, and participate in other programs and discussions with scholars, critics, museum staff, and students at the museum and the university during the fellowship.

The appointment carries a departmental affiliation with GWU’s Department of Fine Arts and Art History and with The Phillips Collection. The Fellowship will carry a stipend. A generous benefits package is available. In addition, the fellowship will provide various university/museum privileges, including access to facilities, libraries of institutions, equipment, support staff, curators, and faculty.

The Fellowship is open to untenured scholars who have received their Ph.D.s within the past five years. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects focus on subjects related to the museum’s areas of collecting and reinterpret the topic via innovative methodological approaches or alternative perspectives that may cross national boundaries and art historical time periods. Deadline for receipt of application is January 15, 2012 please contact the Program Coordinator for application requirements and further details:

Program Coordinator

Center for the Study of Modern Art

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +1 (202) 387-2151 (x286)

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II. News You Can Use

List of STEM Degrees Eligible for Optional Practical Training Has Been Expanded

ICE announces expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math degree programs

Qualifies eligible graduates to extend their post-graduate training

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

May 12, 2011 – Washington, DC

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension-an important step forward in the Obama administration’s continued commitment to fixing our broken immigration system and expanding access to the nation’s pool of talented high skilled graduates in the science and technology fields.

By expanding the list of STEM degrees to include such fields as Neuroscience, Medical Informatics, Pharmaceutics and Drug Design, Mathematics and Computer Science, the Obama administration is helping to address shortages in certain high tech sectors of talented scientists and technology experts-permitting highly skilled foreign graduates who wish to work in their field of study upon graduation and extend their post-graduate training in the United States.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/iTL5l4

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New English Language Courses Available at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College has added additional course offerings for their expanding English Language Institute! Come and learn English and enjoy their safe and friendly community in Appleton, Wisconsin.clip_image023

Courses available to international students and features of the program now include:

  • Beginner, intermediate, advanced English levels
  • 16 week sessions
  • Mid-August and early January start dates
  • Pronunciation, grammar, speaking, writing, and reading
  • Academic classroom environment
  • TOEFL test not required to enter FVTC programs
  • TOEFL/TOIEC Preparation classes available
  • Earn an English Competency Certificate

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

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clip_image025Apps Help Students Study for the SAT and ACT

The New York Times

May 11, 2011

Teenagers have a hard time paying attention to anything that’s not flashed across a smartphone screen. Yet somehow, parents still expect results when they plop an SAT study book in front of their children. Apps that help teenagers study for the SAT (or, for those not living on either coast, the ACT) are improving, as traditional test-prep businesses like Princeton Review and Kaplan refine their mobile software to compete with start-ups.

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