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Education USA weekly updates – No.299 * 8 October 2012





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I. Financial Aid

UG : Tennessee Tech University Multinational and Legacy Scholarships

UG : Maryville College International Diversity Full-Tuition Scholarships

UG : University of Louisiana Monroe Tuition Waivers

UG/Grad : Colorado State University Pueblo Semester Grants and Employment Awards

UG/Grad : Fairleigh Dickinson University Merit-Based Scholarships

UG/Grad : Bard College Distinguished Scientist Scholars Program

Grad/Postgrad : Columbia University Teachers College Scholarships

II. Campus News

• Georgia College Offers New Master’s in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

• Syracuse University Hosts Common Ground for Peace Forum

• LIM College Offers New Master’s in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management

• Penn State Opens Flexible Admissions for Law Students

• PTE Academic Enters Fourth Successful Year

• Michigan State University Hosts International Student Summit

• International Students Adjust to Life in New York City

• Brown University Looks to Further Globalization Efforts



As a comprehensive university, Tennessee Tech University (TTU) offers

more than 40 bachelor’s and 23 graduate degree programs within six academic divisions: Agricultural and Human Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Studies and Extended Education.

Tennessee Tech University offers a scholarship of $3800 per semester for students with a 3.3 GPA in high school or for transfer students from abroad or within the United States. The Multinational Scholarship offers students from nationalities in which TTU does not have a large number of students the opportunity to attend TTU. In addition, the Legacy scholarship is for TTU’s international alumni whose children, grandchildren, spouses, or siblings wish to attend TTU.

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Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tennessee, between the

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third

largest city. Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world.

The Maryville College International Diversity Scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition for each academic year and is renewable up to four years provided that the student meets the appropriate requirements, maintains F-1 student status, completes 2 hours of service per week with the Center for International Education Cultural Ambassadors Program, and maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a comprehensive, state-funded

institution of higher education offering high quality educational and experiential opportunities to meet the academic,cultural, vocational, social and personal needs of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students.

In addition to the out-of-state fee waiver of $8,820/year, you may be eligible to receive an additional award based on your GPA and ACT/SAT test scores. Awards range from $1,000 up to a “Full Ride” (approximately $12,000/year) that covers tuition and fees, housing and meals plus an iPad. To qualify, you must apply to the University of Louisiana at Monroe by December 3rd.

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Colorado State University at Pueblo is nestled in a historically and culturally rich community of more than 100,000 people, located in the southern part of the state near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—just a short drive to Denver and Colorado Springs.

Each new international student for spring 2013, with an incoming grade point average of 3.0 GPA or better, will qualify for a $1000/semester grant and a $1000/semester employment award for on- campus work.

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clip_image020clip_image022clip_image024clip_image026clip_image028FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS The largest private university in New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University

(FDU) is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Founded

in 1942, FDU achieved four-year status in 1948 and approval as a

university in 1956.

Scholarship consideration is given to non-U.S. citizens worldwide and to U.S. citizens who reside outside the United States. Scholarship awards vary in amount, however many are significant enough to help academically talented students with the cost of attendance.

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Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College’s mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs. Now, more than 1,900

undergraduates and 300 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus more than 1,000 students in our high schools and early colleges.

Each year, four-year scholarships covering up to full tuition are available for academically outstanding high school seniors who are committed to majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics as an undergraduate. Additional financial aid to cover remaining costs, such as room and board, may be applied for and will be awarded on the basis of need. Additional assistance will take the form of a loan or campus employment. Scholarship recipients are also eligible for a $1,500 stipend for summer research projects following their sophomore and junior years.

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Teachers College, Columbia University, is committed to a vision of

education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise:

health, education, leadership and psychology.

Each year Teachers College awards over $7 million of its own funds and $2 million of endowed funds to new and continuing students. There are over 300 endowed funds provided by the generosity of donors. The majority are specific to a particular program. Scholarships provide tuition funding for eligible part- and full-time students in some of TC’s degree programs. Program faculty make the awards. Depending on the fund, new and/or continuing students are eligible. International students are eligible for all sources of scholarship aid, except where restrictions exist.

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Georgia College is pleased to announce that its master’s degree in

Logistics and Supply Chain Management is now available to international

students. It is intended for persons in the government sector and private industry with career fields related to logistics. The program blends academic courses in logistics with academic courses in management for people who find themselves involved with the managerial, technical or administrative aspects of the logistics function. International Graduate Assistantships are available.

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Syracuse University has announced its hosting of a landmark two-day

forum, “Common Ground for Peace,” on October 8 -9, 2012 led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet. The forum convenes international thought leaders, the SU campus and the greater Syracuse community. The two-day schedule includes academic panel discussions for faculty and students, a public talk by the Dalai Lama and a festival-style concert in the Carrier Dome featuring musicians from around the world.

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Located in midtown Manhattan, the fashion capital of the world, LIM College prepares students for exciting careers in every aspect of the business of

fashion. LIM College has received approval to launch a Master of

Professional Studies (MPS) degree program in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management.

The one year program is designed to provide students who hold bachelor’s degrees with comprehensive knowledge that will allow them to pursue successful careers in the areas of merchandising and retail management. Students will complete the program, which includes an internship, in three semesters throughout one calendar year.

Ideal for professionals or recent university graduates who seek an accelerated master’s degree and career support to make a transition into the fashion industry, LIM College looks forward to welcoming international MPS students in September of 2013.

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Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates

students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of

individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

Recognizing that not everyone can start an LL.M. program in August, Penn State Law offers the option for students to begin the LL.M. program in January for the spring semester and is now accepting applications for admission to the LL.M. program in January 2013; deadline for admission is October 31. Application for fall 2013 admission will open on November 1.

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clip_image040clip_image042clip_image044clip_image046clip_image008[6]clip_image018[5]PTE ACADEMIC ENTERS FOURTH SUCCESSFUL YEAR Pearson developed PTE Academic over 5 years ago in response to

feedback from universities and higher education institutions to meet the need for an English language proficiency test that more accurately measured the communication skills of international students as securely and efficiently as possible.

Since its launch nearly 4 years ago, PTE Academic has grown in popularity and is considered to be the key provider of English language testing for international students. Its popularity is further marked by recognition and endorsement from over 3,000 programs from renowned colleges, universities, training providers and professional associations across the English-speaking world.

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Michigan State University, in partnership with the Tokyo University of Agriculture, is hosting more than 50 students and 34 academic leaders from 27 countries on campus in October.

Historically, the International Student Summit on Food, Agriculture and the

Environment has been held in Japan at the Tokyo University of Agriculture. This year, for the first time, the summit is being held outside of Japan. The students will present research projects in the areas of food production and sustainable energy.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADJUST TO LIFE IN NEW YORK CITY A New York University (NYU) editor has interviewed two international

students – Sung Hwan Hong and Shannon Hellman. Sung is Korean and

Shannon is from Germany. Both of them have expressed their opinions on New York City life, their reasons for choosing NYU, their special experience as foreigners, and how they adjusted to the community.

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With a new president recruited in part for her high-profile work framing academics in an international context, Brown University is positioned to reexamine and expand its global presence.

Since her naming this March, President Christina Paxson has highlighted

internationalization as a key priority, noting opportunities to strengthen connections with other countries and integrate international studies with the undergraduate education.

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