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Education USA Weekly updates – No. 301* 22 October 2012

UG : Monmouth College Merit-Based Scholarships

UG/Grad : Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships

Grad : Miami University Graduate Assistantships

II. Campus News

• Texas Christian University MBA Prep Webinars Are Now Available

• UC Davis Extension Offers New Programs in Innovation and Sustainability

• University of Houston Provides Online Webinars for International Students

• LIM College International Students Blog About Fashion in New York

• Eastern Illinois Univeristy Leads Research on Biomass Energy Capabilities


Founded in 1866, Towson University offers more than 100 bachelor’s,

master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences,

and applied professional fields.

Towson University offers a merit scholarship program for new

undergraduate international students that can significantly reduce tuition expenses. International students can qualify for this scholarship by showing a strong record of academic success and advanced English language skills.

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Students at Concordia are inspired to change — and be changed by — the world. Our students benefit from an academically challenging, yet welcoming and supportive learning environment. Faculty help students discover their potential, pushing them to achieve beyond what they imagine is possible.

Concordia prizes the contributions international students make on campus and is pleased to provide partial financial assistance to international students. The International Student Scholarship is based on academic ability and family need, amounting up to $18,000 per year.

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clip_image002clip_image004clip_image006clip_image008clip_image010clip_image008[1]clip_image012clip_image014clip_image010[1]clip_image016PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Pittsburg State University, located in Pittsburg, Kansas, is currently

accepting applications for Honors College for Fall 2013. Honors College

is only open for incoming freshmen students. Applicants must first be

admitted to Pittsburg State University before applying to Honors College.

The deadline for applying to Honors College is January 15, 2013.

Honors College at Pittsburg State University has the goal of not only attracting high-quality applicants, but also of retaining them as high-achieving students until graduation. Among the many benefits offered in the Honors College, scholarships awarded can include the Presidential Award, University Award, and Crimson and Gold Members. For more information, please email

[email protected] .

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Monmouth College has a longstanding tradition of welcoming students from every part of the world. We know that international diversity within

our student body benefits all students, inside the classroom and beyond.

International Merit Scholarships are awarded to admitted international

applicants who demonstrate strong scholastic abilities and potential. Award amounts vary, with a maximum of $15,000, and may be renewed for three additional years of study. An applicant does not need to demonstrate financial need to be eligible. MC does not charge an application fee. Apply today!

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At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, what we do is teach the science,

practice, and business of the world of aviation and aerospace. Since it

was founded just 22 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight, the

University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Scholarship consideration is given to all types of applicants — including freshmen, transfer, international and graduate students — who apply for admission, and who submit an international scholarship application. The scholarship decision is based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

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clip_image018clip_image020clip_image022clip_image024clip_image008[2]clip_image016[1]MIAMI UNIVERSITY GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Financial assistance is available in several forms and is generally awarded to graduate students by individual programs on the basis of academic promise. All graduate assistants receive remission of 93% of the comprehensive fee and the full out-of-state tuition surcharge (if applicable) for the length of their appointment. All graduate students pay the Miami Metro fee, Technology fee, and Facilities fee. Many opportunities are available for graduate assistant appointments for part-time teaching and research.

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The Neeley School of Business at 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 Neeley School offers free GMAT Prep Classes via webinar as a service to our applicants. The course provides an overview of what to expect on the exam, with different test sections covered in each of three class meetings. Registrants are required to purchase the Official Guide to GMAT Prep, 13th Edition.

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These new progressive programs at University of California (UC) Davis

Extension are designed to develop innovation- and sustainability-oriented

international professionals to become transformative leaders. Participants learn to work effectively to create socially and environmentally sustainable businesses as entrepreneurs and/or within large corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Participants learn from industry professionals from the greater San Francisco Bay Area–a hotbed of design, innovation, technology, sustainability and bio-sciences–and Sacramento, the California capital and home to one of the most progressive solar energy industries in the US.

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clip_image026clip_image028clip_image030clip_image008[3]clip_image012[1]clip_image010[2]clip_image031clip_image008[4]clip_image012[2]clip_image014[1]clip_image010[3]clip_image016[2]clip_image008[5]clip_image012[3]UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON PROVIDES ONLINE WEBINARS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research

university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 39,800 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 7,800 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni.

The University of Houston Office of Admissions will host online webinars the first two weeks of this November, each session targeting students from a specific country. The purpose of the webinars is to introduce students to the University of Houston, inform them about the university’s undergraduate programs and advise them about how to apply. The webinars are free of charge to students.

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LIM College, which is focused exclusively on the study of business and

fashion, has launched a blog where international students are sharing their experiences studying fashion in New York City, including interning and for top companies in the business and volunteering during Fashion Week.

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Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

As part of its research in a new 55 million dollar Renewable Energy Center, the Department of Biological Sciences is working alongside with other academic departments to improve EIU’s cutting edge biomass energy capabilities.

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