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Education USA weekly updates – No. 278 * 7 May 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG: Monmouth College International Baccalaureate Merit Scholarships

UG: Hiram College Merit Scholarships

Grad: University of Richmond Law Scholarships

Grad: Wangari Maathai Scholarship for Environmental Policy

Issue #278 May 7th, 2012

II. Campus News

• How to Apply for Your Student Visa

• University of California Davis Announces Conditional Admission Program

• It’s Important to Keep Your Mind Open When Applying

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MONMOUTH COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Monmouth College has a longstanding tradition of welcoming students

from every part of the world. We know that international diversity within our student body benefits all students, inside the classroom and beyond. When engaged and enthusiastic young people from many countries and many cultures study, reflect, and socialize together, good things happen – friendships are established, understanding is increased, communicative skills are enhanced, patience is deepened, and an endlessly rewarding curiosity about the world bursts into life.

Merit Scholarships for International Baccalaureate Students will be awarded to admitted international applicants who have completed the IB Diploma program at an IB World School. Award amounts will vary, with a minimum of $15,000, and may be renewed for up to three additional years of study. The applicant should provide proof of graduation from the IB World School in the form of the high school transcript (course marks), sent directly from the high school itself. The student applicant does not need to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this scholarship. Monmouth College welcomes IB students!

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/IF1RSp

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HIRAM COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Hiram is a coeducational liberal arts college of about 1,300 men and women located in the historic Western Reserve region of Ohio. Hiram is a nationally respected institution that offers students a distinct learning environment with an emphasis on close student-faculty interactions, international study experiences, and experiential learning environments.

International applicants are eligible to compete for merit-based Global Scholarships. For on-campus residents, they range up to a maximum of $19,500 per year. For commuter students, they range up to a maximum of $15,000 per year. Scholarships are renewable annually for up to four years of study. To receive full consideration, a completed application for admission must be received no later than February 15 for the fall intake and no later than October 1 for the spring intake.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/JW8P3O

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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND LAW SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Richmond provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other in higher education, offering students an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts with law, business, leadership studies, and continuing education. Students are guaranteed an integrated, interdisciplinary academic experience across any of the five schools.

All applicants to the law school are considered for the John Marshall Scholars Program, which awards scholarships of $10,000 each to a number of incoming students each year. The scholarship is renewed automatically each year, provided the recipient ranks in the top third of his or her class. John Marshall Scholars are chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of Virginia Supreme Court justices and prominent alumni. Beginning in their second year, John Marshall Scholars are invited to participate

in a specially designed seminar during the course of the academic year.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/JqfFP8

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WANGARI MAATHAI SCHOLARSHIP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

At the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, we believe that solutions to environmental challenges such as climate change must be tackled from an integrated perspective. Whether enrolled the existing environmental policy

track or the new climate science and policy degree, students are given rigorous scientific, economic, legal, and political training, and graduates enter their careers equipped with the knowledge and practical experience to create thoughtful and competent policy.

The new Wangari Maathai Scholarship is available for one outstanding international student as part of the Wangari Maathai Scholars program. This new program will grant one $20,000 scholarship per year to a student who shows promise of a leadership career in environmental policy. Interested students should email a statement of no more than 500 words to [email protected] on the following: Please define and explain leadership in the context of the sustainability challenges we face in the coming decades. Finalists will be reviewed based on this statement and their application materials, and will be interviewed by the selection committee. Applicants must be accepted to the Bard CEP masters program and have completed a international financial aid application, including a certificate of finances, in order to qualify. Applications are due by May 15. The scholarship recipient will be notified on June 1st.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/IAUo41

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HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR STUDENT VISA clip_image022 EducationUSA’s Marty Bennett goes through the steps of how to apply for

your student visa. While the process may be intimidating and nerve racking, the article reassures that any fears are unnecessary; especially when compared with the excitement that comes with visa approval.

For more information, please visit: http://nyti.ms/KMs3gm

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS ANNOUNCES CONDITIONAL ADMISSION PROGRAM

The Global Achievement Program at University of California, Davis is a new opportunity uniquely designed for foreign high school students who satisfy all the academic requirements for admission to UC Davis except for the English language requirements.

The program offers a rigorous foundation year of language and academic preparation coursework to help students succeed academically at the University of California. As a reminder for those who wish to apply for the 2012 -2013 academic year, all application and supplement materials must be received by Friday, August 10, 2012.

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

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IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR MIND OPEN WHEN APPLYING Roz, as he has come to be called by his American friends, is an

Uzbekistan student who participated in the Undergraduate Intensive

English Language Study Program (UIELSP) at Utah State University.

Before starting this program, Roz had never even heard of the UIELSP. But thanks to the EducationUSA adviser in Roz’s country, he was encouraged to apply. Roz speaks about the amazing experience he had in the U.S., and how it both improved his language skills and continued to guide him upon returning home.

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

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.