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Education USA weekly updates – No. 251 * 17 October 2011

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I. Financial Aid

Issue No. 251     October 17th, 2011

UG: International Student Scholarships for Women at St. Catherine University

UG: Bryant University Academic Scholarships

UG: Hamline University Merit Scholarships

UG/Grad/Postgrad: Monmouth University Financial Assistance Programs

UG/Grad/Postgrad: Westminster College Music Scholarships

II. Campus News

• University of Louisiana Monroe Announces Honors Program for International Students

• New Video: PTE Academic Test for English Proficiency

• International Students Get a Little Country

• Register Now: EdUSA Connect Live Presentations on Completing Your Application

• Ithaca College Waives Application Fee for International Students

• Virginia International University Visits Mongolian Embassy

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN AT ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY

St. Catherine University is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for admission and partial scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Our scholarships for female bachelor’s-level students in any major range between $4,000 – $18,000 annually. Scholarships are awarded upon admission and are renewable based on satisfactory academic progress.

The largest scholarship can cover 45% of tuition, room & board costs. Awards are based on academic merit and financial need. Priority scholarship deadline is March 15, 2012. Interested students should request application materials by sending an email to [email protected] For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/lXnp3F

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BRYANT UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Bryant University is a nationally recognized, private university located in

New England. Its 144-year tradition in education has transformed and empowered students, enabling them to realize their personal best in life and their future professions. Bryant University is committed to providing the highest quality education at a reasonable cost.

Academic scholarships at Bryant range from $6,000-$30,000. They are renewable for four years provided the student maintains the required GPA. Students are eligible for academic scholarships regardless of whether they apply for and/or qualify for need-based aid.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/pmxzW3

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS clip_image014 Founded in 1854, Hamline University was the first university in

Minnesota. Hamline is a high-quality university with more than 4,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and law school programs. Hamline brings together a wide and diverse group of students from more than 56 countries around the world.

Merit scholarships at Hamline University are separated into two categories: Academic Scholarships and Additional Scholarships. Students may receive one academic and one or more additional scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn up to $2,500 per year by securing a job on campus.

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

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MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS Monmouth University is a dynamic, first-tier, private university that

empowers students to reach their full potential as leaders able to make significant contributions to their community and society.

Monmouth University is affordable through various financial assistance programs. While Monmouth is a private university, Monmouth is also committed to helping you find solutions that will enable you to enroll, graduate, and capitalize on this important, once-in-a-lifetime investment. We will work with you and your family to establish a financial partnership and develop options that will make Monmouth a reality for you.

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

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Westminster College in Salt Lake City offers four-year music scholarships to qualifying students. The Department of Music at Westminster College offers

a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. The major offers a choice of emphasis:

academic or performance. The BA degree in music is an excellent choice for

talented students who plan to pursue graduate work in music, and for liberal arts students pursuing two majors in preparation for graduate school.

It is also a degree that would qualify students for any number of music-related jobs following college. All prospective music majors must audition to be considered for admission into the Music Program at Westminster. Auditions for entrance into the Music Department are held year round; however, scholarship auditions for the 2012-2013 academic year end March 17, 2012.

To receive a music scholarship, you must maintain a GPA of 3.0. To apply for the scholarship, students must apply to Westminster BEFORE the music audition dates. 2012 auditions will be on: January 14, February 11, and March 17.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/pW82IB

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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA MONROE ANNOUNCES HONORS PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) Honors Program seeks intellectually curious students who desire to challenge themselves with new ideas and to work with similarly motivated students. The program is open to all nationalities in all degree programs.

Honor students are exposed to more in-depth topics and work closely with the Honors Faculty. Discover the ULM Honors Program. Discover ULM. Once you have applied for University admissions and submitted your transcripts and test scores, you will be notified of scholarship opportunities and eligibility for the Honors Program.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/qIr5qW

NEW VIDEO: PTE ACADEMIC TEST FOR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY clip_image024 Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is a revolutionary computer-

based test for non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability.

There are featured benefits of the PTE Academic, including more detailed feedback, flexible test scheduling at convenient locations, less than 3 hours in duration, results within 5 days and unlimited score reports!

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/n1wBMl

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GET A LITTLE COUNTRY clip_image026 The American farm is iconic the world over, and a group of international

students from Pittsburg State University got a chance to see one up close.

The students, from Saudi Arabia, China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Colombia, are all members of Christine Mekkaoui’s intensive English program. They visited Hickory Creek Farms west of Pittsburg Thursday afternoon to navigate the vast corn maze, go on hay rides, watch livestock races and learn about American farming history.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/p1yxbb

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REGISTER NOW: EDUSA CONNECT LIVE PRESENTATIONS ON COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

Did you know that the application process can vary across the more than 4,900 accredited colleges and universities in the United States? In addition, application packages require a great deal of preparation and planning. It is very important to

start this process early in order to complete all of the application requirements and meet deadlines for successful admission.

Join us online where experts from the U.S. higher education community will offer invaluable insight on how to submit your application at colleges and universities across the U.S.!

Participation is free – don’t miss this unique opportunity!

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

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ITHACA COLLEGE WAIVES APPLICATION FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Ithaca College is happy to announce that our application fee is now waived for all international applicants! International students should select the "Institutional Fee Waiver" option on the The Common Application when submitting their admission application. We hope this will make submitting an application for students just a bit easier!

In addition, we would like to remind you that the College does offer funding (http://www.ithaca.edu/finaid/international/) to international citizens including the Ithaca Leadership Scholarship (http://www.ithaca.edu/admission/leadership/).

Ithaca College Vision: Ithaca College strives to become the standard of excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect, creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning community.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/mUTWZ6

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VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY VISITS MONGOLIAN clip_image038 EMBASSY

On October 3, 2011, Dr. Isa Sarac, President of Virginia International University (VIU) and Mrs. Hilary Kozikowski, Academic Coordinator for the School of Business, met with U.S. Ambassador Kh.Bekhbat at the Mongolian Embassy in Washington, D.C in effort to forge a lasting relationship with our neighbors.

“It’s very important, especially to the Mongolian students who want to come start a career and build their future.”, mentioned Ambassador Kh.Bekhba.

The Ambassador also stated that the Mongolian population is growing in Virginia, and he encourages us to build cultural exchanges within the local community to continue the support of young people who come to study abroad.

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

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.