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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #326 April 22nd, 2013

I. Financial Aid

UG: Madison English as a Second Language School Scholarhips

UG: Indiana Institute of Technology Merit-Based Scholarships

UG: The University of Utah Merit-Based Scholarships

Grad/Postgrad: Lincoln University Board of Trustees Scholarships

II. Campus News

• Pittsburg State University Celebrates Korean Culture • Register Now for the Hobsons Latin America Virtual Student Fair • Simmons College Hosts Fulbright Women’s Re-Entry Seminar • Texas Christian University-Neeley School of Business Offers Free GMAT Prep

I. Financial Aid


Madison English as a Second Language School (MESLS), located in Madison, Wisconsin, provides high quality language instruction to help non-native English speakers improve their English language abilities for academic purposes, career advancement, and everyday social and practical needs.

MESLS is pleased to announce that we are offering one fully-paid scholarship at our ESL school! The scholarship will cover the price of tuition ($2,225) for our seven week fall session (August 29 – October 18, 2013). To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit a short essay explaining why they want to study English. Submissions must be emailed to [email protected] before 12:00 PM CST on June 3, 2013. The winner will be announced at12:00 PM CST on June 17, 2013.

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Indiana Tech has a long tradition of providing an environment in which students from all backgrounds can come together to live, explore, grow. The decision to study abroad is life-changing and you’re taking a significant step by researching education opportunities. Our location in Fort Wayne, Indiana, provides the advantage of a small-town feel with big-city amenities. Experience American culture on and off-campus as you watch movies in our state-of-the-art campus theater, attend collegiate and professional sporting events, explore our growing downtown district, or enjoy home-grown produce from Indiana’s nearby farms.

Do you have students inquiring about programs like Engineering or Business? Indiana Institute of Technology, commonly known as Indiana Tech, is looking for hard working, motivated students in these fields, among others. We are currently offering merit scholarship opportunities to our international students up to $11,000/year. Did we mention that our cost of tuition is the same for international students as it is for domestic students? We also accept AP and IB courses for college credit!

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Set in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain range, the University of Utah has a vantage point like no other. Inspiring views complement perspectives learned in classrooms and labs, and bespeaks the vast opportunities campus provides. We are only minutes from rugged mountain bike trails or downtown amenities; the Utah State Capitol, the rich cultural history of the Western pioneers, and the allure of a modern metropolis await.

Current resident and non-resident high school seniors applying for merit scholarships at the University of Utah need to complete the admissions process- external link to the University by the Admissions priority deadline of December.

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Since its founding in 1919 the university has chosen to deliver the best, custom-fit education to the select few, rather than provide the widest range of subjects and cater to the widest possible audience. Lincoln begins with a highly competent faculty and the most useful educational programs, and mentors each student all the way to graduation. Our students’ success proves that we make the right choices. Lincoln has become a truly global university due to its diverse multicultural student body and faculty. Located in a powerful international hub – the San Francisco Bay Area – it provides a multitude of invaluable learning opportunities. Because a successful career in the 21st century requires deep understanding of international relations and the impact of globalization, Lincoln is well-positioned to give its students a competitive advantage in business and professional fields worldwide.

Entering and continuing students with superior academic records are eligible to apply for a Board of Trustees Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded from funds provided by the University. The Board of Trustees Scholarship is credited to the student’s account covering up to two semester’s full time tuition. Miscellaneous fees for these semesters will be borne by the student. The application procedure involves submission of transcripts, a Board of Trustees Scholarship Application Form, which can be obtained from the Dean’s Office, two letters of recommendation, and a brief essay. The awards will be given on the basis of academic excellence and potential to become an outstanding student at Lincoln University. Students must submit a completed application form and all required documentation at least one month before the beginning of a semester. The Lincoln University Scholarship Committee will interview applicants, select winners and announce them before the semester begins.

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II. Campus News


Korean culture, food and entertainment was on display during Korean Culture Day, an annual event held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center at Pittsburg State University. The event, open to the public, was hosted by the PSU Korean Student Association. The event featured a variety of displays of Korean culture, including a fan-dancing performance, martial arts exhibition and musical ensembles. Traditional Korean food was also be available.

"This is an exciting event that is aimed at promoting the friendship between the Korean students at PSU and students from many other cultures," said Jamie Lee, KSA president. "We want to share the Korean culture and show how Korean students contribute to the diversity at PSU."

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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!

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For a second consecutive year, Simmons College has been awarded the opportunity to host a Fulbright Women’s Re-Entry Seminar. Approximately 100 international Fulbright foreign students from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Western Hemisphere, Southeast Asia, and South and Central Asia will attend a four-day seminar at Simmons before heading back to their home countries.

The seminar, which took place April 17-20, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Follow the participants and their activities on Twitter – @FulbrightPrgrm and @SimmonsCollege #scfbright.

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The Neeley School offers free GMAT Prep Classes via webinar as a service to our applicants. The course provides an overview of what to expect on the exam, with different test sections covered in each of three class meetings. Registrants are required to purchase the Official Guide to GMAT Prep, 13th Edition.

There are three sessions in May that you can register for. You can access the sessions using your existing Neeley VIP account, or by creating an account.

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EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.