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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #312 January 14th, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG/Grad: Georgia College International Student Scholarships
UG/Grad: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Scholarships
UG/Grad: Slippery Rock University Tuition Reduction
UG/Grad: University of Nevada Reno Merit-Based Scholarships
UG/Grad: College of Staten Island Merit-Based Scholarships
Grad: The University of Maryland School of Public Policy Merit-Based Scholarships
II. Campus News
New Video Highlights International Students at George Washington University
University of Colorado Denver Welcomes First Cohort of Bioengineering Students
University of Nebraska International Students Offer Thoughts on American Music
What You Can Do While Waiting for College Acceptance Offers
Register Now for Live Webinars on Step 3: Finance Your Studies
I. Financial Aid
GEORGIA COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

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 the availability of at least 15 International Student Scholarships in the amount of $18,000 USD for Fall 2013. Applications for the scholarship can be found inside of the international application for admission.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ima0Qh

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN EAU CLAIRE SCHOLARSHIPS

Founded in 1916, UW-Eau Claire continues to build its national reputation based on the achievements of its students and faculty. As one of the Midwest’s top public universities, UW-Eau Claire provides students with small classes led by talented professors, cutting-edge
programs, endless opportunities to get involved and experience more of the world, and the support they need to meet their goals for success. Add to that a safe and friendly campus community and beautiful surroundings(from rivers and bike trails to shopping and entertainment), and you have one exceptional place.
In addition, approximately 90 percent of international students receive scholarships. Scholarship applications are reviewed after students are accepted to UW-Eau Claire.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/rNzZfS

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SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY TUITION REDUCTION

Slippery Rock University (SRU) welcomes the exchange of students, scholars and faculty. Currently 76 international students from 36 nations are studying on campus. Over 400 SRU students and professors are involved in a variety of programs in 23 countries.
SRU is pleased to announce a reduction in tuition charges! This is something that does not happen often at any university, so we are especially delighted that it is happening at SRU and benefiting our international students. With this change, our total costs for a year are less than the cost of tuition alone at many other universities.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/n4fw4u

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno, is the oldest university in the state of Nevada. This mid-sized university is a fully accredited public university and a comprehensive Doctoral/Research Tier One University. The academic atmosphere at Nevada is vibrant, challenging, and personal; the degrees earned here will open doors to your future.
Nevada offers international awards for undergraduate students, and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate international students. Selection is based on merit and participation in extracurricular activities.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/tG8eEQ

COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

The College of Staten Island is a senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) offering associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. CSI also participates in several challenging doctoral programs in cooperation with the CUNY Graduate School and University Center.
College of Staten Island of the City University of New York 2013-2014 scholarship application is now available (for current or incoming students). Please email us at [email protected] with any questions that you might have.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/URQFao

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is one of the nation’s leading graduate programs devoted to the study of public policy, management and international affairs. Neither a behemoth nor a niche program, we are a medium sized school with big ideas and small classes. We have become a major player in a short period of time, and we are still rapidly growing in size and influence.
The Maryland School of Public Policy (MSPP) affords several opportunities for meritorious students to support graduate study. All domestic and international students can be considered for merit-based aid. Consideration for these awards can be requested on the admissions application form. Criteria for consideration are the same as for admission to the program. Merit awards offered to admitted students range from modest grants, partial or full assistantships, to full fellowships. More details about these awards are available at the link below.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/UREJFr

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II. Campus News
NEW VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

The George Washington University Elliott School fosters an environment where innovative ideas and dedication to public service flourish. We provide a forum where students learn from the brightest minds and are encouraged to bring forth their ideas.
The Elliott School is pleased to present a new video featuring international students discussing the benefits of an Elliott School education and the unique opportunities the school provides.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/URFNJF

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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER WELCOMES FIRST COHORT OF BIOENGINEERING STUDENTS

When the 2013-14 academic year begins next fall, the first cohort of undergraduate students seeking a degree in bioengineering will begin this new program. The Colorado Commission on Higher Education approved the program last month following the stamp of approval by the University of Colorado Board of Regents.
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver is the first of its kind in Colorado. Its mission is to improve human health through the application of engineering principles, ideas, methods, and inventions in order to solve important clinical problems.
Bioengineering will be one of the fastest growing job markets over the next decade. An advanced degree in this area provides numerous opportunities to work in health care, biomedical industry, government regulatory agencies, and academia.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/WFJ38A

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFER THOUGHTS ON AMERICAN MUSIC

If music is the international language — spread across the world and built upon influences molded by various cultures — it stands to reason that familiar rhythms and tones could be of some comfort to students looking for familiarity thousands and thousands of miles from home.
“Brazilian music tends to have a lot of American influences in it,” said Marcelo Moreira, a senior electrical engineering major from Brazil, currently studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/URIqLl

WHAT YOU CAN DO WHILE WAITING FOR COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE OFFERS

Now that the hard work of filling out applications and writing essays is over, you may think all that’s left to do is to wait anxiously for an admission decision about your college future. Even if you’ve turned everything in, however, there are still some things you can do to improve your chances of admission, and to keep your mind occupied while you wait.
Read this article from Peterson’s for advice on what you can do while waiting for college acceptance letters!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/VQS7vg

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REGISTER NOW FOR LIVE WEBINARS ON STEP 3: FINANCE YOUR STUDIES

Did you know that the cost of living and studying can vary greatly across the United States? With the right amount of planning and research, it can be made affordable with high returns on your investment!
Join us live for these live webinar sessions to receive expert advice on financing your studies in the United States. Participation is free – don’t miss this unique opportunity!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/VQSt5d

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