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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #317 February 18th, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: Semester at Sea Need- and Merit-Based Scholarships and Grants
UG: St. Catherine University Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships for Women
UG: Pittsburg State University Tuition Scholarships
UG: University of Wisconsin Superior Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships
UG: Smith College Summer Program Scholarship for Women
UG/Grad: Hult International Business School Merit-Based Tuition Scholarships
UG/Grad/Postgrad: Join CollegeWeekLive International Day and Win a $1,000 Scholarship
Grad/Postgrad: Middle Tennessee State University Albert L. and Ethel Carver Smith Scholarships
II. Campus News
American Council on Education Recommends Five MOOCs for Credit
Join NCAA for a Live Webinar on Sports Scholarships for International Students
A Diverse and Socially Inclusive America Needs to Share Its Story
Trace Effects – A Video Game for Learning American English and Culture
Tulane University Offers New Masters in Law and Development
I. Financial Aid
SEMESTER AT SEA NEED- AND MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad program open to students of all majors emphasizing comparative academic examination, hands-on field experiences, and meaningful engagement in the global community.
A number of scholarships and grants are available to international students during the Summer 2013 Voyage, including the Advancement Scholarship, Work Study Grant, Alumni Support Scholarship, and other need- and merit-based grant and aid packages. The Summer 2013 Voyage offers 6-9 credits from the University of Virginia and travels to 12 cities in 9 countries. The voyage begins on June 17th, 2013 and ends on August 22nd, 2013 (66 days long).
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XfvzDV

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ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY MERIT- AND NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN

St. Catherine University educates students to lead and influence. Inspired by its visionary founding in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University develops ethical, reflective and socially responsible leaders, informed by the philosophy of the women’s college and the spirit of the founders.
This scholarship is awarded to female, bachelor’s degree-seeking students in any major and is based primarily on academic achievement and financial need. Established in 2012, this scholarship honors one of the former presidents of St. Catherine University. International students who are selected for this scholarship exemplify Sister Catherine’s spirit of leadership and commitment to social justice within the global community. Please note that if a student receives the largest scholarship at St. Catherine University, she will still have remaining expenses of approximately $21,000 annually.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XqKMiH

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PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Established in 1903, Pittsburg State University, located in Pittsburg, Kansas, is a comprehensive, affordable public university which is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Pittsburg State University offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs in business, technology, education, arts and sciences.
Pittsburg State University is excited to offer $3000 scholarships to new international undergraduate students who enroll in the August 2013 intake. Applicants must apply as an international undergraduate student to PSU and be fully admitted as a degree-seeking student for Fall 2013. Students must have a passing TOEFL or IELTS score. SAT is not required. Freshmen and transfer students are eligible. This is a one-time award. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come basis.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XDKRS9

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SUPERIOR MERIT- AND NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Founded in 1893, the University of Wisconsin-Superior offers quality academic programs, small class sizes, and an excellent living/learning environment. UW-Superior seeks to promote diversity and academic excellence on its campus by attracting qualified and motivated undergraduate international students.
University of Wisconsin-Superior offers financial aid awards to international students based on: 1) academic merit, 2) potential contribution to campus diversity, 3) personal essay and/or letters of recommendation, 4) financial need and 5) potential contributions to liberal education co-curricular initiatives.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/nI6vqe

SMITH COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN

Smith College Summer Programs will be offering one full scholarship to a female international student working with an EducationUSA adviser. Smith is launching a new program that attracts high-achieving young women to come to campus for four weeks to study English, as well as learn skills necessary to succeed in an American college or university. Smith’s English Language Learning Program will focus on academic English, both spoken and written, as well as critical thinking and response skills.
The student will also tour colleges and universities, and meet with admission staff at each institution. The tour will include Harvard, M.I.T., and the five college consortium, of which Smith is a member, and includes UMASS Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and Mount Holyoke College. The program will also tour other campuses, so the students get an understanding of the diversity of choices. Applicants should be female and 16-20 years of age.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/WN5Apb

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HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL MERIT-BASED TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

In 1964, Hult International Business School was established as America’s first corporate university, then known as the Arthur D. Little School (ADL) of Management. ADL focused on delivering a practical business education for managers. The teaching pedagogy adopted was different from other business schools because it emphasized "action learning" – applying classroom theory in the real world.
In cooperation with EducationUSA advising centers, Hult is offering scholarships of up to 40% of the tuition fee for various levels of Business Education (Bachelor, Masters and MBA). Scholarships are distributed primarily on the basis of academic achievement, business acumen and leadership potential. Scholarships are awarded on the validity and strength of your application.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/X4HqpA

JOIN COLLEGEWEEKLIVE INTERNATIONAL DAY AND WIN A $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

Are you intrigued by the idea of attending a U.S. university? Join in for International Students Day, a free online event dedicated to helping you decide if studying in the U.S. is right for you. Meet with at least 3 institutions virtually during the event on the 20th, and you will be entered into a drawing for a $1000 scholarship.
Login anytime from 10:00AM – 12:00AM GMT (5:00AM to 7:00PM EST) on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to live chat with hundreds of U.S. universities, including University of Florida, University of Chicago, and NYU. Get advice from study abroad experts & hear about other students’ experiences.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Qb2ffG

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ALBERT L. AND ETHEL CARVER SMITH SCHOLARSHIPS

With an enrollment of more than 25,000 students, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee. In spite of our impressive growth, we remain committed to providing individualized service in an exciting and nurturing atmosphere where student success is our top priority. With a wide variety of nationally recognized academic degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, MTSU takes pride in educating the best and the brightest students from Tennessee and around the world.
Applications for the Albert L. and Ethel Carver Smith Scholarship for graduate students are accepted for the fall and spring semesters. The amount of the award is $1,000 for the first semester and is renewable for one additional semester contingent on satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship committee will evaluate each application for scholarly merit and financial need.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XbxveJ

II. Campus News
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION RECOMMENDS FIVE MOOCS FOR CREDIT

Five massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, meaning students who complete the courses could potentially use their experience as currency towards a college degree.
The undergraduate credit courses that have been approved are pre-calculus from the University of California, Irvine; introduction to genetics and evolution from Duke University; bioelectricity: a quantitative approach from Duke University; and calculus: single variable from the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, one course, algebra from the University of California, Irvine, was approved for vocational credit.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/X4GJwq

JOIN NCAA FOR A LIVE WEBINAR ON SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Join Mike Donahue at the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.ncaa.org) for a live webinar on Sports Scholarships for International Students on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 3pm Eastern Time. This webinar session will summarize how an athletically talented international student can benefit from sports scholarships at a U.S. college or university.
Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence. The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions I, II and III. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governing principles of the Association. Every program must affiliate its core program with one of the three divisions.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15caOxr

A DIVERSE AND SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE AMERICA NEEDS TO SHARE ITS STORY

Diversity is our strength, and everyone, including persons with disabilities, has important contributions to make.
That was one of the overarching messages at the 10th Special Olympics 2013 World Winter Games in South Korea this month, where athletes Tae Hemsath and Henry Meece — born in South Korea with developmental disabilities — returned to their birth country as Special Olympics athletes. Tae competed as a snowshoe racer, Henry as a snowboarder.
That same message resonated today throughout a public forum, where participants at Gallaudet University came to learn about opportunities in international exchange for persons with disabilities, and for members of the deaf community.
For more information, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/WJrKsb

TRACE EFFECTS – A VIDEO GAME FOR LEARNING AMERICAN ENGLISH AND CULTURE

This innovative language learning video game will complement students’ classroom English language instruction through interactive 3-D multimedia learning adventures. Trace Effects is geared for players aged 12-16.
Gamers interact and solve puzzles in a virtual world filled with diverse English-speaking characters. In the game, students take a dynamic journey through the United States, traveling to cultural locations like Kansas, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
For more information, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/WJsnlL

TULANE UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW MASTERS IN LAW AND DEVELOPMENT

Tulane’s brand new Masters in Law and Development will welcome its first graduate students in August 2013. Tulane’s LLM students in law and development will benefit from a unique combination of an integrated, multidisciplinary training, with practical applications for brighter career opportunities.
The new LLM will welcome students from all developed and developing countries. Studies toward the degree will include such courses as Law, Sustainability and Development, International Human Rights, Economic Analysis, Comparative Environmental Law, and Comparative Constitutional and Private Law.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/12OYO5v

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