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Education USA weekly updates – No. 266 * 13 February 2012


I. Financial Aid

Issue #266 February 13th, 2012

UG: University of Toledo International Student Tuition Scholarships UG: Darton College International Student Tuition Fellowships UG/Grad: University of New Mexico International Scholarships Grad: Frostburg State University International Graduate Fellowships

II. Campus News

• Western New England University Offers New MBA Program

• Middlebury-Monterey Opens New Summer Intensive College English Program

• College Board Launches New Website for International Students

• University of the Pacific Announces New LL.M. Degrees




The University of Toledo is one of 13 state universities in Ohio. The University is a transformative force for the world. As such, the University will become a thriving student-centered, community-engaged, comprehensive research university known

for its strong liberal arts core and multiple nationally ranked professional colleges, and distinguished by exceptional strength in science and technology.

The International Rocket Award is offered to new undergraduate international students who are entering the university as an adult, transfer, or directly from high school who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The award covers one half of the out of state surcharge. The award is renewable and requires the student to maintain academic eligibility to attend UT and the successful completion of 30 credit hours each academic year. Students are eligible for this award until they earn an undergraduate degree, but must do so within 15 semesters over a maximum of five consecutive years.

Students who are selected for the International Rocket Award will be given the opportunity to compete for a limited number of scholarships. Students will be invited to write an essay on a topic selected by the International Scholarship Committee. The International Rocket Scholarship will cover the entire out of state surcharge and is renewable. Students are required to maintain academic eligibility to attend UT and must successfully complete 30 credit hours per academic year.

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Darton College is located on a 180-acre campus in Southwest Georgia, a

region known for its year-round warm climate. Darton College offers 84 associate degree programs, including 26 which can be completed on line, along with 49 certificate programs. Small classes that ordinarily enroll fewer than 25 students enhance the learning experience and provide ample opportunities for one-on-one interaction between students and professors.

Each year, Darton College offers a limited number of fellowships to highly qualified international students. The Darton College International Student Fellowship Program waives the out-of-state cost of tuition for eligible students. Students who receive this fellowship will pay the in-state tuition, which is approximately $2,412 (for the fall and spring semesters only). This will be a savings of approximately $7,200 per year (including summer semester). In order to be eligible for an International Student Fellowship, applicants must meet all admissions requirements for enrollment into Darton College. Fellowship recipients must be enrolled full-time, with a minimum course load of twelve (12) credit hours. Recipients are also required to assist the college with campus and community activities. Continuation of Fellowship Awards is contingent upon the recipient’s academic performance and contributions to the campus and community.

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS Founded in 1889, The University of New Mexico now occupies 600 acres

along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque. The University is the state’s flagship research institution. UNM research injects millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy, funds new advancements in healthcare, and

augments teaching – giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the art laboratories. The university offers more than 210 degree and certificate programs, UNM has 94 bachelor’s degrees,

74 master’s degrees and 40 doctoral programs.

The Amigo Scholarship program, formally designated as the Competitive Scholarship Program by the New Mexico Department of Higher Education, allows qualified international graduate students to pay in-state tuition rates (including differential tuition) and receive a $200.00 stipend per academic year if they meet the eligibility criteria. The Amigo Scholarship is a tuition-specific award and does not convert to a cash award if the recipient’s tuition is covered by other means, such as an assistantship or scholarship.

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Frostburg State University is a student-centered teaching and learning institution featuring experiential opportunities. The University offers students a distinctive and distinguished baccalaureate education along with a select set of

applied master’s and doctoral programs. Frostburg serves regional and statewide economic and workforce development; promotes cultural enrichment, civic responsibility, and sustainability; and prepares future leaders to meet the challenges of a complex and changing global society.

Six International Graduate Fellowships are available each academic year for students possessing an F-1 or J-1 visa, a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and who have been admitted to one of Frostburg State University’s graduate programs. Applicants must apply and are chosen by a review committee based on academic qualification, experience, and professional goals. Awards are given for the academic year only. Awards may be renewed if the recipient maintains full- time enrollment, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and remains in good academic standing. These awards cover the cost of tuition for up to 30 credit hours per academic year and recipients also receive

$6,500 in an annual stipend.

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Western New England University is still accepting applications for our new one year full-time day

MBA program which starts this coming fall semester.

This MBA program option is a cohort-based model that will be completed in one year. If you prefer to be in the classroom and want an accelerated format, this could be a great option to earn your MBA. You will enroll in three graduate courses per term, totaling 36 credits, with the option of completing

an internship for credit. All classes will be offered on campus during the day.

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The Monterey Institute of International Studies and Middlebury College are excited to announce the launch of a new program for international students. This summer is the first year of the Middlebury- Monterey Summer Intensive College English Program. This summer residency program is uniquely designed to support international students who are currently enrolled or would like to attend undergraduate programs in the U.S. The foundation of the program is coursework in the English skills necessary for academic success.

Highlights include:

•An immersion environment where English is spoken 24 hours a day/7 days a week

•Accommodation in residence halls on the beautiful campus of Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

•20 hours of instruction per week in English for Academic Purposes

•Content to build knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and culture

•Life skills workshops that help make the most of the college experience

•Access to campus resources, including the library, computing centers, and recreational facilities

•Co-curricular activities including field trips to Boston and New York as well as sporting, cultural, and social events

The program runs from June 28 – August 1, 2012, and tuition, room and board is US$4,950.00. For more information, visit

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College Board International recently launched a new website for students outside of the U.S. The site includes information on planning for studying in the U.S. and applying to U.S. universities, and it features various

College Board resources and suggestions for how students can maximize these tools in their university search.

We hope the new design will help your students navigate our pages and tap our resources such as College Search, SAT, CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® and others more effectively. We invite you to try out the site, link from your advising center home page and send us your feedback!

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The new Pacific McGeorge LL.M. degree in U.S. Law & Policy and the

LL.M. degree in Transnational Business Practice at the University of the

Pacific are designed to prepare students to succeed working as a global lawyer. Students join a welcoming community of foreign law students studying on the beautiful Pacific McGeorge campus in Sacramento, California.

Students also receive special assistance with course selection, class success, and adjusting to student life in the United States. Pacific McGeorge has an alumni base who work in law firms, non- governmental organizations and governments in more than 40 countries.

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