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Education USA weekly updates – No.284 * 25 June 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG: The University of Mississippi Merit-Based Scholarships

Issue #284 June 25th, 2012

UG: Hamline University Academic Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships

UG/Grad: The University of Nebraska-Omaha Academic Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships UG/Grad: The University of Nevada-Reno Merit-Based Scholarships and Assistantships Grad/Postgrad: Syracuse University Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships

II. Campus News

• Eastern Mennonite University Alumna Receives the Nobel Prize

• The College of William & Mary Launches the Virtual Conversation Partners Program

• Opinions of American Students About Their International Classmates

• The GRE® revised General Test To Have One Global Price for All Test Takers

• Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Offers Combined Geomatics and GIS Bachelor of Science

Degree

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS The University of Mississippi provides an academic experience that

emphasizes critical thinking, encourages intellectual depth and creativity, challenges and inspires a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The University of Mississippi also provides

enriching opportunities outside the classroom, supports lifelong learning and develops a sense of global responsibility.

International students who are admitted to The University of Mississippi as degree-seeking undergraduate students may apply and be considered for International Undergraduate Student Scholarships. Such partial scholarships are limited and thus competitive, and are generally offered on the basis of a student’s academic merit, compelling aspirations and promise of success at the university.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/wl3ICV

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HAMLINE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC MERIT- AND NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Founded in 1854, Hamline University became the first university in Minnesota. Hamline University has more than 4,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and law school programs. Hamline brings together a wide and diverse group of students from more than 56 countries around the world.

The Hamline International Scholarship recognizes exceptional academic ability on a competitive basis. Awarded amounts vary according to financial eligibility and academic ability. In addition, the financial aid office keeps a list of online resources for scholarships specifically for international students.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Kz7X9W

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA ACADEMIC MERIT- AND NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Nebraska was founded in 1869, less than two years

after Nebraska became the nation’s 37th state. The University of Nebraska is dedicated to the education of students, research in a broad range of disciplines, and service to its students.

The University of Nebraska-Omaha demonstrates its commitment to international education by awarding scholarships to academically talented students from around the world. Two different types of scholarships are offered through International Studies and Programs open to new undergraduate and graduate international students.

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

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-RENO MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada Reno, is the oldest university in the state of Nevada. This mid-sized university is a fully accredited

public university and a comprehensive Doctoral/Research Tier One University. The academic atmosphere at Nevada is vibrant, challenging, and personal and opens doors to the future.

The University of Nevada-Reno offers undergraduate scholarships and graduate assistantships to international students. The New/Transfer International Student Award is a partial scholarship offered to new full-time students in F-1 or J-1 status. In addition, approximately 80% of international

graduate students receive graduate assistantships from academic departments.

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

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ASSISTANTSHIPS AND TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is nestled among the rolling hills of Central New York—itself a crucible of historic change and progress. Building on that foundation, SU continues to create opportunities for students and faculty to push limits, build pathways, and make connections that lead to new discoveries and transformational change.

Each year, Syracuse University offers over 1,400 graduate assistantships to full-time matriculated graduate students to serve as teaching, research or administrative assistants. Graduate students holding a full assistantship work for an average of twenty hours a week during the academic year, and many graduate assistants also receive tuition scholarships.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Kz9tsy

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EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY ALUMNA RECEIVES THE NOBEL PRIZE

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna Leymah Gbowee received

the Nobel Prize for her work in organizing a peace movement to end the Second Liberian Civil War. She has also become famous across the globe for mobilizing women. In 2006-07, she was in residence at EMU as she finished her master’s degree in conflict transformation.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Kz4wzP

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THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY LAUNCHES THE VIRTUAL CONVERSATION PARTNERS PROGRAM

The College of William & Mary developed The Virtual Conversation Partners Program, a peer program promoting intercultural communicative competence through virtual conversations on Skype. It pairs domestic students from The College of William & Mary with incoming international students.

Each pair schedules conversations for one hour per week for three months in the summer, or at least 10 hours of conversation by the end of the summer.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/MwZv5S

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OPINIONS OF AMERICAN STUDENTS ABOUT THEIR INTERNATIONAL CLASSMATES

Want to know what American students think of international students? A

survey was conducted to answer just that question, asking over 50

Americans to answer anonymously with their honest opinion of their international classmates.

Results show that 60% of Americans responded they relate to international students as well as or better than they relate to other Americans. In addition, 80% responded that they make an effort to get to know international students or that they don’t feel it requires special effort.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/NTwJ5s

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THE GRE® REVISED GENERAL TEST TO HAVE ONE GLOBAL PRICE FOR ALL TEST TAKERS

The GRE® Program at Educational Testing Service (ETS) has more good news for test takers. Effective July 1, 2012, the GRE revised General Test

will have one global price for all test takers worldwide, regardless of where they test.

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

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TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI OFFERS COMBINED GEOMATICS AND GIS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) offers the only combined geomatics and GIS focused Bachelor of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) in the nation for undergraduates that is also accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

The GIS program will enable you to apply scientific and mathematical principles to model the Earth. Nearly ALL GIS students have job offers before completing their degree, with an average starting annual salary of $43,000.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/KWhS62

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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.