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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #325 April 15th, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: The University of Iowa Summer Hawk Tuition Grants
UG: Lafayette College Marquis Scholarships
UG/Grad: University of Idaho Merit-Based Scholarships
UG/Grad: Southern New Hampshire University Merit-Based Scholarships
UG/Grad/Postgrad: The College of New Jersey Summer ESL Scholarships
II. Campus News
Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation Announces Partnership with the Gilman Program
ACT Plus Writing Adds September Testing Date
Community Colleges of Spokane Announce New 2-Year Honors Program
I. Financial Aid
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SUMMER HAWK TUITION GRANTS

The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City in southeast Iowa. Iowa is composed of 11 colleges, the largest of which is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, enrolling most of Iowa’s undergraduates. The Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, enroll undergraduates, and with the Colleges of Dentistry and Public Health provide graduate education in conjunction with the Graduate College.
The Summer Hawk Tuition Grant provides a summer-session scholarship to undergraduate students who first enrolled at Iowa in Summer or Fall 2013 or after. No additional application is required. First-year, first-time students admitted for Summer or Fall 2013 are eligible to receive the grant during a single summer but must use it within four years of initial enrollment (no later than summer 2017) and before receiving an undergraduate degree. This is a nonrenewable, one-time award for up to 12 credit hours during a single summer.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZLtPAp

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE MARQUIS SCHOLARSHIPS

For more than 175 years, Lafayette has been known for a spirit of exploration that ignores boundaries, where faculty work with students across disciplines to tackle challenges and solve problems. The ability to make connections and think critically is paramount—on campus, off campus, and after graduation.
Lafayette recognizes its most outstanding applicants with Marquis Scholarships. The award is named after the Marquis de Lafayette, who left behind the safety of his aristocratic life in France to fight for the cause of freedom in the American colonies. He made new connections, discovered a new world, and made a major difference in the future of millions. This is a fitting name for Lafayette College’s highest academic scholarship. Marquis Scholars receive an annual minimum award of $20,000 ($80,000 over four years). Scholars seeking financial aid and whose financial need exceeds $20,000 will receive a need-based award (inclusive of the scholarship) up to demonstrated need.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/10OA8FY

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Since 1889, the University of Idaho has been a place that expects more from itself, more from its students, more from knowledge and more from life. The University of Idaho is where students come to succeed and learn to lead. At our main campus in Moscow, Idaho – and our centers throughout the state –students find many opportunities to share in our community and culture.
At the University of Idaho, you can expect a leading level of education that will pay back your investment of energy, time, and money with lifelong rewards. You can also expect leading services that will help you navigate the many ways to finance your education. The international Tuition Waivers requires that students must have a 3.0 GPA and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree to be eligible. The award amount is $6,500/year, renewable for up to 4 years. Preference given to underrepresented student populations. The number of awards is dependent on available funding each year.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/16PjObI

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Southern New Hampshire University educates intellectually and culturally enriched individuals to be successful in their careers and contribute to their communities. SNHU’s educational philosophy challenges students’ intellectual potential and prepares them for professional lives in an ever-changing and increasingly interconnected world. It provides a supportive and close-knit learning community, delivering engaging instruction in a flexible variety of formats. Students develop the knowledge to understand a complex world, the skills to act effectively within that world and the wisdom to make good choices. They do so within a community of teachers, staff and peers that is encouraged to add its scholarly, creative and pedagogical contributions to the larger social good.
New international students may be eligible for academic scholarship funds based on previous academic success. Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Scholarship awards are distributed in two installments over the academic year/ first two graduate terms.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZlzBKe

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY SUMMER ESL SCHOLARSHIPS

Known for its natural beauty, the College of New Jersey campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science; and Engineering.
The College of New Jersey offers several scholarships to international students to attend its English as a Second Language and American Studies (ESLAS) summer program. The Institute for English as a Second Language and American Studies at The College of New Jersey provides non-native speakers of English with instruction in English for Academic Purposes and American Studies in an intensive summer session for high-school, undergraduate and graduate students. The program is now offering scholarships to participants of this summer program.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/110tpKp

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II. Campus News
SHAWN CARTER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GILMAN PROGRAM

On Monday, March 18, the Gilman Program and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation issued a press release announcing the inaugural scholarship recipients of its partnership. Additionally, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation announced its support for the Gilman Program on its Facebook page.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/156vWY1

ACT PLUS WRITING ADDS SEPTEMBER TESTING DATE

We are pleased to announce that beginning with the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year, ACT is adding a September “ACT Plus Writing” date for students testing outside of the US and Canada. This new September offering replaces the February “ACT No Writing” date, meaning that all international ACT dates now offer the Writing option.
Students outside the US and Canada wanting to apply early to colleges and universities can now do so on the same schedule as their US and Canadian counterparts, beginning with the September 21, 2013, test date.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/14Y6Jyu

COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE ANNOUNCE NEW 2-YEAR HONORS PROGRAM

American Honors is a new 2-year honors program offered at CCS– it’s designed for bright students who want to graduate from a top 200 US 4-year university and at the same time save money and have a more personalized experience. At the conclusion of the 2-year program, students will earn an Associate’s degree with honors and will have the opportunity to apply to transfer to a top-tier university to complete their Bachelor’s degree. This year, our CCS honors students have been accepted for transfer to Stanford, the University of Washington, University of Michigan, Rutgers, Ohio State, Gonzaga and many others. Many of our students have also received substantial merit-based scholarships to transfer institutions.
Merit-based scholarships are available for outstanding domestic and international students with the completion of an American Honors application.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/14bfYw4