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Education USA weekly updates – No. 294 * 4 September 2012



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I. Financial Aid

UG : Carroll College Merit-Based Scholarships

UG : Vanderbilt University Need-Based Scholarships

UG/Grad : Full Sail University Global Achievement Scholarships

Grad : The University of Tulsa College of Law LL.M. Scholarships

Grad/Postgrad : Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Competitive Graduate Award

II. Campus News

• New International Summer Program at Rutgers University

• Join the Hobsons Middle East and Africa Virtual Student Fair and Win a $3,000 Scholarship

• Experts Suggest Ways to Help International Students Make Friends

• Louisiana State University Non-Profit Aids International Students

• Eastern Iowa Community College Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Energy Center


Carroll College’s philosophy is to help students realize what kind of life

they can lead. As a Catholic Diocesan college, Carroll College is uniquely positioned to combine the spiritual with the academic, the contemplation

with the action. Not only do they encourage students to reflect on their

place in the world, but encourage them to act to make the world a better


Carroll College offers The Bishop Carroll Merit Award, worth $16,000. Qualifications for the award are based on a combination of SAT or ACT scores and secondary school grades. To be eligible, students must have graduated from an accredited secondary school, completed less than 1 full year of university and attend Carroll full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester).

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sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of

cutting edge research, liberal arts, nationally recognized schools of

business and divinity and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex questions affecting health, culture and society.

Vanderbilt University offers need-based scholarships for international students. Scholarships range from $36,000-$63,500 per year for four years. To be eligible,students must submit the College Board’s International CSS PROFILE. If students cannot afford to pay for the College Board’s International CSS PROFILE, students should contact their admissions counselor at Vanderbilt.

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Full Sail’s mission is to provide students with an innovative style of education, delivered by a staff of dedicated individuals, that addresses the career

opportunities available in an ever-growing, constantly evolving industry. They do this by developing unique curricula that combine elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement. Their education is delivered via immersive teaching methods, both in Full Sail’s real world production studios and classrooms, as well as through an online learning environment.

Full Sail University is offering the Global Achievement Scholarship, designed to encourage and develop future international entertainment and media professionals throughout the world. Through this scholarship, eligible participants may receive up to $5,000 toward the tuition of their Full Sail campus degree program.

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The University of Tulsa College of Law, a private law school with a total enrollment of less than 400, offers special opportunities to JD and LL.M.

candidates for leadership and academic excellence that few other law schools offer – opportunities that will enhance each students’ legal education and

professional development in a collegial atmosphere where students collaborate and faculty have a true open-door policy.

The University of Tulsa College of Law offers limited "Inaugural Scholarships" for spring semester 2013 to qualified applicants for the Master’s of Law (LL.M.) in American Law for Foreign Lawyers: Energy Law concentration. Students pursuing the Energy Law concentration will examine legal and policy approaches for achieving the important goals of energy reliability, sustainable supplies of natural resources and a healthy environment.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public comprehensive

university dedicated to the communication, expansion and integration of knowledge through excellent undergraduate education as its first priority and complementary excellent graduate and

professional academic programs; through the scholarly, creative and research activity of its faculty,

staff and students; and through public service and cultural and arts programming in its region.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) offers the Competitive Graduate Award to highly qualified new graduate students, including students from underrepresented groups, who are accepted into advanced degree programs at SIUE. Applicants must be new graduate students, whose first term of enrollment as a classified student in a graduate degree program at SIUE will be no earlier than Summer 2012.

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NEW INTERNATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAM AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY The new International Summer Program at Rutgers, The State University

of New Jersey, offers high school and university students from abroad the opportunity to broaden their horizons and explore their options for

further study at U.S. universities. International students will be studying and living at one of the premier public research universities in the United States.

Located in New Brunswick, NJ, within the New York metropolitan area, Rutgers boasts the most diverse campus in the nation, according to US News & World Report. Both the pre-college noncredit and the undergraduate academic programs include all instruction,lodging, meals, cultural activities, day trips, and ground transportation in the U.S.

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The Hobsons Virtual Student Fair in Middle East and North Africa will take

place on September 22nd and offers a realistic, computer-generated environment where you can interact with others. Get admissions information from U.S. colleges and universities and chat live with them when you log in! You will also have the chance to chat with international students like you who are already on campus and watch student video webcasts and download them.

You will also be eligible to win USD3,000 in scholarships- all you need to do is follow these 2 easy steps: 1) Register Online and 2) Attend the Fair!

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Some international students have few friends in their host country when they study overseas. One study in the United States found that thirty-eight percent of foreign students said they had no close American friends. Communications specialist Elisabeth Gareis studied more than four hundred fifty foreign


Elisabeth says that efforts on how to improve relationships between the two groups of students have yet to be studied in detail. However, she also says that these efforts should begin with the college or university, and that these institutions have been working harder.

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Claire Malsch didn’t have a pillow, a lamp or a drying rack for her dishes when she moved to Baton Rouge. While a trip home or a visit to a local

department store might be easy for some students, Malsch can’t go home to get the essentials — she’s spending a year away from her home in France to study business at the University.

For students like Malsch, the International Student Loan Closet uses donations to provide an inexpensive, convenient option for international students in need of household items. The Loan Closet, a service provided by the International Hospitality Foundation, is a nonprofit organization on campus, and all workers are volunteers. Any revenue is recycled back into the program to purchase new items.

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The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges received a $1.6 million grant to

teach students about careers in energy and environmental sciences. The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation, which initially awarded the seed money to start the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center in 1994, said Ellen Kabat-Lensch, the center’s executive director. The $1.6 million grant will be awarded over four years.

“EICC is committed to being on the leading edge of workforce preparation,” Chancellor Don Doucette said. “This new grant will allow us to not only better serve our local community, but also the nation’s high schools and community colleges.” Kabat-Lensch said the primary function of the center is to develop curriculum and train teachers to educate students about careers in the fields of energy and environmental sciences.

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EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.