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Education USA weekly updates – No. 283 * 18 June 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG: Northern Arizona University Merit-Based Tuition Scholarships

Issue #283 June 18th, 2012

UG: Georgia College & State University Need- and Merit-Based Tuition Scholarships UG/Grad: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Merit-Based Scholarships UG/Grad/Postgrad/Postdoc: Lewis University Need-Based Scholarships

Grad: The University of South Carolina School of Business Scholarships

II. Campus News

• International Students Face Challenges in U.S. Colleges

• Western Michigan University President Heads to Malaysia

• How To Get Into Law School as an International Applicant

• International Student Excels at Western Illinois University

• Study Western Massachusetts Hosts Webinar With EducationUSA Ecuador

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NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Northern Arizona University is one of three state universities in Arizona

with its main campus located in Flagstaff and dozens of statewide campuses as well as online learning options. The university is primarily a four-year, high-research, residential campus offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, with additional degrees offered across the state and online. Their NCAA Division I athletics teams compete primarily in the Big Sky Conference and have produced a remarkable array of successful student-athletes.

The University of Northern Arizona offers The International Student Tuition Scholarship, a merit- based tuition-waiver for F-1 undergraduate, degree-seeking international students. The award is for fall and spring semesters.

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

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GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY NEED- AND MERIT- BASED TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

As Georgia’s public liberal arts university, Georgia College offers undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in a

residential college setting. Georgia College also provides, at multiple locations, graduate and professional studies that support the needs of the region and create pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment. Its academically engaging, student-centered programs often take learning beyond the traditional classroom and develop the intellectual, professional, and civic skills and dispositions that enable graduates to thrive in an information-intensive and diverse global society.

Georgia College & State University offers scholarships as either a full out-of-state tuition waiver or a half out-of-state tuition waiver, and are awarded on the basis of demonstrated academic ability, evidence of extra-curricular involvement and financial need.

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

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community

is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

University of Wisconsin La Crosse offers The Global Link Scholarship for new international

students. Every semester the Office of International Education awards scholarships to students who are greatly involved in educating others on their home country and culture and who maintain a high GPA.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/M2tra2

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LEWIS UNIVERSITY NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Located 30 minutes southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional life give the university its educational identity and mission focus.

Lewis University offers international student scholarships in a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs that can be customized based on their specific interests and career desires, preparing them for a rewarding future.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/M2I3WT

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of South Carolina serves the state from its flagship Columbia campus, three senior campuses and four regional campuses. The university is committed to serving students through its academic

excellence and outreach. It has forged a variety of cooperative relationships with other academic institutions and health systems throughout the state and a number of international connections for academic exchange and collaborative research.

The University of South Carolina offers The Darla Moore School of Business departmental scholarships for the International Management Masters of Business Administration (IMBA)degree program. These scholarships are competitive and limited.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/M2vBq9

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FACE CHALLENGES IN U.S. COLLEGES

Portuguese Gardner Webb University Alumna Rita Gouveia talks about her native graduation traditions, supportive friends and family, and reflects on her international experience and challenges after graduation.

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

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HEADS TO MALAYSIA Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn is heading to Malaysia this

month to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a partnership with a private college that brought hundreds of students to WMU. During his trip, he plans to sign several articulation agreements, which serve as transfer agreements with

provisions about transfer credits, the number of students enrolled and the quality of learning opportunities, with other private Malaysian universities.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/L0aElq

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HOW TO GET INTO LAW SCHOOL AS AN INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT

In this installment of Law Admissions Q&A, a monthly feature in Law

Admissions Lowdown that provides expert admissions advice to readers who write in with their questions, will focus on queries from international students who are looking to enroll in law school in the United States.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/LiE4Xb

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCELS AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Coming to college for the first semester can be intimidating enough without adding the

stress of learning to speak English at the same time. When Assanatou Sow of Mali came to Western Illinois University in 2007, she packed with her a desire to learn American literature and the English language.

After spending time in Western’s English as a Second Language (WESL) Institute, Sow is preparing to graduate from WIU in December and has earned a Centennial Honors College scholarship for the fall semester.

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

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STUDY WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS HOSTS WEBINAR WITH EDUCATIONUSA ECUADOR

Study Western Massachusetts is an International Education Consortium dedicated to welcoming international students and promoting educational opportunities in Western Massachusetts. Our consortium is a diverse group

of educational institutions and our members include public and private colleges and universities, community colleges, private high schools and an Intensive English Language training organization.

Study Western Massachusetts hosted their first webinar with EducationUSA in Ecuador! You can view the recording at http://edusaconnects.adobeconnect.com/p2wyuvftlgi.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/j5PLAi

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.