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Education USA weekly updates – No 295 * 10 September 2012




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I. Financial Aid

UG : University of the Incarnate Word Academic Scholarships

UG : Wentworth Institute of Technology Merit-Based Scholarships

UG : Calvin College Merit-Based Scholarships

UG/Grad : Pittsburg State University Kansas International Scholarships

Grad : Worcester Polytechnic Institute School of Business Fellowships

Grad/Postgrad : University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Need-Based Tuition Remissions

II. Campus News

• College of Staten Island Offers New Student Housing Option

• Register Now for the Hobsons Asia Virtual Student Fair and Win a $3,000 Scholarship

• Mount Holyoke College Celebrates 175 Years of Women of Influence

• Georgetown University Updates Online Application

• University of Hartford Offers Dual Degree Engineering and Business Degree

• Syracuse University Welcomes New International Students


The first Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, three young French women motivated by the love of God and their recognition of God’s presence in each person, came to San Antonio in 1869 to minister to the sick and the poor. Their spirit of Christian service is perpetuated in the University of the Incarnate Word primarily through teaching and scholarship, encompassing research and artistic expression. Inspired by Judeo-Christian values, the University aims to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens.

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) offers academic scholarships to first year students based on high school grades and SAT/ACT scores. Awards range from $5,000 – $12,000 and are renewable for four years. First year students who graduate(d) from a Catholic High School receive an additional $2,000 scholarship, which is also renewable for four years. All undergraduate degree seeking students receive a one-time International Scholarship of $1,000.

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At Wentworth, you will enjoy the best of both worlds: small college comforts and big city excitement. You will find a tree-lined quad, campus-wide wireless Internet access, modern and traditional residence halls, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, and more on our 31-acre campus.

The Wentworth Institute of Technology offers merit-based scholarships to all accepted international students. All applicants are automatically considered for Merit Awards – no additional application is necessary. Merit Scholarships ranged from $1,000/year to $20,000/year for the entering class of Fall 2012. The Merit evaluation is determined by the Admissions Office and begins in mid-January.

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Calvin’s intellectually rigorous education will challenge you to stretch your mind, to consider the possibility that there is truth in positions beyond the

ones you’ve always known. And, grounded in an unwavering Christian

faith, it will challenge you to stretch your heart. It will expand your capacity to care, to get involved, to believe and to love. In short, Calvin isn’t for the

faint of heart—but it’s an education that is fully relevant to your life and to the world today.

Calvin College offers merit-based scholarships to international students at the same level as Americans! Academic Scholarships range between $1,000-$15,000 and are renewable every year. Currently, 75% of students receive some form of academic scholarship at Calvin. Apply by January

1 for your application fee to be waived!

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Pittsburg State University (Kansas), a comprehensive regional university,

offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and

sciences, technology, business, and education.

Pittsburg State University is currently offering $1,000 one-time scholarships for international undergraduate applicants for the Spring 2013 semester. Scholarships will be awarded on a first- come basis based on the application for admission and transcripts submitted. The deadline to apply is October 15.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute, one of the nation’s premier technological

universities, delivers innovative management programs integrating

business and technology. Graduate Business Programs at WPI merge conceptual theory with real- world practice. Hands-on, active learning creates graduates who stand apart because of their ability to apply the fundamentals of technology and management to solving challenging, real-world problems. Every aspect of WPI’s Graduate Management Programs recognizes the importance of this intersection of business and technology. WPI graduates gain the resources and experience to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute School of Business offers fellowships to international graduate students studying business, management, marketing, and information technology. Recipients will receive a living stipend for the duration of their program, must enroll in full-time study and work 15 hours per week with School of Business faculty, and remain in good academic standing.

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clip_image022clip_image024clip_image026clip_image028clip_image010[3]clip_image012[2]clip_image030clip_image020[2]clip_image032UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH NEED-BASED TUITION REMISSIONS

The mission of the University of Wisconsin is to develop human

resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve

and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual,

cultural, and humane sensitivities, scientific, professional and

technological expertise, and a sense of purpose. Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, extended training, and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of the UW System is the search for truth.

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh offers need-based non-resident graduate tuition remissions to eligible international students. Students are eligible if they are admitted in full-standing to a graduate degree or certificate program, are enrolled full-time each spring and fall semester, and financial need is the primary consideration for receiving a remission. Amounts vary from year to year based on changes in tuition and are subject to funding availability.

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The College of Staten Island (CSI) offers an unusual opportunity – to

experience life in New York while studying on a large and picturesque 204- acre campus. The campus boasts the great lawn, athletic fields, sculpture

and seating areas, all surrounded by mature woodlands. Fourteen buildings house classrooms, laboratories, instructional spaces, study lounges, and offices.

Starting in Fall 2013, CSI students will be able to live on campus in our brand new student housing. Great amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, computer center, study lounges, cafe and social lounge, and much more will be available to them.

At CSI, the students will find: excellent associate, bachelor and master degree programs as well as doctoral programs in cooperation with the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, renowned faculty, vibrant campus life, affordable tuition, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the art facilities.

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The Hobsons Virtual Student Fair in Asia will take place this Saturday,

September 15th 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!

For more information, please visit:

clip_image034clip_image036clip_image038clip_image010[4]clip_image020[3]MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE CELEBRATES 175 YEARS OF WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

Throughout the 2012–2013 academic year, Mount Holyoke is celebrating

175 Years of Women of Influence.

It’s a commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the College’s opening—an act that launched a revolution in women’s education—and a tribute to the thousands of alumnae who have used their Mount Holyoke educations to create, contribute, inspire, and lead.

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The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Georgetown University has

recently updated their online application. They are currently accepting

applications for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013 terms.

Georgetown University offers doctoral, masters, and certificate programs

in over 50 different departments ranging from traditional academic disciplines to emerging new fields. Students and faculty from around the world collaborate for an enriching and vibrant academic experience, while the location in Washington, DC, allows for unique research, professional, and cultural opportunities.

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University of Hartford’s E2M program offers a 63 credit dual degree in

engineering and business administration. Many courses are offered online or in the traditional class room setting. Students have the opportunity to select which courses they want to do online or in the class room. You may quantify for waving some core courses depending upon undergraduate curriculum and achievement.

The E2M program is the first dual-degree program in Connecticut in engineering and management, enabling full- and part-time engineering graduate students to earn both a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) by taking a total of 63 credits. This is 18 fewer credits than if the degrees were pursued separately. With four different engineering specialties from which to choose, the E2M program is as flexible as it is efficient.

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clip_image040clip_image010[5]clip_image012[3]clip_image030[1]clip_image020[4]clip_image032[1]SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY WELCOMES NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Last week, approximately 3,500 first-year and 377 international students

arrived at Syracuse University (SU) to kick off the 2012-13 academic year. Syracuse Welcome, SU’s orientation program, helped students get ready to start the new semester.

Chancellor Cantor and the Slutzker Center for International Services held a welcome reception honoring new international undergraduate students. Syracuse Welcome involves hundreds of student and staff volunteers who affectionately greet and assist incoming students as they arrive on campus. SU students known as the Goon Squad have been volunteering since the 1940s to make our new students feel part of the SU family.

New to SU is the Mix-It-Up Program, hosted by the Slutzker Center for International Services. This program is designed to embrace all groups on campus, providing them with a space for dialogue and opportunities to work together on fun projects. Participants have the opportunity to focus on identity, intercultural communication, and integration on the SU campus and in the city of Syracuse.

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