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Education USA weekly updates – No.245 * 6 September 2011

 

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Issue #245 September 6th, 2011

UG: Colorado State University Merit Scholarships for International Freshmen and Transfers

UG: Montana State University International Student Scholarships

UG: Harvard Increases Financial Aid to Low-Income Students

UG/Grad: Pittsburg State University International Academic Excellence Scholarship

Grad: Northeastern Illinois University Teaching/Research Assistantships and Tuition Waivers

Postgrad: Miami University 11th Annual International Young Researchers Conference

II. Campus News

• Embry-Riddle Now Offers an MBA in Aviation Management

• Mission Possible: Get Your U.S. Student Visa

• EducationUSA Adviser Explains U.S. Study on TV5 News Channel

• Texas Tech Wind Research Center Named by Popular Science Magazine

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COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS

Colorado State University has hosted international students for over 100 years. The Office of International Programs hosts more than 1,200 international students plus 400 visiting scholars annually. In addition to top

academic programs and research, our international students enjoy an outstanding community friendship program and other opportunities for social and cultural interaction.

In support of the growth of this longstanding community, Colorado State has begun making a variety of scholarships available to incoming international freshmen and transfers. All are renewable, and range from $3000 to $9000 per year. To be considered for scholarships, students must submit a complete Application for Admission (including official transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS score(s),

processing fee, personal statement and recommendation) by the posted deadline. No additional scholarship application is required for consideration.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/o8Ddwg

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MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

MSU’s inquiry and research-based curriculum inspires exploration and creativity, and ensures exposure to a broad range of disciplines. Every

student participates in a research or creative experience from one of four areas: the arts, humanities, natural science and social sciences.

At Montana State University, all international undergraduate applicants will automatically be considered for new student scholarships valued at up to $4,000. These scholarships are available to qualified international students, freshmen or transfer, applying to begin their studies either fall or spring semester.

Selection is based on previous academic achievement, test scores, potential for success at MSU, and overall fit with the institution and its academic programs. Scholarships will be available until all are awarded; therefore, students are encouraged to submit their MSU application early.

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

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HARVARD INCREASES FINANCIAL AID TO LOW-INCOME STUDENTS Harvard College will expand its investment in undergraduate financial aid this

year by more than $10 million, providing a record $166 million in need-based scholarships to undergraduates. Beginning in the fall of 2012, financial aid will be further increased for low-income students by raising the income level under which parents pay nothing for the cost of attendance.

To make its generous aid program easy to understand for potential applicants, Harvard College also launched a “net price calculator” on its financial aid website, customizing financial aid information for individual students and their families, in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of

2008. With the new calculator, applicants and their families can enter their financial data to estimate the net price they will be expected to pay for a year at Harvard.

For more information, please visit: http://hvrd.me/p8hE6P

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PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Choosing Pittsburg State opens the door to a college experience complete with respected programs, caring and professional faculty, and multiple opportunities to get involved – the traditional, beautiful campus is the home of more than 150

student clubs and organizations. Pittsburg State is also a place of intense preparation for the future.

The International Academic Excellence Scholarship is for international students attending Pittsburg State University. This scholarship is for international undergraduates, graduates, and graduating IEP students.

New international undergraduates must be apply and be admitted as a degree-seeking, tuition- paying student. Returning international graduates must be entering their second semester of graduate coursework at PSU (students completing foundation coursework will not be considered until after their first semester of graduate coursework has been completed).

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

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NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY TEACHING/RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS AND TUITION WAIVERS

Through its Graduate College and faculty, Northeastern Illinois University

provides the resources, the facilities and the academic environment to advance learning, to foster creativity, and to nurture intellectual independence in graduate education.

Currently, the Graduate College offers Master’s degree programs in 38 academic concentrations. All students enrolled in the Graduate College are governed by its policies and procedures. For that reason, graduate students have different tuition rates, grievance procedures, and registration processing than the rest of the university students. They are eligible to apply for teaching/research assistantships and tuition waivers available through the College and the individual departments. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/orRW7W

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MIAMI UNIVERSITY 11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL YOUNG RESEARCHERS CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPERS: 11th Annual International Young Researchers

Conference (March 29 – March 31, 2012)

POSTCOMMUNIST CORRUPTION: CAUSES, MANIFESTATIONS, CONSEQUENCES

After more than two decades of research on post-communist transformations, a consensus has emerged that corruption is a major phenomenon associated with the evolution of the former “second world.” The purpose of this conference is to explore the analytical, conceptual and comparative dimensions of this phenomenon and to examine recent empirical findings and field work on corruption in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

We encourage proposals from young researchers who have already completed their dissertation research (ABD) or have defended their dissertation within the last three years. This will be an intensive 2-1/2 day working conference (March 29-April 1, 2012) during which each of the selected papers will be critiqued by the other participants, including all invited presenters, keynote speakers, and a team of discussants made up of Miami University faculty. The Havighurst Center will provide accommodation in Oxford, ground transportation to and from the airport, and partial travel funding ($300 for domestic travel and $800 for international travel).

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

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EMBRY-RIDDLE NOW OFFERS AN MBA IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Embry-Riddle now offers an MBA in Aviation Management degree program. The degree offers everything a traditional MBA program does with a focus on Aviation Management.

At any given time, there are numerous faculty and student research projects taking place on campus. And, Embry-Riddle is in the process of creating a research park on a 140-acre space at

the edge of its campus next to Daytona Beach International Airport that will give researchers access to sophisticated labs and test equipment, an array of test aircraft and simulators, and a university full of experienced aerospace and aviation researchers.

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

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MISSION POSSIBLE: GET YOUR U.S. STUDENT VISA

The EducationUSA advising center at Fulbright London, in collaboration with their local U.S. Embassy, has created a new video ‘Mission Possible: Get Your U.S. Student Visa’. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to apply for a U.S. student visa!

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

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EDUCATIONUSA ADVISER EXPLAINS U.S. STUDY ON TV5 NEWS CHANNEL

EducationUSA Adviser Renuka Raja was recently interviewed by her local TV5 news channel regarding U.S. higher education. The four-part

interview is now available online with helpful information for international students interested in U.S. study.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/rj8KHJ

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TEXAS TECH WIND RESEARCH CENTER NAMED BY POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINE

Popular Science magazine names Texas Tech Wind Research Center one of 25 coolest labs in the United States. Testing at the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (WiSE) at Texas Tech helps to measure and develop materials to withstand tornados.

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

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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.