Education USA weekly updates – No. 287 * 16 July 2012
I. Financial Aid
UG: University of Evansville Academic Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Lewis and Clark College Need-Based Scholarships Grad: Illinois State University Graduate Assistantships Grad: Emporia State University Partial Tuition Scholarships
Issue #287 July 16th, 2012
Grad: Robert Morris University Master’s of Information Sciences Grant
Grad: The Ohio State University LL.M. Merit-Based Scholarships
Postgrad/Postdoc: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship Program
II. Campus News
• Eastern Illinois University Increases Focus on Integrative Learning
• Loyola University New Orleans Offers New Course in Urban Geography
• Fulbright Exchange Program in Vietnam Celebrates 20th Anniversary
UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE ACADEMIC MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of Evansville has received national recognition for its dedication to international education. 2,934 students from 49 countries and
43 states experience a distinctive curriculum built on exposure to great
ideas, timeless themes, significant questions and multiple perspectives to prepare them not only for their first jobs, but for their very best jobs. Faculty members, passionate about teaching, prepare students for success in whatever directions their careers take them. Since its inception, students savor a sense of belonging on campus and appreciate the significance of their personal and professional behavior.
The University of Evansville offers Academic Scholarships in a range of approximately $10,000 to
$16,500 each academic year with limited substantially higher awards for outstanding academic performance. Scholarships are awarded to students who display excellent academic credentials. There is no separate financial aid application to complete as each applicant is automatically considered for academic merit-based scholarship.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/zoQXxC
LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Lewis and Clark College is an institution with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and
Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School
—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration.
Lewis & Clark College offers need-based scholarships to international students who demonstrate financial need. Approximately 45 awards are made to new international students each fall. The average award in the 2010-11 academic year was approximately $22,000.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/NjCG8b
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
Illinois State is a public university offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 188 fields of study. Students and scholars from around the world study at Illinois State University, share diverse viewpoints and enrich the campus community. At Illinois State, students
receive individualized attention from professors, 98 percent of whom hold the highest degrees in their field.
Illinois State University offers graduate assistantships that include a monthly stipend. The amount varies depending on the number of hours required, student status, source of the funding, or nature of the assistantship assignment. To be eligible for an assistantship students must: be admitted as a degree student in a graduate academic program OR have a minimum of 120 undergraduate hours if in an integrated degree program OR be enrolled full time during the contract period and maintain
good academic standing.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/O0y1X8
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY PARTIAL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS Emporia State University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education
where individuals of diverse backgrounds and beliefs come to learn and work together professionally and respectfully. Emporia University seeks to create and uphold high intellectual standards and make those standards accessible to
all who engage in the learning process and foster a curiosity about life and society that will lead to informed and involved citizenship in all of its forms.
Emporia State University offers a partial tuition waiver scholarship to new international graduate students. This program is only available to students who are advised and recommended by EducationUSA advisers.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/O0DYDt
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY MASTER’S OF INFORMATION SCIENCES GRANT
Robert Morris University is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-location institution offering associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs that focus on integrating theory and applications. Robert Morris University prepares students to
be practitioners in their chosen fields, socially responsible to their communities, and a foundation for their families.
Robert Morris University offers a grant to international and in-state students applying for the Master’s in Information Systems of $1500/per course. There are a total of 14 courses to complete the degree and the total grant equals $21,000. The grant applies with acceptance to the program – no special application is needed to apply for this grant.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Mj3mGT
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY LL.M. MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
At The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, you will not only earn
a law degree from one of the top law schools in the nation, but you will forever be part of a community committed to your professional success.
The Moritz College of Law is pleased to offer merit scholarships to top LL.M. applicants in for the
2013-2014 academic year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from 15 September until 15
March each year. The Moritz College of Law offers a small LL.M. program (capped at 25 students) in the heart of one of the largest comprehensive research universities in the United States. We’d love to tell you more about our program, our university, and the city we call home!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ucwTDN
THE WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes outstanding and award winning scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its non-partisan dialogue. Each year, the Center hosts around 160
scholars who conduct independent research on national and/or international issues addressing key public policy challenges.
Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows will conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key challenges of past, present and future issues confronting the United States and the world.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Nepowo
EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY INCREASES FOCUS ON INTEGRATIVE LEARNING
Eastern Illinois University is increasing their focus on integrative learning to ensure student experience is balanced between academics and personal development. Integrative learning creates environments, opportunities, and
activities that enable students to connect their university experiences inside the classroom and outside the classroom.
Eastern Illinois University successfully prepares students for life beyond the classroom, as 86% of graduates in 2011 found employment within their field of study within 7 months of graduation.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Nc6dmo
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS OFFERS NEW COURSE IN URBAN GEOGRAPHY
In the spring of 2012, Loyola University New Orleans offered its first course in urban geography and the geography of New Orleans through the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences. Richard Campanella, a highly-regarded environmental geographer,
was brought to campus to teach the course, Urban Geography: New Orleans Case Study.
The difficult urban challenges facing communities across America and in particular New Orleans require decisive leadership backed by a thorough understanding of complex issues. As the only accredited urban planning school within the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas, the Department of Planning and Urban Studies (PLUS) has been an important regional institution helping to train leaders in urban issues for over 40 years.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/MmQJdO
FULBRIGHT EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN VIETNAM CELEBRATES
Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton celebrated the 20th
anniversary of Vietnam’s Fulbright exchange program, which has involved 8,000 American and
Vietnamese students, scholars, educators and businesspeople.
Upon reading her remarks Walter Pincus, a former investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reminisces about his experience 42 years ago when he was sent to Vietnam to get a clear picture of the Vietnam War out to the American people.
For more information, please visit: http://wapo.st/NMWG5B
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