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Education USA weekly updates – No. 300 * 15 October 2012

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I. Financial Aid

UG : University of Kansas Merit-Based Scholarships

UG/Grad : Full Sail University Global Achievement Scholarships

UG/Grad : City University of Seattle Tuition Scholarships

UG/Grad/Postgrad : University of Oregon Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships

Grad : University of San Diego School of Law Merit-Based Scholarships

Grad : Texas Christian University MBA Scholarships

II. Campus News

• Semester at Sea Offers Voyage Project and Scholarships

• University of Hartford Offers Blended MBA Program

• Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Launches New Official Guide

• Loyola University New Orleans Intensive English Program is Now Open


The University of Kansas (KU) is an exciting place to be a student. Strong

academic programs, colorful traditions, moderate cost, and a beautiful

location make for an unbeatable combination.

The KU Office of International Undergraduate Admissions offers several types of merit-based scholarships exclusively for new international students studying for bachelor’s degrees. Amounts vary from full tuition awards valued at $22,000 to scholarships of $4,000 per year. Awards are renewable up to 4 years, through the completion of a bachelor’s degree.

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Over the past 30 years, Full Sail University has built a reputation as one of the premier art, music, and film schools in the world. Throughout the

entertainment, media, and arts industry, Full Sail graduates have made their names working on award-winning films and albums, acclaimed video games and design projects, live productions, working inside major media companies, and more.

Full Sail University is glad to offer the Global Achievement Scholarship. The Global Achievement Scholarship is designed to encourage and develop future international entertainment and media professionals throughout the world.

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clip_image020clip_image022clip_image024CITY UNIVERSITY OF SEATTLE TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS We’re in touch every day with people from all walks of life, all over the

world. With thousands of international students attending locations in the

U.S., Canada, Australia, China, Mexico, Greece, Romania, Slovakia and

the Czech Republic, CityU is truly a global university.

City University of Seattle is making available 20 tuition scholarships each year in the amount of $3,000 to new applicants from outside of the U.S. who have never applied to or attended CityU (i.e. students who list their present address as an address outside of the U.S. and who receive an ‘initial attendance’ I-20 for a new entry into the U.S.). Students who are conditionally admitted to an academic program qualify; however, the tuition discount can only be applied towards academic classes (and not ESL classes).

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The University of Oregon (UO), founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship

institution. Located in Eugene, an energetic college town, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere.

The Office of International Affairs, University of Oregon awards over one million dollars in scholarships to UO international students each year. Tuition, cash and work-study awards are available. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit. The earliest deadline is January

15. 2013.

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The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to

advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

The University of San Diego School of Law awards merit-based scholarships to full-time students admitted to the LL.M. in Comparative Law program based on the merits of the applicant’s scholastic and professional experience. Applicants accepted to the LL.M. program at the School of Law are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship award.

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clip_image026clip_image028clip_image030clip_image010[2]clip_image016[2]clip_image032clip_image010[3]clip_image010[4]clip_image014[2]clip_image016[3]TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY MBA SCHOLARSHIPS The Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU) puts

bright minds to work in a variety of learning environments. Brilliant faculty

members electrify classrooms. Nationally and internationally renowned

executives make powerful connections. And real-world work experiences ensure that tomorrow’s technology and business processes become business as usual. Everything we do is geared toward forging the next generation of leaders — one unique person at a time.

The large majority of our students receive scholarship or graduate assistant awards from the Neeley School. The award decisions are made on the basis of the credentials presented with your admission application. Many factors are weighed including prior academic performance, relevant test scores, professional work experience, motivation, maturity and leadership ability. The deadline for first round of MBA Program priority scholarship is November 1st, 2012.

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Semester at Sea, in partnership with the Unreasonable Institute, is launching the “Unreasonable at Sea” project on the Spring 2013 voyage. Unreasonable at Sea is an international accelerator for tech entrepreneurs that will enable Semester at Sea students to study entrepreneurship while tackling the world’s most pressing issues with those who are actually doing the work. Participants will have the opportunity to sail, work, and learn from some of the world’s most renowned innovators and mentors.

Semester at Sea will offer a limited number of scholarships, up to $10,000, to students selected as Unreasonable Scholars. Scholars, who will be expected to prepare extensive research in advance of the voyage, will work with the Unreasonable at Sea entrepreneurs and staff to plan, coordinate, and attend activities in the field and facilitate discussions.

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Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford offers a blended

program, allowing students to finish courses online. This approach to

learning provides a flexible schedule and other time-saving options. It also makes it easier than ever to earn an MBA at your own pace and place.

This hybrid program also includes face-to-face on-campus class sessions later in the program, giving students a chance to interact with faculty and fellow students. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available as well.

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PTE Academic is pleased to announce the launch of a new version of The Official Guide. The 2nd edition of the PTE Academic preparation book contains comprehensive, up-to-date information about the test, including:

– The latest information about the test format

– Over 200 practice questions (equivalent to 3 full tests)

– New images to reflect the latest test screens

– Interactive CD ROM and audio CD

The Official Guide is a great tool to help students get familiar with the test format, answer sample questions, judge their performance, and view model answers with questions.

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The Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP), part of Loyola University New Orleans, is happy to announce that it is taking applications! You may have heard that it shut down after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but it reopened in 2009 and has since received students from over all over the world to study intermediate- and advanced-level English.

Classes at LIEP are small, and in addition to 20 hours per week of classroom study, students receive two hours a week of individual tutoring. It also offers a Pilot Program where students are conditionally admitted to Loyola University. Students in this program earn up to 6 hours of university elective credit from 2 LIEP classes and 6 hours from two other academic classes. The Pilot Program provides students with the language skills, the cultural knowledge, and the study skills necessary for success in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

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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.