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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #305 November 19th, 2012

I. Financial Aid
UG: Xavier University International Ambassador Tuition Waivers
UG: Truman State University Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: University of Idaho Non-Resident Scholarships
UG: Western Wyoming Community College Merit-Based Scholarships
Postgrad: Council on Library and Information Resources Mellon Fellowships
II. Campus News
International Student Enrollment to U.S. Increased by 6 Percent
Georgia College Offers New Full-Time MBA Program
Northern State University Waives Application Fee for November
Thanksgiving Break Presents Many Options for International Students
University of Iowa Translates Website in Several Languages
Syracuse University Alumnus Receives Chancellor’s Medal
I. Financial Aid

Xavier University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and Universities in the United States. The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program provides instruction and academic training for international students who intend to enter American universities or improve their ability to use English for professional purposes. Each calendar year, up to five new international students are selected on a competitive basis from those who have completed the advanced level of the ESL Program and enroll as undergraduate students at Xavier.
Under the International Ambassadors program, students receive a 50% reduced tuition rate and participate in service roles on campus. The students do not work or receive a paycheck, but their service placements ensure that they interact with students, faculty, and other campus staff in meaningful ways. The reduced tuition rate scholarship applies for 8 semesters, or until graduation, whichever comes first. All other school fees and living expenses are the responsibility of the student.
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Truman State University is committed to the advancement of knowledge, to freedom of thought and inquiry, and to the personal, social, and intellectual growth of its students. The mission of Truman State University is to offer an exemplary undergraduate education to well-prepared students, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, in the context of a public institution of higher education.
Truman State University recognizes outstanding academic performance and extracurricular involvement by offering a significant scholarship program for international students. Scholarships may be awarded for up to $6000 per academic year. Students are automatically considered for this scholarship when they apply. The scholarships are renewable for up to 8 semesters (4 years) if students maintain a 3.25 GPA. Students get to participate in 4 hours of service per week to the university as part of their award.
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The University of Idaho is a first choice for top students and aspiring leaders from around the globe. Why? Because at Idaho, you get more than a 21st-century education. You get an inspiring experience with extraordinary opportunities to make important things happen in the world. Now and into your future.
The University of Idaho offers more than $25 million in scholarship awards annually, making an Idaho education possible for any student who seeks it. With the Discover Idaho scholarship program, students can receive up to $40,000 over four years so you can discover our great university and state firsthand. This program provides scholarship support specifically for students who are not residents of Idaho.
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Welcome to Western Wyoming Community College. We are located in Rock Springs, Wyoming, a safe, rural environment in the least populated (but 9th largest in size!) state in the U.S. At a population of 22,000, Rock Springs is the 4th largest town in Wyoming. Wyoming is known as the “Equality State” and the “Cowboy State.” Our closest cities are Salt Lake City, Utah (180 miles or 290 kilometers) and Denver, Colorado (350 miles or 560 kilometers).
If you have a talent that makes you an excellent scholar, athlete, actor, dancer, singer, artist, welder, student leader (and many others!); you just might be able to utilize that talent to secure a scholarship to help fund your education at Western. Take advantage of the funding that we have available and apply today.
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The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.
Due to the widespread effects of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline to submit applications for the CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources has been extended to 5:00 pm Eastern time on Thursday, November 29, 2012.
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II. Campus News

The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released on November 12th, 2012, finds that the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by six percent to a record high of 764,495 in the 2011/12 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by one percent.
This year, international exchanges in all 50 states contributed $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy. International education creates a positive economic and social impact for communities in the United States and around the world.
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As Georgia’s public liberal arts university, Georgia College offers undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in a residential college setting. Georgia College also provides, at multiple locations, graduate and professional studies that support the needs of the region and create pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment.
Georgia College is pleased to announce a new full-time MBA designed for students with an earned baccalaureate degree in a non-business discipline (students with a business degree from a non-U.S. school are eligible for this program). The program aims to provide students with an analytical tool kit for management, including concepts and principles from the fundamental business disciplines. The degree program is an intensive 15-month program which includes a study abroad. International Graduate Assistantships are available.
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Northern State University boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the Midwest. Historic buildings blend with modern facilities, all centered around a park-like campus green. The campus is within walking distance of downtown Aberdeen, so students can easily explore the community of about 26,000 people. Aberdeen is growing, but still manages to keep a safe, small-community atmosphere. Try pheasant hunting, explore magical Storybook Land or watch a play at the historic downtown Capitol Theater.
Northern State University offers FREE applications during the month of November! Now is a great time to get your applications submitted to Northern State University. Please contact Stacey Schmidt for application materials or apply online, but make sure to notify International Office so we can waive your application fee during Novmeber.
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While most students are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving break relaxing at home with family and friends, those who are too many miles away to make the trip back home are anticipating spending the week on UConn’s soon to be vacant campus.
Among those spending Thanksgiving break on campus are University of Connecticut international students. Some are taking advantage of the week-long break from classes to do some of the sightseeing they have not been able to fit into their schedules until now.
“I’m excited to finally discover New York City,” said Tissem Elmeoued, an international student from Paris, “I’m going to visit everything.”Main Nguyen, an international student from Frankfurt, Germany, will also be spending a few days in New York City before heading down to North Carolina to spend her very first Thanksgiving with her host family in Charlotte.While Nguyen is looking forward to her first Thanksgiving, she is especially excited for her first “Black Friday” shopping experience.
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Established in 1847, Iowa has won international recognition for its wealth of achievements in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Iowa was the first U.S. public university to admit men and women on an equal basis and the first institution of higher education in the nation to accept creative work in theater, writing, music, and art as theses for advanced degrees. It established the first law school and the first educational radio station west of the Mississippi, broadcast the world’s first educational television programs, and developed and continues to hold preeminence in educational testing.
International students can now find information about the University of Iowa in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese on our International Student Admission web page!
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Syracuse University is driven by its vision, Scholarship in Action—a commitment to forging bold, imaginative, reciprocal, and sustained engagements with our many constituent communities, local as well as global.
His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), chairman of the board of trustees of the Prince Salman Center for Disabilities Research in Riyadh and the first Arab astronaut, will be awarded Syracuse University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement. The Chancellor’s Medal is given to individuals in honor of their expertise and contributions to their community, the University and the world.
Prince Sultan is the son of Crown Prince Salman bin AbdulAziz al-Saud, Saudi Minister of Defense and next in line to the throne. Prince Sultan received his Master’s Degree in Social and Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
“Whether setting records as an astronaut or advocating for opportunity for women and people with disabilities, he courageously has blazed new trails in the Arab World,” said Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor.
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