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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #309 December 17th, 2012

I. Financial Aid
UG: Saint Vincent College Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Tennessee Tech University Honors Program Tuition Reduction
UG: Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Excellence Award
Grad: Fordham Business Challenge 2013 Scholarship Competition
II. Campus News
For International Students, College Checklists for December
TEDxBrownUniversity Brings Back Notable Alumni
USC Graduate School Now Accepts IELTS for International Admissions
Pittsburg State University Business College Recognized as Most Family Friendly
I. Financial Aid
SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Saint Vincent College is an educational community rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism, and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning.
Saint Vincent College offers merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students. These are awarded as part of the admission process for the 2013-14 year and are based on full-time enrollment.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/RmTuM5

TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM TUITION REDUCTION

Welcome to the Tennessee Tech University (TTU) Honors Program! We provide smaller, in-depth classes and co-curricular activities in leadership, service, personal growth, team-building, and greater cultural understanding. In addition, the Honors Program reduces tuition costs by 67%!
If you have a composite ACT score of 26 or above, you are eligible to join Honors as an incoming freshman. If you are a current student or are transferring from another university, you must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least twelve credit hours at TTU.
Every Honors Program is different. Most first-year students in our program tell us that they expect honors programs to provide challenging classes, the best teachers, a motivated group of intelligent peers, and recognition of their accomplishments. While these things are generally true, graduating seniors tell us that the best feature of the TTU Honors Program is its sense of community: of caring teachers; of a wide variety of motivated people; of a place where they can be themselves.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/UyzZkK

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EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE EXCELLENCE AWARD

With a diverse collection of degree programs and other academic opportunities, Eastern Illinois University offers everything you need for a top-notch education.
Undergraduate Students with an incoming GPA of 3.5 – 4.0 receive a special scholarship rate which allows them at least a $12,500 savings on tuition per year. The rate is locked in for four years for a potential $50,000 savings. Students do not need to maintain 3.5 or higher GPA to retain special rate. No scholarship application is needed.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/12q7zAg

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FORDHAM BUSINESS CHALLENGE 2013 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Ever dream of living and learning in the information and business capital of the world? Make that dream a reality and compete to win a full-tuition scholarship for a specialized master’s degree program at Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) in New York City!
The Fordham Business Challenge 2013 is a scholarship competition organized by Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration and Student Competitions AB. The Fordham Business Challenge 2013 consists of (3) multiple-choice question sets and (1) essay question connected to eight (8) Master of Science graduate business degree programs. Winners of the eight competitions will receive a full-tuition scholarship. Second place winners will receive a half-scholarship.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/TNxxbj

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II. Campus News
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, COLLEGE CHECKLISTS FOR DECEMBER

This week, The Choice published a monthly Counselor’s Calendar, designed to keep students on track during the college admissions process. What follows are excerpts that are most relevant for international students.
For more information, please visit: http://nyti.ms/STu9OW

TEDXBROWNUNIVERSITY BRINGS BACK NOTABLE ALUMNI

TEDxBrownUniversity took place on October 20, 2012, at the Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI and was livestreamed online.
This event brought back to campus a group of notable Brown alumni whose liberal education experiences have influenced their intellectual, personal, and professional development in unexpected ways—and who have, as a result, changed their worlds for the better.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/VCHok1

USC GRADUATE SCHOOL NOW ACCEPTS IELTS FOR INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS

Located at the crossroads of the American frontier and the Pacific Rim, in the heart of a dynamic world center where more than 200 languages are spoken, the University of Southern California is uniquely positioned to be a leader in international education.
USC has recently partnered with IELTS to give prospective international graduate students more options during the application process. Beginning with applications for the fall 2013 semester, international students will be able to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting either IELTS or other English scores.
They believe this will help open more doors to their programs for prospective international students, and they look forward to working with IELTS as they continue to expand their global education efforts.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/UGST99

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PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS COLLEGE RECOGNIZED AS MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY

Pittsburg State University’s Kelce College of Business comes in at number 5 on the Princeton Review’s 2013 list of the most family friendly schools in the United States. The list was recently published in the Review’s 2013 Edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools.”
Mike Muoghalu, director of the MBA program, said students from the region as well as students from around the world find themselves at home in the Kelce College of Business.
“The Kelce College of Business is a global melting pot,” Muoghalu said. “The family friendly nature of the college helps students feel at home whether they came from across the state or across the ocean.”
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/VExaQ4

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