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Education USA weekly updates – No. 285 * 2 July 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG: Northwestern Michigan College Merit-Based Scholarships

UG: The Ohio Center for Broadcasting International Scholarships

Issue #285 July 2nd, 2012

UG: Eastern Washington University Freshman and Transfer Scholarships

UG/Grad: Whitworth University Tuition Scholarships

UG/Grad/Postgrad: Rutgers University-Camden Merit-Based Scholarships UG/Grad/Postgrad/Postdoc: Iowa State University International Student Ambassador Scholarships

II. Campus News

• Rutgers University-Camden Offers Conditional Admission

• New MCAT Preparation Tool for Pre-Med Students

• International Students Tour the Gulf Coast

• Texas Tech University Opens ELS Language Center

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NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) is a publicly funded community college

serving people, organizations and businesses throughout the Grand Traverse region. NMC offers associate degrees and professional certificates and through partnerships with nine universities, grants baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.

Northwestern Michigan College recognizes the uniqueness of its students and offers scholarships of up to $5,000 each for new international student applicants. These scholarships will be awarded to new students applying for fall 2012 admission and will be based on students’ academic

achievement. All majors or programs of study will be considered.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/yQGve3

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THE OHIO CENTER FOR BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Ohio Center for Broadcasting’s program allows international students to gain industry experience while staying connected to family and friends

back home through the radio. Students enrolled in OCB’s program can begin hosting their own radio show (that’s broadcasted worldwide) during the first week of the program.

The Ohio Center for Broadcasting (OCB) is now accepting scholarship applications from international students! A scholarship for international students was established to promote globalization and provide international students with an opportunity to study abroad and gain valuable training for a career in broadcasting.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/MU9OU0

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EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

Eastern Washington University is a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. The university’s beautiful campus, NCAA Division I athletics and opportunities for hands-on, real-world learning provide a

classic, yet unique college experience. A focus on personal attention, faculty excellence and community collaboration allows Eastern to accomplish its mission for preparing well-rounded students ready to hit the ground running in their chosen career fields.

Eastern Washington University offers scholarships to freshman and transfer students with a GPA of

3.2 or higher who maintain current F-1 and J-1 visa status. 1+2+1 students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 71 iBT or IELTS score of 6.0 to be eligible. The award amount is $1,500 – $4,500 for the academic year, excludes summer session. Recipients must meet 3.5 cumulative GPA to maintain scholarships each quarter and duration.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Lliz7g

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WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Whitworth University, founded in 1890, is a private, residential, Christian liberal arts institution that welcomes students of all faiths and

backgrounds and celebrates the richness that this diversity brings to the campus community. Whitworth is considered one of the best values among universities in the West and exemplifies its commitment to academic excellence and financial aid. This commitment includes the university’s strong dedication to supporting qualifying international students with both merit-based and institutional need-based aid opportunities.

Whitworth offers scholarships and grants up to 60 percent of the cost of tuition, or $20,200, for qualified students entering the 2012-13 academic year. Scholarships and institutional need-based aid are also available for transfer students.

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

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS Founded in 1766, Rutgers University is the eighth oldest college in

America. Rutgers is also the only public university in New Jersey in the

Association of American Universities (AAU). AAU institutions are North

America’s 61 leading research universities, recognized for the quality and scope of their research and educational programs. As the southernmost of the three regional campuses that comprise Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers-Camden, situated in the heart of the Philadelphia metro region, delivers all the resources of a world-class research university with all of the benefits of a small, supportive campus.

Rutgers University-Camden offers first year and transfer undergraduate scholarships and graduate assistantships and scholarships to international students. Undergraduate applicants must submit SAT scores to qualify for merit scholarships. Merit scholarships range from $1,000-$10,000.

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

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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Iowa State is an international, prestigious university with a friendly

welcoming personality. More than 28,000 students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions. It’s a culturally diverse student body with students from all 50 states and more than 110 countries.

Iowa State University awards International Student Ambassador Scholarships to students with exceptional leadership qualities and a desire to positively represent both their home country and Iowa State University to prospective students. Different award levels range from $4,000/year (renewable)up to $7,000/year (renewable).

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/rxshF9

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN OFFERS CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

Founded in 1766, Rutgers University is the eighth oldest college in

America. Rutgers is also the only public university in New Jersey in the

Association of American Universities (AAU). AAU institutions are North America’s 61 leading research universities, recognized for the quality and scope of their research and educational programs.

Rutgers-Camden will waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement upon successful completion of one of our approved ESL programs and is still accepting applications! In addition, Rutgers-Camden only requires the SAT from native English speakers and from those who wish to be considered for a merit scholarship.

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

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NEW MCAT PREPARATION TOOL FOR PRE-MED STUDENTS

MCAT Preparation Products have launched a new preparation tool to help pre-med students prepare independently for the MCAT exam. The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package gives a student the ability to identify his or her strengths and weaknesses in MCAT content after answering questions from previously administered MCAT exams.

The tool features a confidence survey comparing self-reported confidence to actual performance

and analytic summary showing individual performance and comparing it to the average performance on various sections of the test. The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package includes:

-Physical Sciences Self-Assessment: 213 questions

-Physics and General Chemistry Tests

-Biological Sciences Self-Assessment: 208 questions

-Biology and Organic Chemistry Tests

-Verbal Reasoning Self-Assessment: 120 questions

-Verbal Reasoning Test

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/OW0Vxz

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TOUR THE GULF COAST

International students attending the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal School (NAVSCOLEOD) on board Eglin Air Force Base in Niceville, Fla., spent the weekend of May 25-27 touring the Gulf Coast as part of a cultural immersion experience.

Eighteen students from Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Botswana visited coastal locations between Niceville and New Orleans as part of a field trip that is scheduled when international students reach the Air Ordnance Division course of instruction at NAVSCOLEOD.

The trip is included in the curriculum by the International Field Studies Program to help immerse foreign students into the local culture and environment, expose them to the diverse population in American society and enhance their understanding of the American way of life before they return to their home countries.

For more information, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/Mw6D4k

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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY OPENS ELS LANGUAGE CENTER

Texas Tech University and ELS marked the opening of the ELS Language Center in Lubbock, Texas this week. It will offer international

students excellent preparation for academic English and more flexibility as they plan their university studies. Texas Tech is offering conditional admission through ELS University Admission Services and is accepting completion of ELS Level 112, as an alternative to a TOEFL or IELTS score.

The ELS Language Center is located a short walk from campus and offers placement and new classes beginning every four weeks. ELS is also offering tuition and housing scholarships for sessions for the rest of 2012. ELS students will have access to on-campus housing, computer and library services and the Student Recreation Center.

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

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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.