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Education USA weekly updates – No. 239 * 25 July 2011

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I. Financial Aid

Issue #239 July 25th, 2011

UG: Eastern Washington University Provides International Student and Ambassador Scholarships

UG/Grad: Funding Available for Spring 2012 at Georgia College Postgrad/Postdoc: Epilepsy Foundation Provides Grants for Research Postdoc: Princeton Society of Fellows Offers Three-Year Fellowships

II. Campus News

• New Video: University of San Francisco Masters of Intl & Development Economics

• Masters of Education in the Health Professions Now Available at Johns Hopkins

• International Students Get Involved at Anderson University

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EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Eastern Washington University, located in the town of Cheney, provides a range of scholarship opportunities for undergraduates on campus. The New International Student Scholarship is an award ranging from $1,500 to $4,500 that

is given to freshman and transfer students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. EWU offers 10 ISS awards annually.

International students can also apply for the International Ambassador Scholarship, an award worth approximately $5,600. In addition to having a GPA of at least 3.2, student need to show an interest and potential for helping to internationalize EWU campus and community. Recepients of the Ambassador Scholarship must complete 20 hours of pre-approved community service or volunteer involvement.

All scholarships are reviewed on an annual basis and require full-time enrollment in the university.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/n85Yxm

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2012 AT GEORGIA COLLEGE

Georgia College is happy to announce that approximately 10 renewable

International Student Scholarships (ISS) will be awarded for the Spring

2012 term. The ISS is a tuition waiver that covers either the full cost or half the cost of out-of-state tuition. Students receive these scholarships on the basis of demonstrated academic ability, evidence of extra-curricular involvement and financial need. Applications and all information for undergraduate funding can be found at the main international website.

Prospective graduate students can apply for similar funding called the International Graduate Assistantship, which can reduce annual costs by approximately $14,000. Applications for graduate financial assistance are included in the applications for admission.

Georgia College is a public liberal arts institution located in Milledgeville. The student body includes more than 100 international students from more than 50 countries.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/q4menC

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EPILEPSY FOUNDATION PROVIDES GRANTS FOR RESEARCH The Epilepsy Foundation supports a series of grants to advance the

understanding of epilepsy, leading to better treatment, to more effective prevention, and ultimately to a cure. The grants fund a wide range of researchers, including students, junior level and senior level investigators.

The Predoctoral Research Training Fellowship supports full-time doctoral students with their dissertation research related to epilepsy, thus strengthening their interest in establishing epilepsy research as a career direction. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship develops academic physicians and scientists committed to research in the field.

Research conducted through these grants must take place in the United States. Proposals for the fall cycle are due by August 31, 2011, unless otherwise noted in the specific program description. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/omf8Qj

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PRINCETON SOCIETY OF FELLOWS OFFERS THREE-YEAR FELLOWSHIPS

The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2012-2015 Fellowship competition. Four three-year

Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year (two in the Humanities and Social Sciences, one in East Asian Studies, and one in Humanistic Studies).

The stipend for academic year 2012-13 will be approximately $76,000. Fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 per year, and access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Applicants must have completed the PhD degree between Jan. 1, 2010 and Sept 30, 2011, or ABD applicants must have fulfilled all conditions for degree by June 15, 2012. Complete applications and all supplementary materials must be postmarked by September 30, 2011.

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

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NEW VIDEO: UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO MASTERS OF INTL

& DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master’s degree in International and Development Economics (IDEC) that integrates rigorous training in quantitative economics with overseas field study in a developing

country. The IDEC program equips students to work as development researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in a range of organizations, including international agencies, international businesses, non-governmental organizations). Many graduates also pursue further studies in international and development economics in a Ph.D. program.

Watch the new video (http://vimeo.com/9255251) to meet the director of the program and to hear student perspectives. Please contact Associate Director Barbara Pena at [email protected] with any questions.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/oY1ou2

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MASTERS OF EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT JOHNS HOPKINS

To meet the increasing demand for skilled instructors from schools and training programs, Johns Hopkins University is launching its new Master

of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) program this fall. This new program represents a unique collaboration of five Johns Hopkins schools (business, education, medicine, nursing and public health) and will prepare health professionals for teaching roles through evidenced-based scholarship and practice emphasizing problem-solving, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The MEHP program seeks educators and educational researchers in the health professions who want a high quality, part-time learning experience with direct application to their work environment. A master’s degree in a related field is a prerequisite for the MEHP program, which will be offered to students in two segments: an 18-credit post-master’s certificate emphasizing the preparation of effective teaching of educators for the health professionals, and a 15-credit specialization in either educational research or educational leadership.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/q4i1bC

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GET INVOLVED AT ANDERSON UNIVERSITY

While many students at Anderson University are from local towns in Indiana or around the U.S., students from Zambia, the Cayman Islands and at least 40 other countries also study at the university. These students are represented through the International Student Association (http://www.anderson.edu/crc/iss/), provides international students with an outlet to share their stories and a student network to support them through their transition to college life at AU. ISA hosts International Orientation for all incoming International students a week prior to the All-Freshmen Orientation in order to give International students a more one-on-one experience as they adjust to their new environment and life in the U.S.

Two major events presented by ISA include the international dinner, which occurs once a semester, and Heritage Week, an event that includes a concert, a multicultural market fair, a heritage dinner, and a cultural dance celebration. In recent years, ISA’s activities have helped to increase international student enrollment and to improve retention rates.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/qss6UF

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.