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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #307 December 3rd, 2012

I. Financial Aid
UG: Davidson College Need- and Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: University of Evansville Merit-Based Scholarships
UG/Grad/Postgrad: Indiana University Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistantships
Grad: The Evergreen State College Tuition Scholarships
II. Campus News
Brown University Seniors Awarded Rhodes Scholarship and Mitchell Fellowship
International Student Enrollments Double at Missouri Southern State University
University of Michigan Ranks Eighth in International Student Enrollments
Penn State Attracts Record Number of International Students
Coe College Adds Environmental, Film, and Psychology Majors
New Video Offers An Introduction to U.S. University Life
I. Financial Aid
DAVIDSON COLLEGE NEED- AND MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars.
Davidson welcomes applications from international students wishing to pursue a four-year undergraduate degree; however, the college is not able to offer financial assistance to all students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of students who are nationals of countries other than the United States receive financial assistance each year. These funds vary in amount and are based on a combination of financial need and merit.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/SlPXm5

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Established in 1854, the University of Evansville, located in Southwestern Indiana, has a rich history that spans more than 150 years. Since its inception, the University has enjoyed a strong relationship with the United Methodist Church, sharing with it a commitment to inclusiveness. Students savor a sense of belonging on campus and appreciate the significance of their personal and professional behavior.
The University of Evansville offers academic scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $16,500 each academic year. Students with outstanding academic performance may be eligible for higher awards. Each applicant is automatically considered for merit-based scholarship based on academic credentials. Need-based financial aid is not offered; therefore, a separate financial aid application is not requested.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/SKQX2x

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

Indiana University Bloomington attracts students from around the globe who want the ideal college experience—great traditions, a gorgeous campus, international culture, Big Ten sports, and an active academic climate. Founded in 1820, IU Bloomington is the flagship campus of Indiana University’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts.
Indiana University is one of a few U.S. public universities that offers merit-based awards to international freshmen. Some IU schools and departments also offer fellowships and assistantships to graduate students.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Y0xyzO

THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Since opening our doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. We have a vibrant undergraduate program, a graduate program, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The Evergreen State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
The Graduate Program on the Environment at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington offers a number of awards to international students, including an international student waiver worth one-third of tuition for up to two years (in 2012, this was worth approximately $6700). International students are also eligible for other awards ranging from $500 – $7,930. Fall 2013 program applications are due February 15, 2013, and financial aid applications are due March 1, 2013.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/RekGmy

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II. Campus News
BROWN UNIVERSITY SENIORS AWARDED RHODES SCHOLARSHIP AND MITCHELL FELLOWSHIP

The Office of the Dean of the College is happy to announce that Clayton Page Aldern ’13, of Cedar, Minnesota, has been been awarded a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford and Lucas Mason-Brown ’13, of Belmont, Massachusetts, has been awarded a Mitchell scholarship to study at Trinity College, Dublin.
The awards were announced this weekend after both Brown seniors participated in finalists interviews for the respective scholarships. While Brown has enjoyed recent success with the Rhodes scholarship, this is the first time since 2002 that Brown has had a Mitchell scholar.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/X13DpM

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENTS DOUBLE AT MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY

The number of international students going to Missouri colleges is up 6.3% statewide, but it has doubled at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU). Some students want to become fluent in English while studying international business. A number of the internationals at MSSU are exchange students, which in turn allows American students to study abroad.
MSSU International Coordinator Lora Dean says she’s working to recruit online through the school’s website as well as a state consortium that shares international resources.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/X1843O

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RANKS EIGHTH IN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENTS

Students hailing from several foreign countries have helped place the University in a new group of “Big Ten” schools — the top 10 schools with the largest international student enrollment. The University of Michigan was ranked eighth largest international student body in the United States — with a reported 6,382 international students as of 2012 — in the 2011-2012 Open Doors Report released by the Institute of International Education this week.
Kavita Mokha, IIE manager of public affairs, said Open Doors — a publication funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State — aggregates institutional data from across the nation for a greater understanding of the flux of international students on U.S. campuses. Mokha said approximately 3,000 American institutions self-report their numbers each year to the IIE.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/X18DdV

PENN STATE ATTRACTS RECORD NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Penn State is ranked 12th in the nation for its international student enrollment, the university’s highest ranking ever, contributing to a national all-time high in international educational exchange, according to the Institute of International Education’s annual Open Doors report released Nov. 12.
Penn State had a total of 6,075 international students enrolled at University Park and 6,621 University-wide, accounting for more than $187 million in economic impact on the state of Pennsylvania in tuition, fees and living expenses, according to NASFA: Association of International Educators, annual Economic Impact Statement. Penn State edged out the University of Pennsylvania for the first time and leads the state in attracting international students.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/SeHrUB

COE COLLEGE ADDS ENVIRONMENTAL, FILM, AND PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS

Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution providing superior educational experiences for students since 1851. Coe is a residential campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Iowa’s second largest city. The 1,400 students enrolled at Coe make up a diverse population, representing more than 33 states and over 15 foreign countries.
Coe College is delighted to add three new areas of study to the list of majors offered. Environmental Studies requires students to critically evaluate humanity’s interaction with the natural environment and was created for those students interested in ethics and social policy. Film Studies is a comprehensive interdisciplinary major that allows students to focus on a general or particular aspect of film and digital production. Organizational Science is a collateral major with Psychology that emphasizes the human aspect of the work environment by combining Psychology, Management and Quantitative Literacy coursework.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/V8PrF7

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NEW VIDEO OFFERS AN INTRODUCTION TO U.S. UNIVERSITY LIFE

Jake Gutman, a Virtual Intern or ‘eIntern’, is studying Political Science and Modern Middle East Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the last year, he has been working with U.S. Embassy Dublin to create short videos that explain to Irish students what college life is like in the U.S. and how to go about studying there.
In this introduction video, Jake outlines the different aspects of university life in the United States. See how different college life is from the Irish system and find out why it might be worth your while to consider a different university journey!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/SuJwwT

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