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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #308 December 10th, 2012

I. Financial Aid
UG: Coe College Academic Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Monmouth College Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Capital University Academic Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships
UG: Elizabethtown College Academic Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships
UG: Lehman College STEM Scholars Program
UG/Grad: Winthrop University Application Fee Waivers
UG/Grad: Minot State University Grandfathering Tuition Options
Grad: Frostburg State University Graduate Assistantships
II. Campus News
Student Blogger Offers Advice on Internships
Yale Seeks Young Global Leaders For High School Summer Program
Two Women from Afghanistan Study Law at Chapman University
I. Financial Aid

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 – and only hours from several major cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis. The 1,400 students enrolled at Coe make up a diverse population, representing more than 33 states and over 15 foreign countries.
International scholarships valued up to 75% tuition are awarded to strong academic students admitted for Fall 2013. These scholarships are renewable as long as the student remains in good academic and social standing at Coe College and is making good progress towards completing their degree.
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Monmouth College is a small, private liberal arts college, founded in 1853, offering an outstanding undergraduate education in a friendly, welcoming environment. Monmouth College is a private, selective, residential college, offering majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, as well as outstanding academic advising, small, seminar-style classes, varied internship and study abroad opportunities, and summer research experiences to thoughtful, intellectually engaged and ambitious students from across the United States and around the world.
International students admitted to Monmouth College are automatically considered for merit scholarships of up to $21,000 ($84,000 over four years). Of the admitted international students at Monmouth College, 98% are offered financial assistance.
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Your life and education at Capital will be interesting, engaging and often exciting. But everything we do, from freshman orientation to your senior seminar, is ultimately intended to prepare you for a successful life when you graduate. We’re not just talking about your career, either – we mean your relationships, your outlook on the world and your place in the community. And that’s quite a future to look forward to.
In recent years, four out of five undergraduate international students have received scholarships. The average award has been about 30-40% of tuition. Scholarships are renewable from year to year as long as students maintain the required minimum grade point average. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of superior prior academic or school performance. Financial need is a secondary consideration.
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Molded by a commitment to educate for service, Elizabethtown College is a community of learners dedicated to educating students intellectually, socially, aesthetically and ethically for lives of service and leadership as citizens of the world. As a comprehensive institution, the College offers academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies. Combining classroom instruction with experiential learning, these programs advance independent thought, personal integrity and social responsibility as the foundations for a life of learning.
Elizabethtown College offers financial assistance to qualified international students. Scholarships are offered in the same amount for all four years you are enrolled at Elizabethtown. The amount of your scholarships is based on your academic record and your demonstrated financial need.
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Lehman College STEM Scholars Program is designed to form a linkage among the three CUNY Colleges in the Bronx (Lehman College, Hostos Community College, and Bronx Community College) that allows STEM scholars from Hostos and BCC the opportunity to complete a summer laboratory research training program at Lehman College. We anticipate that once these students have completed their associate’s degree at their home campuses, they will transfer to Lehman to complete their bachelor’s degree.
These students will be designated as STEM Scholars at their home campuses, and at Lehman, and if they transfer to Lehman upon completing their associate’s degree, they will be designated as STEM Scholars at Lehman, giving them special consideration at registration and an opportunity to continue laboratory studies with their Lehman mentors.
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Winthrop is a learning community that embodies: a carefully selected student body of high academic achievement and cultural diversity; a national caliber curriculum of the arts, sciences, and professions; a residential educational experience emphasizing personal identity and close relationships; and values that emphasize deep learning, quality teaching, and engaged public service.
Winthrop University is pleased to offer application fee waivers for all international students (foreign nationals) that apply through EducationUSA and fill out the paper application for undergraduate admissions. Application instructions are included on the application. Please be advised that Winthrop does not require the SAT or ACT from international students.
In addition, Winthrop is pleased to offer international student scholarships to qualifying international applicants ranging from USD 3,000 to USD 24,000 per academic year.
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Located in north central North Dakota, Minot State University is a place where east meets west. Nestled on the northern edge of the Mouse River Valley, the campus stands at the heart of the "Magic City."
The State Board of Higher Education approved grandfathering tuition options for current non-resident students and those enrolled by fall 2013. Minot State University’s current "Grow North Dakota" plan permits charging non-resident students in-state, resident tuition rates. According to the grandfather provision, all current out-of-state students including international students will continue to pay the approved in-state rate up to fall 2016. Non-resident students beginning fall 2013 will be charged the in-state rate up to the fall 2017.
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Frostburg State University is a destination for students seeking a challenging and enriching educational experience. Academic programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate level prepare learners for lives of distinction.
A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available for students possessing an F-1 or J-1 visa, a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and who have been admitted to one of Frostburg State University’s graduate programs. Applicants must apply and are chosen by program supervisor based on academic qualification, experience, and professional goals. Awards are given for the academic year only and summer positions are limited. Awards may be renewed if the recipient maintains full-time enrollment, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and remains in good academic standing. These awards cover the cost of tuition for up to 30 credit hours per academic year and recipients also receive $5,000 in an annual stipend.
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II. Campus News

Hein, a Voice of America international student blogger, talks about his experience seeking an unpaid internship while studying in the United States.
He provides invaluable advice on searching for Optional Practical Training opportunities, which allows F-1 students to stay in the U.S. for up to 12 months after earning their degree (or more for qualified science, technology, engineering and math students) to gain work experience in their field of study.
Hein comes from Burma (Myanmar) and is a graduate student in Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communication.
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Yale University is accepting applications for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students. The summer program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors from across the United States and around the world, who will live and study at Yale for two weeks in the summer of 2013.
The Yale Young Global Scholars program features intensive interaction with renowned Yale faculty in the fields of history, political science, law, economics, and international affairs. Unusual among summer programs, need-based financial aid is available to both American and international students. Yale Young Global Scholars builds on the successful Ivy Scholars summer program that Yale has offered for the last 12 years.
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Two new LL.M students, Munira Akhunzada and Shamsi Maqsoudi, came to the United States just two weeks ago from Afghanistan to study law at Chapman. Chapman’s LL.M program offers emphasis options in Business Law & Economics, International & Comparative Law, Entertainment & Media Law, and Trial Advocacy.
Most foreign LL.M students study in the first two areas—but Munira and Shamsi aren’t your typical LL.M students. Both have worked as lawyers in Afghanistan and both have dedicated their lives to human rights and, more specifically, to women’s rights. Shamsi has worked for USAID Afghanistan and Munira has worked for United Nations organizations for the promotion of women and human rights.
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