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Education USA weekly updates – No. 290 * 6 August 2012

clip_image002clip_image004clip_image006Issue #290 August 6th, 2012

I. Financial Aid

UG : Montana State University Need-and Merit-Based Scholarships

UG : Albion College Need- and Merit-Based Scholarships

UG : Emporia State University Partial Tuition Waivers

Grad : Oklahoma City University International Business Scholarships

Grad : University of California Irvine Paul Merage School of Business Fellowships

Grad/Postgrad : New York University Hauser Scholars Program

II. Campus News

• Join CollegeWeek Live International Day and Win a $1,000 Scholarship

• Indiana University Professor Teaches Using Avatars

• Mount Holyoke College Announces Inaugural Women’s Academy

• Students Attend Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership World Leadership Congress

• More Universities Offer Free Online Courses



Montana State University (MSU) offers baccalaureate degrees in 60 fields

with many different options, master’s degrees in 43 fields, and doctoral

degrees in 20 fields. MSU also offers a specialist degree in Education. The College of Nursing offers a Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner certificate as well as a Clinical Nurse Specialist option.

Montan State University offers scholarships to new international students. These scholarships are available to qualified international students, freshmen or transfer, applying to begin their studies either fall or spring semester. Documents required in the international undergraduate application will determine eligibility, and no separate scholarship application is required. Selection is based on previous academic achievement, test scores, potential for success at MSU, and overall fit with the institution and its academic programs.

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clip_image008clip_image010clip_image012clip_image014clip_image016ALBION COLLEGE NEED- AND MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS An independent, coeducational, residential college in south-central

Michigan, Albion College is committed to the liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1835 and historically related to the United Methodist Church, the College is dedicated to preserving the values of the past, to serving the needs of the present, and to anticipating the goals of the future.

Albion College offers scholarships to new international students who demonstrate the highest academic potential and bring significant co-curricular interests to our campus will receive the greatest consideration for these awards. In awarding scholarships, Albion College also considers an applicant’s financial need upon review of the application, as well as other criteria.

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Emporia State University is celebrating its 150th anniversary dedicated to changing students’ lives through quality education. A dynamic and progressive student-centered community, Emporia State University helps international students engage in academic excellence, community involvement, and the pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment. The University and its surrounding community offer a unique environment for cultural and academic immersion in the United States.

Emporia State University is now offering partial tuition waivers to international to undergraduate students. The University has made available tuition-waivers of up to $9,000 per year to qualified students who come from underrepresented countries. The partial tuition waiver is calculated based on the out-of-state tuition. The waiver will be awarded to students who are successfully admitted to undertake undergraduate studies at Emporia State University. In addition, the student must be recommended by an EducationUSA adviser. To recommend a student, EducationUSA adviser are

asked to use our Recommendation Form (request via email: [email protected] ).

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clip_image018clip_image020clip_image012[1]clip_image014[1]clip_image022clip_image016[1]OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS

Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university

located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated

with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in

the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. More than 60 undergraduate majors, 12 graduate degrees, and the Adult Studies Program for working adults to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.

Oklahoma City University offers International Business Graduate Scholarships to international students. Scholarship awards are selected at admission only and are for tuition only for Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), and Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS). Awards are based on GMAT or GRE scores at the time of admission. Scholarship is renewable only if a 3.00 cumulative graduate GPA is maintained.

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The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD and undergraduate business degrees – that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. Graduates have the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through strategic innovation – supported by analytical decision-making, information technology and collaborative execution, and enhanced by a highly-personalized learning environment. In-class and on-site experiences with real-world business issues give our students the edge needed to help companies compete in today’s global economy.

University of California Irvine offers fellowships to international students. Business leadership experience and academic record can qualify recipients to receive financial assistance and help fund their MBA. These merit-based scholarships, called fellowships, are awarded to high-achieving Full Time MBA students. Fellowship recipients receive a financial award applied towards admissions and fees over the course of the Full Time MBA Program, small group dinners and regular personal involvement with the Dean, exclusive invitations to Dean’s Leadership Circle Events, a Career Services Strategy & Visioning Workshop, and invitations to exclusive events and dinners with members of the Dean’s Advisory Board.

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clip_image024clip_image026clip_image028clip_image030NEW YORK UNIVERSITY HAUSER SCHOLARS PROGRAM

As part of the Hauser Global Law School Program, the Hauser Scholars Program was founded in 1995 at the initiative of alumna Rita Hauser and New York University (NYU) School of Law. Since its inauguration, the Hauser Scholars Program has become the leading initiative pursuing the adaptation of legal education in the United States towards an increasingly global perspective. It reflects the Law School’s conviction that the practice of law and legal research has escaped the bounds of any particular jurisdiction and that legal education can no longer ignore the interpenetration of legal systems.

NYU offers scholarships to the finest students from countries across the world. These select individuals are invited to join the NYU School of Law community (either as LL.M. candidates or as Research Scholars) and to share their perspectives and experiences from their own legal systems with the rest of the Law School academic community. The Hauser Scholars are fully funded throughout the year of their studies at NYU School of Law and are integrated intellectually and socially in the events of the Hauser Global Law School Program and NYU School of Law.

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Join CollegeWeek Live on August 22nd for International Day, a free online event devoted to

answering your questions about the admissions process, program information, and student life.

You’ll have a chance to text chat with college reps, explore more than 300 colleges, and watch live presentations from industry experts on writing your college essays, preparing for the TOEFL, getting a U.S. Visa, and more. Register now and enter to win a $1,000 scholarship!

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This fall, an Indiana University Kokomo professor will teach an art

philosophy class to students who might be disguised as robots,

dinosaurs, or vampires. Gregory Steel is the only IU professor to teach a

course in the virtual reality world known as Second Life. Instead of meeting on the IU Kokomo campus, students create avatars and log in to move their avatars through a virtual classroom.

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Determined to ready themselves for their college careers, 25 students, including nine from China, are attending Mount Holyoke College’s inaugural Women’s Academy for International Leadership Development.

The academy comprises an academic program of workshops and seminars taught by MHC and guest faculty, college application training and mentoring by MHC admission staff, visits to area colleges and universities, social activities, and trips to Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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Tristan Sweeney, a resident of Middletown, New Jersey, recently attended the 2012 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) World Leadership Congress (WLC). Tristan joined over 425 international students representing 15 different countries for the week-long seminar. Tristan is the son of Asa Sweeney and Melissa Sweeney and represented Middletown High School North. Founded in 1958, HOBY is the nation’s foremost nonprofit youth leadership development organization.

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There is massive growth in open online courses, or MOOCs. These higher education courses are mostly free and, so far, largely in technical areas like computer science. MOOCs are usually open to anyone and can have

thousands of students around the world. Some top universities are starting to offer their own MOOCs.

For example, this week the University of California, Berkeley, announced it has joined a nonprofit enterprise called edX. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology started edX and have each invested thirty million dollars.

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Contact an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university. (Note: students must apply for financial aid directly with the institution listed)

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