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Education USA Weekly updates – No 243 * 22 August 2011

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I. Financial Aid

UG: University of South Florida Need-Blind Scholarships

UG: Wagner College Merit Awards up to $11,000

Issue #243 August 22nd, 2011

UG: Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology up to 50% off Non-Resident Tuition

UG/Grad: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Scholarships up to $5,500

Postdoc: Dumbarton Oaks Residential Fellowships in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre- Columbian Studies

II. Campus News

• Mount Holyoke College 3-D Printer Makes Robotics a Piece of Cake

• Southern Utah University Nursing Department Receives Top Accreditation

• International Admissions Up in U.S. Grad Schools

• Purdue Looks to Tap Parents of International Students

• Scripps Howard Foundation for Journalists: Semester in Washington Internship

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA NEED-BLIND SCHOLARSHIPS clip_image006 International students are eligible for need-blind scholarships, some of

which may be combined with other university scholarships and scholarships awarded by outside sources.

One of Florida’s top three research universities, USF provides a dynamic and diverse learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity, and collaboration. Academics are anchored by distinguished faculty and supported by cutting-edge facilities and technology.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ot0PtG

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WAGNER COLLEGE MERIT AWARDS UP TO $11,000

Wagner College has a new international student website containing

information about available merit awards for all students! Awards are $11,000 on average and are available for all undergraduate international students, including additional athletic, theater and music performance, and Physician Assistant scholarships.

Wagner College sits on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the New York City Harbor, has a beautiful 105-acre campus that is only a ferry ride away from Manhattan. Our campus provides an excellent balance between a quiet environment focused on academics with the chance to experience, intern and live in New York City. With Wagner’s heralded Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, students gain real world experience and contacts through internships at some of the top international corporations.

Wagner has also been honored of being the top school in the North “Up-and Coming Schools” for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report, in addition to being listed as one of the top

25 northern universities for the eighth consecutive year.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ptR0nN

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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UP TO 50% OFF NON-RESIDENT TUITION

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is offering waivers up to

50% off non-resident tuition for undergraduate 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 is currently accepting applications for the semester beginning January

2012. To expedite the application process, students may submit their application electronically or by fax.

OSU Institute of Technology prepares students for careers in technology and industry. The world’s top companies help us plan our coursework, donate equipment for labs, offer paid internships and hire our graduates. Earn a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, or Information Technologies.

To inquire or request an application, send an email to [email protected] and allow

OSU Institute of Technology to help you begin your journey to the USA!

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/igfP6L

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EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS UP TO $5,500

At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, scholarship consideration is given to all applicants including freshmen, transfer, international, and graduate students.

The average award is $5,500 and a completed application for admission form with all requested supporting documents is required for consideration. Undergraduate applicants also need an offical SAT score, and graduate students need either an offical GRE or GMAT score.

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

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DUMBARTON OAKS RESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIPS IN BYZANTINE, GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE, AND PRE-COLUMBIAN STUDIES

Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico,

Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies. Fellowship awards range from an equivalent of approximately $27,000 for an unmarried Junior Fellow to a maximum of $47,000 for a Fellow from abroad accompanied by family members.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, in Washington, DC, is an institute of Harvard University dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, meetings, exhibitions, and publications.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/qsEz1O

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MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE 3-D PRINTER MAKES ROBOTICS A clip_image025 PIECE OF CAKE

Mount Holyoke College recently built a 3-D printer in their Computer Science Department. Besides just being cool, the printer will allow students to produce parts for future robotics projects.

If you are interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) fields, Mount

Holyoke may be a great fit!

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/o0hCqy

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SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY NURSING DEPARTMENT RECEIVES TOP ACCREDITATION

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted accreditation for Southern Utah University’s Nursing Program for the next 10 years.

Nursing Department Chair, Donna Lister, is thrilled about this recent news and said the department will continue going onward and upward. She says, “We want to be sure that our bachelor program stays solid and make improvements as opportunities arise.”

Also during this timeframe the department hopes to establish a master’s degree program. Lister said this will be up for consideration over the next two to three years. Current and future Thunderbirds

can expect to see great things develop within the nursing program over the next few years. An exciting time for a department that is already doing very well.

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

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INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS UP IN U.S. GRAD SCHOOLS

Offers of admission to international students by American graduate schools grew this year at the fastest clip in five years, climbing 11 percent over last year, according to a report released today by the Council of Graduate Schools. That’s the steepest one-year increase since the fall of 2006.

International applications increased in all broad fields of study in 2011, led by large increases in physical and earth sciences (up 15%) and engineering (up 14%). The smallest increase in international applications in 2011 occurred in social sciences & psychology (5%).”

For more information, please visit: http://wapo.st/qmU9w4

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PURDUE LOOKS TO TAP PARENTS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

At Purdue University, where more than 7,000 international students are

enrolled, parents attended a first-of-its-kind workshop to learn how Purdue and local and state governments can serve as a business resource.

"This event is about helping your business grow," said Mark Van Fleet, executive director of Global

Business Engagement Initiative, which was created at Purdue earlier this year.

Other services at Purdue include connecting students with employment opportunities, involving faculty members through research and providing technology, investment and funding.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/p4hGEU

SCRIPPS HOWARD FOUNDATION FOR JOURNALISTS: SEMESTER clip_image033 IN WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Stories written by Scripps Howard interns may be published in newspapers across the United States.

The internship is open to undergraduate journalism or communications students who intend to pursue careers in journalism after graduation. Interns must be fluent in both spoken and written English. Interns who are selected in the program will work in one of two periods: January to April or September to December.

The deadline to apply is September 12, 2011 for the January-April 2012 term. Round trip airfare and housing will be covered for selected interns. Interns will also receive a weekly stipend.

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

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