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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #323 April 1st, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: Southern Oregon University Merit-and-Need Based Scholarships
UG: The University of Texas at Austin Academic Scholarships
UG: Concordia University Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Pacific University Merit- and Talent-Based Scholarships
UG: Chatham University Merit-Based Scholarships
Grad/Postgrad: Cornell University Assistantships
Grad/Postgrad: University of Georgia Scholarships and Fellowships
Grad/Postgrad: International House Middle Eastern Affairs Study Grants
II. Campus News
Register Now for the Hobsons Latin America Virtual Student Fair
Widener University School of Law to Host Virtual Information Session
Ohio University Offers New Journalism Minor
Syracuse University Develops Summer Courses to Help International Students Adjust
Creighton University Celebrates Diversity on Campus
I. Financial Aid
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY MERIT-AND-NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

With smaller classes and individual attention from faculty, you are not a number at Southern Oregon University. Our four-year university specializes in a strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum balanced with career-focused preparation. Our liberal arts programs are intellectually challenging, creative and practical. You’ll be learning more than theory—you’ll be connecting what you learn in class with the community outside through internships, capstone projects, and undergraduate research.
Southern Oregon University offers three scholarships for new and continuing international students. To apply for these scholarships, download and complete their application forms: Ashland Rotary Scholarship, Cascade International Student Scholarship, and Siskiyou International Student Scholarship.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XsJrsY

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students. UT is a diverse learning community, with students from more than 100 countries and a student body that reflects the face of our society. African American, Hispanic, and Asian American students make up more than 35 percent of the enrollment, and 9 percent are international students.
Some academic departments at UT Austin award academic scholarships for which international students are eligible to compete. However, many such awards are available to students only after an initial year of work at UT Austin. To find out if your department offers such scholarships, contact your college or department.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZhJ4ku

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Concordia is a private, Christian, liberal arts university open to students of any faith. Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, Concordia University is committed to the dual purpose of preparing students for life and for a living. Concordia provides a challenging, yet supportive learning environment where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens our commitment to justice, compassion and moral integrity. We respect diversity, and integrate faith into every aspect of learning, service and life.
Concordia University in Portland, Oregon provides scholarships to Undergraduate students up to $6,000 based on merit. Scholarships are available to both freshmen and transfer students. Additional scholarship money may be available for students who submit SAT scores. There is no limit to the merit-based scholarship.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15MLN9A

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PACIFIC UNIVERSITY MERIT- AND TALENT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Applied learning, small classes, friendly environment, dedicated faculty and a great value. Discover your passion at Pacific University and prepare for your career.
Pacific University is offering large merit-based scholarships for international undergraduate students. The range for this scholarship is $ 10,500 – $ 22,000 per academic year. Talent Scholarships in the range of $ 500 – $ 6000 are also available for international undergraduate students.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/NkteQs

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CHATHAM UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Throughout its history Chatham has been innovative and entrepreneurial in its growth from a small women’s college to a dynamic University.
Undergraduate women are eligible for annually renewable merit scholarships from $7,000-$16,000 per year. International undergraduates may be eligible to apply for annually renewable World Ready Women scholarships of up to $3,000 per year. Graduate students (men and women) may apply for graduate assistantships.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/YkS4cZ

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY ASSISTANTSHIPS

With 5200 graduate and professional students in nearly 100 fields of study, the Graduate School administers all graduate and professional degrees at Cornell except the D.V.M., J.D., L.L.M., M.B.A.,, and M.D. degrees. The Graduate School provides critical strategic leadership and administrative and academic structures within which a diverse group of students and faculty in the graduate field system find the support, governance systems, and encouragement to thrive intellectually and professionally and achieve academic excellence.
Full-time Ph.D. and research master’s students may be awarded assistantships, which fall into four general categories: Teaching Assistant (TA), Research Assistant (RA), Graduate Assistant (GA), and Graduate Research Assistant (GRA). These awards are administered by fields and departments. International students who come from countries where English is not the first language and who will TA in their first semester at Cornell are required to participate in the Center for Teaching Excellence’s International Teaching Assistant (ITAP) summer program.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/10t13cb

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The University attracts students nationally and internationally as well as from within Georgia. It offers the state’s broadest array of possibilities in graduate and professional education, and thus a large minority of the student body is post-baccalaureate. The Graduate School administers all graduate programs of the University. It offers the Master of Arts in 35 disciplines, the Master of Science in 51 disciplines and the Doctor of Philosophy in 79 disciplines. Professional master’s degrees are available in 32 areas, and professional doctoral degrees are offered in education, music, and public health. The University also awards the Master of Education in 19 areas, the Specialist in Education in 19 areas and the Doctor of Education in 12 areas.
Many degree programs within the University of Georgia offer scholarships & fellowships to students seeking a major within their department. Information regarding these departmental awards may be found by visiting the departmental websites. Extramural fellowships are those awarded by governmental agencies, private foundations, and corporations. Many extramural fellowships are open to international students.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/YKD4k4

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE MIDDLE EASTERN AFFAIRS STUDY GRANTS

For more than 88 years, the I-House experience of international cultural exchange in a diverse community has transformed the lives of more than 65,000 people. An independent, non-profit organization, International House has enjoyed distinguished leadership since its inception. Past Chairmen of the Board have included two former U.S. Presidents, three Secretaries of State, and a former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded, through the generous support of the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, to 3-4 applicants from the Middle East or those from elsewhere who are studying Middle Eastern Affairs. Recipients of this distinguished award will be expected to attend one special event with trustees of the Dodge Foundation, to submit a written report each semester detailing academic progress and involvement with the I-House community and to assist the Admissions Office regarding recruitment ideas.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15LBmTT

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II. Campus News
REGISTER NOW FOR THE HOBSONS LATIN AMERICA VIRTUAL STUDENT FAIR

Join the Hobsons Latin America Virtual Student Fair on April 27th, 2013 for a realistic, computer-generated environment where you can chat live with U.S. colleges and universities! Also, you will have the chance to chat with international students like you who are already on campus. Register now and attend the fair to be eligible to win $3,000 in scholarships!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/14IfHzY

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WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW TO HOST VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

To provide interested students and applicants more information on our available LL.M. programs, Widener University School of Law will be hosting a free virtual information session broadcast live from the Delaware Campus on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. To participate, please make sure that your computer has Adobe Flash software installed prior to the webinar.
In addition to our longstanding programs in Health Law and Corporate Law, Widener Law is offering a new General LLM program starting in fall 2013. The new program will offer several areas of concentration, including Criminal Law, Environmental Law, and American Legal Studies. We also are offering an exclusively online LLM in Delaware Corporate Law, starting in fall 2013.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/SNGAKp

OHIO UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW JOURNALISM MINOR

Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is proud to offer a new Journalism Minor. The Journalism Minor offers students an overview of the role of media in society and an understanding of basic theories and practices of newsgathering and strategic communication. The minor helps students to communicate information about their major disciplines to a wide audience across multiple media platforms.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15PuN2w

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEVELOPS SUMMER COURSES TO HELP INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADJUST

A bridge program to acclimate international students to academic and cultural aspects of the United States during the summer is in the works at Syracuse University.
The program would enable international transfer students and first-year international graduate students to take two, three-credit courses prior to the start of the fall semester. Courses include one class on library research skills and one class on global leadership, neither of which would count toward a degree. Students would also be able to take summer courses offered through individual colleges at SU.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZTVdiN

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS

The International Student Association is a group at Creighton University devoted to celebrating and learning about the different cultures around the world, especially those of Creighton’s student body.
The association has members from places as far away as China and from as close as here in Omaha, Nebraska. According to Arts & Sciences sophomore Agrini Boken, the International Student Association’s VP for Administrative Affairs, all International students are automatically members and American students are also welcome to join. The club is open to all students no matter what their heritage, and members share their cultures with each other.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZTWRB6

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