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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #327 April 29th, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: Rice University Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Mount Holyoke College Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Point Park University Cinema and Digital Arts Merit-Based Scholarships
UG/Grad: Keuka College Merit-Based Scholarships
UG/Grad: Grand Valley State University Merit-Based Scholarships
Grad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Athletic Scholarships
Postgrad: The New School for Social Research Fellowships
II. Campus News
University of Arkansas School of Law Helps Accelerate Your Law Degree Completion
Virginia International University Holds Graduation Representing Over 50 Countries
Washington University School of Law First to Offer Online Legal English Class for Foreign Lawyers
I. Financial Aid
RICE UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Rice’s small size allows personal interaction between students and professors, while our eminent faculty foster the intellectual excitement of a major research university. At Rice, undergraduates at all levels participate in cutting-edge research with world-class faculty in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences. Premier architecture and music professors enhance classroom experiences with their exceptional talent and artistry. A Rice education offers personal involvement and excellence in programs that prepare graduates for a changing world.
Merit-based scholarship recipients generally distinguish themselves scholastically and personally even within our highly competitive group of admitted students. All admitted freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, so that no separate application forms or interviews are necessary. The Office of Admissions notifies scholarship winners at the time of admission to the university.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/10dJusy

MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke has led the way in women’s education. A model upon which many other women’s colleges were patterned, it quickly became synonymous with brilliant teaching and academic excellence. Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is 90 minutes west of Boston and three hours north of New York City
As an institution that values the highest levels of academic excellence and the cultivation of women leaders, Mount Holyoke is pleased to offer a limited number of merit scholarships—awarded competitively—to first-year candidates who have an outstanding record of scholarship and co-curricular achievement in high school and who demonstrate noteworthy leadership skills.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/YV59qk

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY CINEMA AND DIGITAL ARTS MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, one of the United States’ most livable and film production vibrant cities, Point Park University and the Department of Cinema and Digital Arts offers an immersive, hands-on education in professional film and media production, animation & visual effects and screenwriting. We equip students with the technical and aesthetic skills necessary to compete in today’s global media industries. Students have the opportunity to produce films, develop digital production projects and write scripts and teleplays starting year one through year four in a real-world production environment. When students leave our programs, they have all the tools and know-how needed to survive and thrive in their chosen field.
Full-time, traditional undergraduate FRESHMEN or TRANSFER students are eligible for scholarships. Candidates will have demonstrated high caliber of artistic ability through the artistic audition process and/or a personal interview. Candidates’ intended major must be dance, theatre arts, cinema production, digital arts or screenwriting. No separate application required.
Candidates are notified of award in the artistic decision letter
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/17mGAYX

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KEUKA COLLEGE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Keuka College was founded in 1890 and is located on the shore of Keuka Lake in New York state’s Finger Lakes region. Keuka is a private, undergraduate and graduate, residential college that also offers bachelor’s degree completion and master’s degree programs through its Accelerated Studies for Adults Program and international programs in China and Vietnam.
International students are eligible for Keuka College scholarships based on submission of a completed application. Qualifying students may be awarded $4,000 to $15,000 per year.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/11FzuJU

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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Allendale, Michigan is home to Grand Valley’s main campus, established in 1960, situated on 1,304 acres 12 miles west of Grand Rapids. The 38-acre Robert C. Pew Campus in the heart of Grand Rapids is comprised of two separate sites with a total of 11 buildings including the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS), John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering, and the new L. William Seidman Center. Classes are also offered in the Meijer Campus in Holland, and at our regional locations in Muskegon and Traverse City.
Grand Valley State University is proud to offer academic-based competitive scholarships to qualified international applicants. Available to both undergraduate and graduate applicants, these scholarships were established to recognize the high level of academic achievement of students coming to our campus from around the world. International applicants must submit all required items for admission by May 1 to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarships are only available for students that apply for Fall admission. Please be aware that there are NO additional admissions scholarships available upon arrival at Grand Valley.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Zlqjlg

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. A talented and highly respected faculty is the University’s most significant resource. Many are recognized for exceptional scholarship with memberships in such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. Our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics.The success of our faculty is matched by that of our alumni: 11 are Nobel laureates and another 18 have won Pulitzer Prizes.
The UIUC Avery Brundage Scholarship is designed for students who demonstrate excellence both in academic pursuits and in amateur athletic endeavors. Financial need is not a factor. Full-time graduate students in good standing with a "special athletic ability" in an amateur sport are eligible. Previous winners have represented a wide variety of sports from archery and tennis to swimming and wheelchair basketball.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/10dLOQ9

THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The New School for Social Research provides an education grounded in history and informed by a legacy of critical thought and civic engagement. The school’s dedication to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry reaches back to the university’s founding in 1919 as a home for progressive thinkers and the creation of the University in Exile in 1933 for scholars persecuted in Nazi Europe. The interdisciplinary education offered by The New School for Social Research today explores and promotes global peace and justice as more than theoretical ideals. The New School for Social Research is a second home for students from a variety of geographical, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds. It enrolls more than 1,000 students from all regions of the United States and from more than 70 countries. Here, civic engagement begins in the classroom. Seminar-style classes facilitate mutual respect and intellectual rigor and take advantage of the school’s diversity and location in New York City.
A limited number of prize fellowships are provided to incoming doctoral students with distinguished records. Prize fellowships provide full tuition and a monthly stipend intended to allow recipients to devote themselves full time to their program of study. The fellowships are renewable for up to three years subject to annual review.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XJ4laz

II. Campus News
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW HELPS ACCELERATE YOUR LAW DEGREE COMPLETION

The University of Arkansas School of Law offers one of the lowest tuition rates at approximately $12000 per semester for international students. Among the benefits offered to accelerated candidates, is the ability to transfer in a number of credits from a student’s previous legal coursework outside of the U.S. into their Juris Doctor program, thus "accelerating" the time required to finish their degree. In addition, successful completion of the Juris Doctor degree will satisfy the degree requirement for eligibility to sit for the bar examination in any state in the U.S. The University of Arkansas School of Law does not require an LSAT score.
The Accelerated J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers at The University of Arkansas School of Law is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/R7HFyM

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VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOLDS GRADUATION REPRESENTING OVER 50 COUNTRIES

Virginia International University’s mission is to educate students from all over the world through a highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff while striving to provide academic programs that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity urgently needed in the global community.
Virginia International University is graduating over 120 international students at its graduation ceremony for international students. There will be students from around 50 countries graduating. Major countries include Mongolia, India, Thailand, Morocco, Nigeria and Nepal. The event will be held on May 5, 2013.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/16rSpfP

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE LEGAL ENGLISH CLASS FOR FOREIGN LAWYERS

Washington University School of Law’s mission is to be the best place in the country to learn to be a lawyer; to be a community creating outstanding research and providing service to the world; and to be a school structured around the most current and important ideas bearing upon the law. It offers students a great legal education in an intellectually challenging and collegial environment. Our faculty members are recognized for their excellent teaching and scholarship, and they are highly accessible to our students. The law school’s curriculum blends traditional theory and opportunities to participate in a wide variety of lawyering skills courses and co-curricular activities in St. Louis, New York, Washington, D.C. and around the world that encourage the development of practical skills and interdisciplinary learning.
Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, has begun offering a ground-breaking course in Legal English to help international legal practitioners develop the skills needed to conduct law-related business matters. The law school is the first top-tier U.S. law school to offer such a course in an online format, allowing legal practitioners to develop related skills without having to travel to the United States for an extended stay.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15JxTdb

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