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Education USA weekly updates – No 296 * 17 September 2012



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I. Financial Aid

UG : St. Catherine University EducationUSA Scholarship for Women

UG : Fresno Pacific University Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships

Grad : University of Michigan Law School Grotius Fellowships

Grad/Postgrad : Massachusetts Institute of Technology Legatum Fellowships

II. Campus News

• Brown University Meets for 249th Opening Convocation

• IIE Introduces New Mobile Site Resources for International Students

• 3 Ways for International Students to Cut U.S. College Costs

• University of Illinois Springfield Announces Full-Time English Program



St. Catherine University is committed to the development of effective,

ethical leaders. Through study, practice and life experience, individuals have opportunities to enrich the knowledge, refine the skills and clarify the attitudes essential for responsible action.

Because we value the high quality advising provided by the EducationUSA network, St. Catherine University has established the EducationUSA Scholarship. Our goal is to help promote the services of EducationUSA and encourage female students working with the centers to apply to St. Catherine University. EducationUSA Scholarship $1,500 annually. This scholarship is awarded to female, undergraduate international students enrolled in the day program who submit a letter of recommendation from the EducationUSA advisor in their home country.

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Welcome to Fresno Pacific University! Here we challenge students to

think critically, excel academically and live ethically. Our core values and

commitment to building character spring from a distinctively Christian

perspective. Fresno Pacific prepares people to lead in professions, serve

society and transform culture.

The International Programs and Services Office will work together with you and the Financial Student Services Office to create your own personal scholarship package. Scholarship packages are specially designed for each individual student according to the information provided on the application and the Affidavit of Support. These packages may be comprised of one or several different awards based on merit and need.

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clip_image014clip_image016clip_image018clip_image012[1]clip_image012[2]clip_image010[1]clip_image020clip_image022UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL GROTIUS FELLOWSHIPS The University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor is one of the world’s

finest institutions of legal education. Housed in the Cook Quadrangle on the University of Michigan’s central campus, the Law School is unmatched for beauty and is superbly functional for its residential and scholarly community.

The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to announce that Michigan Grotius Fellowships are available for LLM and SJD applicants with superior academic and professional achievement in any area of law. Grotius Fellows are free to pursue their chosen program of graduate legal study and are not subject to any additional academic requirements. In a typical year, between 30 and 40 percent of graduate students attending the University of Michigan Law School have been selected as Grotius Fellows.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Legatum Center seeks

entrepreneurs who aspire to have a lasting and positive economic impact on low-income countries by developing their own entrepreneurial ideas and building their own local enterprises. The Center’s approach is intensely practical. Recognizing that even the best innovations can be rendered useless if not distributed effectively, we work closely with our Fellows to design not just innovative products and services, but also workable, affordable, and sustainable business distribution methods.

The Legatum Center at MIT helps make graduate studies a reality for students with entrepreneurial ambitions who wish to work in developing countries. Legatum Fellows benefit from a business development ecosystem which provides valuable networking opportunities, business plan coaching, substantial tuition assistance, classes on entrepreneurship, introductions to investors and training in best practices. Applicants must be accepted into one of MIT’s 37 graduate programs in order to qualify.

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Brown University’s 249th Opening Convocation met in the Pizzitola

Sports Center on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Christina Paxson, Brown’s

19th president, formally opened her inaugural academic year and

delivered the Opening Convocation Address titled “Constructive


The text of President Paxson’s convocation address follows here. A video of the speech is also available online.

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