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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #302 October 29th, 2012

I. Financial Aid
UG: University of The South International Student Grants
UG: Seattle Central Community College Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Carleton College Need-Based Scholarships
UG: University of Tulsa Merit-Based Scholarhips
UG/Grad: Full Sail University International Student Scholarships
UG/Grad: Georgia Southern University International Diversity Scholarships
Grad: Eastern Michigan University Academic Merit-Based Scholarships
II. Campus News
Mount Holyoke College Showcases Student Research and Internships
University of North Texas Offers Intensive English Language Program for Business Students
Bentley University Invites MBA Students to a Live Webcast
Penn State Law Offers Virtual Open House for LL.M. Applicants
Middlesex Community College Offers Academic Preparation and Career Training
I. Financial Aid

Know as "Sewanee" by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of The South offers an unmatched educational experience. The University remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community.
Financial assistance for international students is available in the form of Sewanee’s International Student Grant program. These grants range from $5,000 a year to over $40,000 per year (fully covering tuition, fees, room, and board). To be considered for the International Student Grant Program, students must submit all required application materials (including the Statement of Financial Responsibility & all official financial documentation) and an International Student Grant Essay by the early action deadline of December 1st.
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Seattle Central Community College is located on Capitol Hill, the vibrant urban center of Seattle life. We are an educational home for our students, a leadership incubator for our community and an economic catalyst for our state and beyond. Seattle Central is committed to creating a learning environment that is accessible, diverse, responsive, and innovative.
The International Education Programs Division offers scholarships to new international students. A new student is one who has applied for admission but who has not yet attended classes full time at Seattle Central. Scholarships are only given to students who enroll at Seattle Central Community College. The scholarships are merit-based; consideration is not given to financial need as all scholarship applicants must submit proof of full financial support before being considered.
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Carleton’s rigorous and highly supportive environment prepares students for a constantly changing world. Our liberal arts curriculum – taught by an exceptional faculty dedicated to teaching undergraduates – combines broad learning in the arts, humanities, mathematics, and natural and social sciences, with in-depth study in a particular field. We encourage students to go beyond the obvious to approach problems creatively. Students learn skills that will last a lifetime: critical thinking, effective self-expression, and flexibility in adapting to dynamic situations.
Carleton College is proud to announce an expansion of our commitment to recruit international students from around the world. Our need-based scholarships can provide up to the full comprehensive fee and also include one round-trip plane ticket to and from campus and medical insurance.
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As a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting institution, The University of Tulsa provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality in the arts, humanities, sciences, business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and applied health sciences.
The University of Tulsa is happy to announce that we have increased scholarship offerings for international undergraduate students. We now have scholarships of up to $15,000 per year for qualified international students. The scholarships are merit-based and all applicants are considered, so there is no additional application process.
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More than 30 years ago, Full Sail began as a dream to create a place where people could learn how to take their passion for entertainment and turn it into a career they loved. It started with music and sound, but our dream quickly grew to fit the dreams of our students until it was bigger than we could have ever imagined. Film, design, show production, games, animation, web design, the business of the entertainment world.
Full Sail University offers scholarship opportunities for those who qualify. Scholarships include the Merit Scholarship, Full Sail Alumni Scholarship, Entertainment & Media Industry Scholarship for Women, Global Achievement Scholarship, Dedication Scholarship and Full Sail Inspiration Scholarship.
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Georgia Southern University is a public, Carnegie Doctoral/Research university devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. The University’s hallmark is a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Georgia Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies prepare a diverse and select undergraduate and graduate student population for leadership and service as world citizens.
Georgia Southern University recognizes the importance of international education and the benefits of a multicultural student population. To help ensure diversity, Georgia Southern University awards a limited number of out-of-country tuition waivers to undergraduate and graduate international students who demonstrate good academic standing, financial need, and commitment to the university and community. Students who receive an International Student Diversity Scholarship pay in-state tuition, an award equal to approximately $10,000 per academic year.
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In 1849, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan formally paved the way for the establishment of Michigan State Normal School, with the exclusive purposes of instructing persons in the art of teaching; providing a good common school education; and giving instruction in the mechanic arts, husbandry, agricultural chemistry and the laws of the United States. Over the years, Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world.
The National Scholars Program Scholarship is awarded through your admissions application and is only awarded to non-resident students. To be awarded, graduate students must have at least a 3.6 undergraduate GPA and cannot have a previous-earned master’s degree.
The EMU Success Scholarship is awarded through your admissions application and is only awarded upon admission to EMU to non-resident students. To be awarded, graduate students must have at least a 3.2 undergraduate GPA and cannot have a previous earned Masters.
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II. Campus News

As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. The symposium, which is in its ninth year, is intended to demonstrate the strong connections between academic work at Mount Holyoke College and its practical application in the world.
On October 12, more than 600 people attended Mount Holyoke College’s LEAP Symposium, the College’s annual showcase of student research projects and internship experiences. In 36 panels held throughout the day at the Kendade Science Center, 149 students presented on their summer experiences and shared reflections on what they learned about themselves.
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The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university located in Denton, Texas, a safe and pleasant community located just outside Dallas, the 4th largest metroplex in the US. UNT enrolls more than 35,000 students, including over 2,900 international students from 140 countries. It offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs. UNT’s Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) has full accreditation from CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation). UNT’s academic excellence has resulted in students winning many nationally competitive scholarships including the Goldwater, Truman, NSF, Rotary, and Peace Scholarships.
The Pre-MBA/MS program is designed for international graduate students who want to pursue an MBA or M.S. in Business and have been provisionally admitted to the College of Business at the University of North Texas. The program will focus on business English for academic purposes, where the student will attend a management course with American students, as well as lectures by business leaders from the community, and prepare for the GMAT exam.
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Bentley University is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education.
You are invited to join our live webcast from Boston providing information and insights on Bentley’s 11 month MBA program on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST. Hear from three current Bentley MBA students, the Program Director and the Admissions Officer. Up to full tuition scholarships available for top candidates in this highly selective international full-time program. Candidates must have 5+ years of work experience, including management experience and a 600+ on the GMAT.
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As a unit of the Pennsylvania State University, a preeminent public research university, The Dickinson School of Law embraces the University’s mission to improve “the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world” through exemplary legal teaching, scholarship, and service. We believe that these activities are integrated, each supporting and reinforcing the others.
Penn State Law’s application for January 2013 admission to the LL.M. program closes Wednesday, October 31. We hope that you will apply. On November 6 at 8:30 a.m. EST (UTC/GMT minus 4 hours), we will be hosting a virtual open house where you can learn more about our program. Current students will be present to tell you about their experiences. You can get all the details about how to participate by visiting our website.
If you have any questions you would like us to address, you can email us ahead of time or during the presentation at [email protected].
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Located only 25 miles from Boston, Middlesex Community College (MCC) is an ideal place for students from other countries to pursue an educational experience in the United States. Every year, MCC works with many international students from a variety of countries who join our highly diverse student body. At Middlesex, our mission is to help you reach your educational goals.
As part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, Middlesex Community College provides academic preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, as well as career training. Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, MCC offers more than 45 associate degree programs. Many of our programs have internships and community-service components, which give our students learning opportunities in the community and the workplace.
At Middlesex, we give our international students the support and assistance they need to succeed at a U.S. college. MCC provides advising, programs and services designed to make the international student’s college experience as positive and productive as possible. International student advisors also play important roles. International students at Middlesex receive an excellent, affordable education and are encouraged to fully engage in all aspects of campus life.
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