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Education USA weekly updates – No. 247 * 19 September 2011

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I. Financial Aid

Issue #247 September 19th, 2011

UG: Saint Mary’s Women’s College Academic Scholarships and Need-Based Aid

UG: University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Scholarships

UG: Augustana College International Merit Scholarships

Grad: Schusterman Graduate Fellowships in Israel Studies

II. Campus News

• Embry-Riddle Students Design Hybrid Airplane

• Emmanuel College Builds New Academic Science Center

• DePaul University Announces New College of Science and Health

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SAINT MARY’S WOMEN’S COLLEGE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND NEED-BASED AID

At Saint Mary’s College, our rigorous academics and nurturing community will empower you to learn, grow, and lead. As a Catholic women’s college, we will prepare you to become a global leader in your field by providing a student-centered

environment which ensures personal attention from faculty. We give you a voice in the classroom and help you to develop intellectually as well as personally.

Academic scholarships are based on all aspects of your International Application for Admission. You will automatically be reviewed for merit-based scholarships as your application is reviewed for admission to Saint Mary’s. These awards range from $6,000 to $20,000 per year, based on the strength of your application. All academic scholarships are renewable for a maximum of 8 semesters as long as you meet specific GPA requirements at Saint Mary’s.

Saint Mary’s College also distributes a limited amount of need-based aid to international students, depending on availability of funds and your family’s level of need. To qualify, you must submit the College Board PROFILE form. These funds are limited, so we encourage you to submit the PROFILE well in advance of the February 15 application deadline.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/nzjPX8

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY GATTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIPS

At the Gatton College of Business and Economics we are serious about giving you not only a quality education but an experience that will serve

you years after your degree is complete. No matter which of the six majors you choose, you will be immersed in an environment with first-rate lectures and faculty that care.

The Gatton College of Business and Economics offers over a wide variety of scholarships that range in amount from $500 – $5000. These scholarships are primarily based on academic performance, financial need, program of study, ethnicity, and residency. Gatton scholarships for incoming freshmen are based on academic performance, financial need, intended major, ethnicity and residency. All intended business majors that have applied and been accepted by University of Kentucky’s Office of Admission will be placed in the scholarship applicant pool for Gatton College incoming freshmen. For full consideration, please apply to UK prior to February 1 of each year. Awards are made by April 1 and students are notified by letter to their home address.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/qB3P2w

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AUGUSTANA COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS Augustana College welcomes students from all countries to study at our

college. The friendly midwestern campus makes Augustana a great

choice for international students seeking a top education in the United States. The following information will help you learn more about our campus and requirements for studying at Augustana College.

Augustana College offers the International Merit Scholarships to qualified undergraduate international students. Awards are based upon the overall academic strength of each applicant, and are renewable each year. Financial assistance is awarded only after a student has been officially accepted into Augustana, having provided the college all official documentation as requested (such as official transcripts in English, official TOEFL score, and Certification of Finance Form).

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/oGH0WM

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SCHUSTERMAN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN ISRAEL STUDIES

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University sponsors full and partial fellowships – up to $24,000 per year, as well as tuition and health care, renewable for up to five years – for doctoral candidates focusing on Israel Studies. Eligible disciplines include Anthropology, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Hebrew literature.

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to candidates accepted into the Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Fellows must be accepted by the academic department to which they apply, and indicate their interest in Israel Studies on their application for admission.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/mWGCx8

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EMBRY-RIDDLE STUDENTS DESIGN HYBRID AIRPLANE clip_image016 A team of Embry-Riddle students designed and flew a first-of-its-kind

gas/electric/battery hybrid airplane. “This aircraft challenges the current efficiencies of light airplanes,” said Pat Anderson, professor of aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle and the team’s faculty advisor. “With this technology-breaking propulsion system, Embry-Riddle’s student designers are demonstrating that airplanes can be green, too.”

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

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EMMANUEL COLLEGE BUILDS NEW ACADEMIC SCIENCE CENTER Emmanuel College’s new Wilkens Academic Science Center was

featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education. It promotes the strong science curriculum under a liberal arts education. This new center reflects

the College’s goal to build distinctive academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences by leveraging Emmanuel’s unique location in Boston and in the heart of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area.

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

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DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NEW COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH

DePaul University, located in Chicago, has announced a new College of

Science and Health (CSH). The new College was recently highlighted in the DePaul Univeristy magazine. CSH — the university’s 10th college/school — will encompass programs in biology, chemistry, physics, nursing, psychology, environmental science, mathematics and statistics that were previously located in DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Students interested in applying to DePaul University can contact the staff of International Admission at any time! We are pleased to assist.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/p0Mfyp

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