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Education USA weekly updates – No. 235 * 27 June 2011

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I. Financial Aid

UG: Hartwick College Offers EducationUSA Competitive Scholarship

Issue #235 June 27th, 2011

UG: Eckerd College Provides International Student Grants and Work-Earned Monies UG/Grad: International Student Awards Available at University of Central Missouri UG/Grad/Postgrad: University of Oregon Offers Wide Variety of International Student Scholarships

II. Campus News

• University of Baltimore Introduces M.S. in Global Leadership

• Campbellsville University in Louisville Offers ESL Institute

• Study Oregon Website Includes Interactive E-Brochure

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HARTWICK COLLEGE OFFERS EDUCATIONUSA COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIP

Hartwick College, a small private liberal arts school located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in New York State, offers a variety of merit based scholarships for International Students. The awards range from $5,000 to $24,000 per year for up to four years of study. No additional forms need to be filled out – just an application.

In addition, Hartwick Colleges offers a special scholarship named “The EducationUSA Competitive Scholarship," which is valued at $24,000 per year. There is a nomination process through your local EducationUSA center.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/j5hxZq

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ECKERD COLLEGE PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GRANTS AND WORK-EARNED MONIES

Eckerd College, a small, liberal arts and sciences college in St.

Petersburg, Florida, automatically considers international applicants for an International Student Grant of up to $11,000, and up to $2,000 in work-earned monies based on the documents and test scores you submit with your admission application.

In addition to this grant, Eckerd College awards a limited number of International Scholars Awards of up to $5,000 to qualified admitted students who show academic promise and the potential to be a leader in the 21st century. This scholarship program is open to admitted students who do not hold US citizenship.

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

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AWARDS AVAILABLE AT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI

University of Central Missouri, located in the town of Warrensburg, offers a variety of scholarships for international students at both the

undergraduate and the graduate level. Scholarship applications must be received one month prior to the start of the semester you intend to enroll.

Scholarship opportunities include the International Excellence Award ($3000) for first-year undergraduate students and the Graduate International Award ($1000) for entering students at the graduate level.

The University of Central Missouri is home to nearly 600 international students and scholars from over 50 countries. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services provides a comprehensive orientation for international students and scholars along with on-going updates throughout each semester. Services also include assistance for international students, scholars, and their families with matters such as immigration status, housing, employment, medical care, health insurance, and personal concerns.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/jh5sgH

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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON OFFERS WIDE VARIETY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Oregon provides various scholarships for its international student population. For example, the International Cultural Services Program (ICSP) consists of 30-40 renewable scholarships that apply to tuition only and range from $6,000 to $20,000 per year.

The ICSP scholarship has a cultural service component that requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and faculty, staff, and fellow

students at the University of Oregon. These scholarships are based on financial need, academic merit, and the ability to make presentations to diverse groups of people. ISIP is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Additional scholarships and fellowships for international students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit include the International Dean’s Excellence Award (IDEA) for New International Students, the Pressman Family Scholarship, and the Jim and Jean Tattersall International Student Scholarship.

All scholarships mentioned are available for the 2012-13 school year and require a completed application by February 15, 2012.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/j892mB

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UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE INTRODUCES M.S. IN GLOBAL

LEADERSHIP

The 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.

The educational objectives of the 30-credit program are to develop the business skills needed to successfully lead an organization in a global environment; to develop the ability to operate effectively in diverse socioeconomic, political and cultural global environments; and to provide socially responsible leadership in the multicultural, global arena. Applications from qualified international students are welcome.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/m8YbNI

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CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY IN LOUISVILLE OFFERS ESL INSTITUTE

The English as a Second Language Institute at the Louisville campus of Campbellsville University prepares non-native speakers of English for full- time study at the university. All ESLI students take intensive courses in

grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. Students are tested for English proficiency and placed into the level of study that matches their needs.

ESLI students benefit from small classes, qualified and dedicated faculty, one-on-one tutoring, academic advising, and cultural excursions to nearby cities and tourist attractions. Students who successfully complete advanced-level studies of the ESLI are able to enroll at Campbellsville University for the regular university program.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/jEUvD7

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STUDY OREGON WEBSITE INCLUDES INTERACTIVE E- BROCHURE

Study Oregon is a group of educational and training organizations whose purpose is to connect international students and professionals with quality education and training in the state of Oregon. The members include

community colleges, public and private colleges and universities, English language schools, art institutions and a college of naturopathic medicine.

In addition to scholarship information for Oregon colleges and universities, the website offers an interactive e-brochure that includes an overview of the state of Oregon, search features to find out which schools offer which majors, pop-ups with student profiles, photo galleries, videos and more. Note that Flashplayer and hi-speed internet is required for full functionality; however, if you prefer to have a dvd version mailed to you, please contact [email protected]

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/lw0wlO

Contact an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university. EducationUSA.state.gov (Note: students must apply for financial aid directly with the institution listed)

An archive of these and other past financial aid and news announcements is available at EducationUSA.info/financial-aid

EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.