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Education USA weekly updates – No.291* 13 August 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG : Semester At Sea Merit-Based Scholarships

UG : Chestnut Hill College Merit-Based Scholarships

UG : Monmouth College Merit-Based Tuition Waivers

UG/Grad : Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Scholarships

Grad : The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business International Student Ambassador


Postgrad/Postdoc : The United States Institute for Peace Senior Fellowships

II. Campus News

• University of California Irvine Announces Building for the Future Campaign

• Full Sail University Students Featured on the Set of Batman Film

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

• How Parents Can Research U.S. College Safety

• Virtual College Tours Help Universities Broaden International Reach

• Siena Heights University Recognized as Best Employer


Established in 1963, Semester at Sea is the only short term program of its kind in the world. In its nearly 50-year history, Semester at Sea has launched 111 voyages. More than 55,000 individuals representing 1,500 institutions have traveled to over 60 countries since the program’s inception. Using a ship as a traveling campus, students, faculty, staff and lecturers live and learn together on diverse and enriching itineraries. SAS has a notable English immersion program and provides an ideal environment for cross-cultural collaboration.

Semester at Sea offers international students scholarships. Scholarships are awarded by the Institute for Shipboard Education to help make the program a reality for all students regardless of financial status. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 in the spring and fall and $500 – $5000 in the summer.

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clip_image016clip_image018clip_image020clip_image008[1]clip_image010[1]clip_image012[1]clip_image014[1]clip_image022CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS Founded in 1924, Chestnut Hill College is a private Catholic-affiliated

institution marked by academic excellence and global awareness. The

College welcomes international students and offers a wide variety of

rigorous academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The School of Undergraduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College is offering academic scholarships and merit awards for international students ranging from $5,000 – $15,000 annually – a significant portion of the total cost of attendance.

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Monmouth College is a private, selective, residential liberal arts college in the Midwest, offering majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts

and humanities. Monmouth offers small, seminar-style classes, varied internship and study abroad opportunities, and summer research experiences to thoughtful, intellectually engaged and ambitious students from across the United States and around the world.

Monmouth College offers scholarships to international students with demonstrated records of academic achievement and the promise of future potential. The College’s financial assistance ranges from approximately $10,000 per year up to $20,000 per year in the form of tuition waivers for academically distinguished students.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was founded 22 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight. The University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace. The curriculum at Embry-Riddle covers the operation, engineering, research, manufacturing,

marketing, and management of modern aircraft and the systems that support them.

Embry-Riddle University offers various scholarships to international students. Scholarship awards vary from $500 to $5,000 and scholarship criteria also varies. Some are very specific and others are very general.

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The Fisher MBA program at Ohio State produces highly sought-after graduates who populate the ranks of some of the world’s best and most exciting companies. They are prepared to make an immediate positive difference for themselves, their employers, their communities, and for the world at large.

The Fisher College of Business offers the International Student Ambassador scholarship. Each year, two incoming international students are selected to work as student ambassadors to the MBA program. Student ambassadors often serve as the first point of contact for prospective Fisher candidates, and they are thought of as the face of the Fisher MBA program. The role of the ambassador is to help prospective students navigate the admissions process and ease their transition to enrolling at Fisher. The Student Ambassador will work 10 hours per week in exchange for 50 percent tuition and fee waiver and monthly stipend of $715 during the academic year.

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The United States Institute for Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by the United States Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government’s ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance national security.

The United States Institute for Peace is offering The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship Program which provides scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges. Senior Fellowships generally last for ten months, starting in October. Shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

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clip_image030clip_image032clip_image034clip_image008[3]clip_image010[2]clip_image012[3]clip_image014[2]clip_image008[4]clip_image010[3]clip_image012[4]clip_image014[3]UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE ANNOUNCES BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE CAMPAIGN

The University of California Irvine Merage School of Business has announced an exciting new campaign — Building for the Future — a $50 million building initiative that

will take their remarkable business school to new heights of excellence in student

learning opportunities, faculty research, community engagement, and facilities and grounds.

The new building will be a showcase of Orange County’s premier business community and the partnerships launched between the Merage School and the entrepreneurs, executives and philanthropists who have supported their efforts.

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"The Dark Knight Rises" hit theaters last week, bringing director Christopher Nolan’s epic vision of the Batman mythos to a close. The film is the

culmination of an eight-year journey for the cast and crew of the trilogy, and this final chapter included the work of 19 Full Sail students from the university’s Film, Recording Arts, and Creative Writing programs.

Full Sail University has a history of producing outstanding entertainment industry professionals in disciplines like recording arts, film, computer animation, entertainment business, video game development and web design.

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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. And enter to win a $1,000 scholarship

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clip_image036clip_image038clip_image040clip_image014[4]HOW PARENTS CAN RESEARCH U.S. COLLEGE SAFETY Sending a son or daughter off to college marks a major milestone for

parents. It is a time to loosen the reins of child rearing as their student moves to a new, more

independent environment. For international parents, the send-off can be an even bigger transition.

Unlike parents living in the United States, international parents will likely have a harder time dropping by, checking in, and ultimately knowing their children are safe and sound at school. U.S. college officials generally go to great lengths to make their campuses safe. Still, here are a few steps parents can take before and during their student’s college experience to help ensure safety.

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When Chris Carson started 15 years ago, most U.S.

colleges and universities were not using the internet to attract new students. What university sites offered in 1997, he said, were dry explanations of

programs and courses, with few pictures and no videos.

“There was rarely something that talked about the actual experience of going to a particular school,” he said. Today, schools are using sophisticated multimedia presentations to recreate campuses, lecture halls, campus life and, in some cases, even visits to surrounding areas.

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Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being "the best of the best." Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.

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