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Education USA weekly updates- No.286 * 9 July 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG: Hesston College Academic Merit-Based Scholarships

Issue #286 July 9th, 2012

UG: San Francisco State University Diana T.Y. Chung Memorial Scholarships UG/Grad: Southern New Hampshire University Academic Merit-Based Scholarships UG/Grad/Postgrad: Eastern Tennessee State University Academic Merit-Based Scholarships Grad: The University of New Mexico In-State Tuition Scholarships

II. Campus News

• New Undergraduate Programs at The University of Iowa

• The American Institute of CPAs Offers International Student Memberships

• International Students Celebrate Fourth of July

• University of Virginia Provides Aid to Refugees

• Northwestern Michigan College Engineering Club Completes Best-Ever Baja Finish

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HESSTON COLLEGE ACADEMIC MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS Hesston College is a two-year college affiliated with the Mennonite

Church and offers a unique and competitive learning environment. With

nearly 450 students and a faculty-student ratio of 1:14, there are numerous opportunities for life, learning, and leadership that are distinct even among small colleges.

Hesston College offers International Scholarships to new undergraduate students. The scholarship amount is determined after students submit the application for admission along with their academic records.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/LVOHP2

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SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY DIANA T.Y. CHUNG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

For more than 100 years, San Francisco State has played a key role in shaping their city and the surrounding Bay Area. As a vibrant modern institution, San Francisco State has grown and evolved with the times and, as they have done

so, many students, alumni and faculty have been recognized as influential national and international opinion leaders.

San Francisco State University offers The Diana T.Y. Chung Memorial Scholarship to one new and one current international student. The amount of each award will vary from year-to-year, but will be no less than $1,000.00 per student. Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic ability, financial need and willingness to promote international goodwill at the University. To be considered for this scholarship, all new incoming international students must have submitted an admission application to San Francisco State University.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/LVNZl4

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SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Southern New Hampshire University is dedicated to helping students make the most of their potential – whether they study on campus, or online. Students can choose from more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in business, education, hospitality, community economic development and liberal arts.

Southern New Hampshire University offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships are awarded in two installments for the academic year. Maximum award is $3000 for the full program awarded in two installments during the first two terms.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/L2pgjS

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EASTERN TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

East Tennessee State provides outstanding programs of study, enhanced access to education, distinctive research opportunities, and a variety of distance education offerings to attract students from around the region and the world.

Innovation and integration of educational programs, opportunities and scholarly activities enable ETSU to enrich the cultural and intellectual environment, advance economic development, and increase the level of educational attainment of our community and region.

Eastern Tennessee State University offers new international undergraduate or graduate students academic merit scholarships. The scholarship covers 50 percent of in and out-of-state tuition. The scholarship lasts for the duration of the recipient’s program of study. The scholarship can also be applied to summer semesters.

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

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO IN-STATE TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the University sits in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 900,000

people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.

The University of New Mexico offers the Amigo Scholarship to first-time international graduate students which allows them to pay in-state tuition rates and receive a $200 stipend per academic year. The Amigo Scholarship is a tuition-specific award and does not convert to a cash award if the recipient’s tuition is covered by other means, such as an assistantship or scholarship.

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

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NEW UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA The University of Iowa is a major national research university located in Iowa

City in southeast Iowa, on the Iowa River.

Recently, they added two new undergraduate programs: International Relations

and Environmental Policy and Planning in order to meet increased demand among students for courses in environmental and international policy.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/pe5I7Q

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THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CPAS OFFERS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS

The American Institute of CPAs has recently expanded their website, ThisWaytoCPA.com, to allow international students to become members.

The website, designed to educate college students and CPA-exam candidates about the path to becoming a CPA, now contains information to help international students understand the process of registering for the CPA exam and becoming a U.S. CPA while living overseas.

For more information, please visit: http://on.mktw.net/MFXk5Q

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY

For many students, the Fourth of July is a holiday they have celebrated for years, but for international students, such as Zadran, the experience is still fairly new.

When Zuleikha Zadran came to the U.S. at the age of 13, it was the war in

Afghanistan that pushed her family to leave. But now, as an American citizen and recent Michigan

State University graduate, she feels love for both countries.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/L2lQh0

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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PROVIDES AID TO REFUGEES

Largely impacted by its vibrant international community, the University of Virginia (UVA) has taken many steps to continue its good work in the world. Charlottesville is home to the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit organization that provides aid to refugees who have recently

fled warzones, famine, or political strife to start new lives in the United States.

UVA students are both eager to educate themselves about current humanitarian crises as well as extend a helping hand. As a result, Madison House, UVA’s student volunteer “hub,” now runs a unique, year-long program called “Bridging the Gap.” Students apply to be both a friend and mentor to child refugees from countries such as Sierra Leone, Iraq, and Togo. They help with homework, kick soccer balls around, and visit museums on weekends.

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

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NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE ENGINEERING CLUB COMPLETES BEST-EVER BAJA FINISH

Measured by odometer, the NMC Engineering Club’s road to the annual

SAE Baja endurance race and its best finish ever clocked in at just under 1,000 miles.

But measured by other yardsticks – including the personal growth and maturity of the students, the slope of their learning curve and the collaboration of NMC faculty – the April trip to Auburn University was an odyssey.

Sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Baja race has been a tradition of the Engineering Club and adviser Jim Coughlin for several years. Teams design, build and race cars over a tough dirt course.

“You start with nothing,” said club member Doug Grunder.

In years past, the team spent more time building the car than designing it. This year, design got equal attention. The team felt they had built their best car ever.

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

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