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Education USA weekly updates – No. 267 * 21 February 2012


I. Financial Aid

UG: Chatham University Merit Scholarships

UG: Eastern Connecticut State University Tuition Scholarships

UG/Grad: Tiffin University Merit Scholarships

Issue #267 February 21st, 2012

UG/Grad/Postgrad: Stephen F. Austin State University Tuition Scholarships

II. Campus News

• International Students Cook Ethnic Lunches for All

• CollegeWeekLive International Day is February 22nd

• Register Now! EdUSA Connects Webinar Series on Financing Your Studies




Chatham University has been innovative and entrepreneurial in its growth from a small women’s college to a dynamic university that prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s greatest

challenges. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chatham has three colleges, the

Chatham College for Women, the College for Graduate Studies, and the College for Continuing and

Professional Studies.

The International Student Merit Scholarship is based on academic performance. The scholarship amount will be determined once the student is admitted to Chatham University and you do not need to submit a separate application for this scholarship.

The World Ready Women Leadership Scholarship is for students that display outstanding leadership qualities. Students should attend Chatham University’s World Ready Women Scholarship Day to qualify for the scholarship. Only prospective students are eligible to attend in this event.

The Visual Arts Scholarship is for students that plan to major in visual arts. Applicants must complete a visual arts scholarship application by submitting a portfolio or work on CD (JPEG format), DVD, mini DV, via URL or as a printed image. Deadline is March 1st.

The Interior Architecture Scholarship is for students that plan to major in interior architecture. Applicants must complete an interior architecture scholarship application by submitting a portfolio

(art or interiors work) or essay on why you want to study interior architecture at Chatham University. Deadline is March 1st.

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Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s designated public

liberal arts college. A predominantly undergraduate institution, Eastern attracts and welcomes a diverse community of learners, supported by a teaching faculty, staff, administrators, and a residential campus that promotes intellectual curiosity, integrity, and social responsibility.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s mission is to prepare students for community and industry leadership. For this reason, we have established 10 scholarships for international students to recognize their outstanding potential to become leaders in their respective communities. The Presidential Scholarship is a partial tuition waiver in the amount of $5,000 ($3,000 for students who live off campus) per academic year. It is renewable each year until completion of an undergraduate degree as long as qualified international students are in good academic standing.

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Located in Tiffin, Ohio, Tiffin University represents a new kind of institution, the professional university, where the career objectives of traditional college-age students and adult students are optimized through professionally-focused undergraduate and graduate programs that have a broad general education

foundation. This fundamental institutional strategy appropriately positions Tiffin for the 21st century.

Tiffin University offers merit based scholarships to undergraduate and graduate international students. Scholarships are calculated after the admissions review process and can be up to 40% off of tuition.

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive, regional institution

located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The university enrolls approximately 13,000 students and offers 83 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study within six academic colleges – business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture,

sciences and mathematics, and liberal and applied arts. SFA offers degree programs both online and on its beautifully wooded campus nestled in the heart of Texas Forest Country.

Stephen F. Austin State University offers scholarships for international students with 3.0+ GPA. These scholarships are awarded to students who will contribute to the increased diversity for international representation at Stephen F. Austin State University (Texas). The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 per year. Students who receive the $1,000 OIP Scholarship are also eligible for Texas resident tuition rates – a savings of thousands of dollars each semester!

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A group of international students at Michigan Technological University, in collaboration with the University’s Dining Services, have taken to cooking and serving the cuisine of their home countries for lunch at the university food court every Friday. The project, Khana Khazana, which means “food treasure” in Hindi,

was started by student Sahil Thakkar who insisted that “both campus and community were hungering for food cooked by international students.”

The project has featured meals from India, China, Iran, Thailand, Turkey, Finland, and numerous other countries, and has proven to be a huge success with the campus community. Most Friday’s the Khana Khazana booth has drawn a huge line and consistently runs out of food before its 1pm closing. Also, outside of providing the opportunity to share international cuisine, three times during the project’s two years at the food court, the proceeds from the lunches have gone to international disaster relief, including Haiti, Pakistan, and Japan.

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COLLEGEWEEKLIVE INTERNATIONAL DAY IS FEBRUARY 22ND clip_image018 CollegeWeekLive INTERNATIONAL DAY is a free online admissions

event tailored to the needs of the non-U.S. university applicant. Non-U.S. citizens interested in studying abroad at a college or university should attend. Guests who register & attend will be eligible to win a $1,00 scholarship from CollegeWeekLive just for logging in! (only non-U.S. citizens eligible). The next event will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd, 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern.

At the event you can chat live with admissions representatives from hundreds of colleges, as well

as watch live video presentations from EducationUSA and other college admissions experts. Topics include researching & choosing a U.S. college, what U.S. colleges & universities are seeking in a non-U.S. applicant, applying to college in the U.S. & academic credentials required, financial aid for the non-U.S. student, how to apply for student visas, and adjusting to life in the U.S.

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Did you know that the cost of living and studying varies across the United States? With the right amount of planning and research, it can be made affordable with high returns on your investment. In addition, many

international students receive financial assistance toward their studies. In fact, international students studying in the U.S. during the 2010-11 academic year received a total of $7.7 billion in financial assistance!

Meet experts from the U.S. higher education community who will offer advice and tips on financing your studies. Session topics include lowering costs, financial aid, planning a budget, managing personal expenses, and campus employment in the U.S. for international students. Participation is free – don’t miss this unique opportunity!

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