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Education USA weekly updates – No. 272 * 26 March 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG: University of Alaska Fairbanks Full Tuition Scholarships UG: Montana State University SAT/ACT Scholarhips UG/Grad: Cedar Crest College Scholarships for Women

Issue #272 March 26th, 2012

UG/Grad: Stephen F. Austin State University Conditional Admission and Tuition Savings

Grad: Lewis & Clark Law School Dean’s Scholarships

Grad: SIT Graduate Institute Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships

II. Campus News

• University of Arkansas at Little Rock Offers Exchange Program in Poland

• New Source of Tuition Loans for Graduate International Students

• Internationally-Acclaimed Pakistani Folk Singer to Perform at Monmouth University

• Mount Holyoke College Opens New Residential Summer Camp

• Hobsons’ Virtual Student Fair is March 31, 2012

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UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the nation’s northernmost Land, Sea and

Space Grant university and international research center, advances and disseminates knowledge through teaching, research and public service with an emphasis on Alaska, the circumpolar North and their diverse peoples.

UAF–America’s arctic university–promotes academic excellence, student success and lifelong learning.

UAF Nanook Gold Scholarships are full tuition awards for qualified international students. The UAF Chancellor’s Scholarship and UAF Academic Achievement Award are also available which provide between $2,500 – $4,000 in financial assistance. Eligibility requirements are based on academic merit, including GPA and ACT/SAT scores.

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

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MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY SAT/ACT SCHOLARHIPS

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.

All international undergraduate applicants will automatically be considered for new student scholarships valued at up to US$3,500. These scholarships are available to qualified international students, freshmen or transfer, applying to begin their studies either fall or spring semester. Documents required in the international undergraduate application will determine eligibility, and no separate scholarship application is required.

Freshmen students (graduates from secondary school who have not yet attended a post-secondary school or university) who are applying for Fall 2012 admission and take the SAT exam or ACT

exam are eligible for valuable scholarships. If qualified, scholarships will be automatically awarded when you are offered admission to Montana State University.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/vV0KQM

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Allentown, our beautiful, safe campus is a nationally recognized arboretum that provides a park-like setting. Moreover, we’re only an hour from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City. Our location in the Lehigh Valley and our participation in LVAIC (Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges) also give you the chance to take courses at the many other colleges and universities in the area.

At Cedar Crest, a women’s liberal arts college in Allentown, PA, we consider all international students for scholarships. Complete your application today so that we can consider you for one as well! As a student at Cedar Crest, you will get plenty of individual attention. Our 11:1 faculty-student ratio means that you’ll get to know your professors well and be able to work closely with them on research projects. We would love to welcome you to our community – apply today!

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

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY CONDITIONAL ADMISSION AND TUITION SAVINGS

SFA offers numerous opportunities for research, creative and scholarly activities that expand educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. To enhance instruction and maintain cutting-edge knowledge of advances in their

fields, faculty across campus are actively involved in internally and externally funded projects and strive to include students in these activities.

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Texas is now offering conditional admission to international students who meet admission requirements but who need extra time to study English before starting their academic program! The SFA English Language Institute offers students curriculum and activities necessary to succeed in an American university. Students who successfully complete the ELI program may be awarded a scholarship that allows them to pay in- state tuition, saving $1,000s each year!

Students can enroll in ELI for a full 15-week term during either of the regular academic semesters – Fall or Spring. There is also a 10-week summer term which begins in early-June. Apply today for the Summer or Fall program!

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

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LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIPS

At Lewis & Clark College, we strive to maintain and enhance a rich intellectual environment that contributes to legal knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and public service; that fosters innovation and new ideas; and that educates, supports and challenges our students in developing the knowledge, analytical and

practical skills, and professional values that they need to excel in a diverse and dynamic world. We support all members of our community as they engage the legal world through advocacy, counseling, scholarship, and public service.

Dean’s Scholarships are awarded to new students at the time an offer of admission is made. The scholarships are automatically renewed each year as long as the recipient maintains a 2.95 gpa and remains in good disciplinary standing. The awards are based primarily on exceptional academic achievement and professional promise. The scholarship committee also takes need into consideration for those who qualify on merit. There is not a separate scholarship application for the Dean’s Scholarships; however, one may submit an optional scholarship statement as part of their application to the law school. More information on our merit-based scholarships can be found in the law school application.

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

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SIT GRADUATE INSTITUTE MERIT- AND NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

World Learning provides education, exchange, and development programs that cultivate the global leadership and social innovation needed in a shrinking world. Our comprehensive portfolio of programs is enhanced by a worldwide network of hundreds of thousands of alumni, staff, partners, and friends, including Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver and Nobel Peace Prize winners Wangari Maathai and Jody Williams.

SIT offers gift aid averaging between $10,000 to $15,000 for international students, based on need and merit. Several competitive SIT scholarships have also been established to recognize students who reflect the SIT mission through their professional and personal lives.

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

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK OFFERS EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN POLAND

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) has partnered with the Eastern European State Higher School – PWSW for exchange programs in Poland. UALR students recently joined faculty-leader Dr. Jacek Lubecki for a short term study abroad trip to Poland and Ukraine.

Joseph Hulsey, an anthropology major & international studies minor at UALR, had his first experience abroad in Poland which had a lasting impact on his academic goals.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/FW7xCa

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NEW SOURCE OF TUITION LOANS FOR GRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Graduate international students pursuing an education in the United States can now fund part of their tuition without the need of a U.S.-based cosigner. With Ta-Lend’s unique, hybrid peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, students can leverage their social network connections to obtain tuition loans.

For more information, please visit: http://prn.to/GEDUJY

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INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED PAKISTANI FOLK SINGER TO PERFORM AT MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Using the arts, Caravanserai is designed to open and expand the dialogue

between American communities and Muslim societies. The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University will sponsor a concert on March 31 by Arif Lohar, a recording artist and actor who is known for putting a contemporary spin on traditional Punjabi folk songs. He has released more than

150 albums and has performed for audiences from London to North Korea. Opening the show will be Arooj Aftab, a Boston-based native of Lahore. She’ll join Arif Lohar’s band for a song or two, as well as performing her own solo set. The artists will also participate in residency programs at primary, secondary and high school locations, community organizations and colleges. Acting as ambassadors of Pakistan they will introduce students to their culture and traditions through music.

The Caravanserai program continues with an April 10, 2012 appearance by Palestinian-American poet, novelist and singer Naomi Shihab Nye at Monmouth University. Monmouth University is one of the only participating host entities for the inaugural year of Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet.

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

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MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE OPENS NEW RESIDENTIAL SUMMER CAMP

A new residential summer camp at Mount Holyoke College will offer girls in grades 7 through 11 classes in arts, science, leadership, and equestrian studies. Students will also have the chance to hear about the college admission process and meet with an admission staff member. The Summer Academy Mount Holyoke comprises two two-week sessions: July 1-14 and July 15-28.

"This program is a chance for girls to be immersed in a pre-college experience,” said Ashley Martinez, program director. "They’ll have the opportunity to take courses they may wish to pursue in college, alongside building new friendships in a beautiful environment and supportive community.” Students will live on campus in Wilder Hall.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/GK4C6M

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HOBSONS’ VIRTUAL STUDENT FAIR IS MARCH 31, 2012

Ever wish you could get the college info you need without having to travel, pay a bunch of money, and wait in long lines? Thanks to the magic of the Hobsons’ Virtual Student Fairs, you can visit the e-booths of a number of

top U.S. colleges, chat or videochat with professors and current students, and get your most important questions answered all from the comfort of home. (Or your iPad, or your laptop, or your mobile device – you get the idea.)

Check out 3 more fabulous reasons to attend the Hobsons’ Virtual Fair:

1. Did we mention it is Free?

2. You’ll have a chance to win one of three USD1,000 scholarships at the fair. Just log on, chat with the universities, and win!

3. It’s all at your fingertips! Just log on from any Internet connection in the world.

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

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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.