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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #331 May 28th, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: Northern Michigan University Global Ambassador Award Scholarship
UG: The University of Rhode Island Scholarships
UG: St. Catherine University Catherine T. McNamee Scholarship for Women
Grad: Washington University School of Law EducationUSA Scholarships
Grad: Northwest Missouri State University Achievement Scholarship
Grad: University of Central Missouri Merit-Based Scholarships
II. Campus News
Virginia International University Announces New School of Education
EducationUSA Releases Its First Mobile App for Students
I. Financial Aid
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY GLOBAL AMBASSADOR AWARD SCHOLARSHIP

Northern Michigan University is committed to attracting the best and brightest students from around the world to their beautiful campus on the shores of Lake Superior. To do this, they proudly announce a new scholarship for high achieving international students – the Global Ambassador Award.
The Global Ambassador Award is given to international undergraduate students with a high school or transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher (on the U.S. grading scale). The Global Ambassador Award is worth $2,200 each semester, and $1,000 for the summer session. In order to retain the scholarship, students must maintain an NMU GPA of 3.0 or higher, and they must commit to a set number of cultural learning and/or community service activities on campus and in the Marquette community.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1159NHF

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THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. We are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Our undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together.
Still accepting undergraduate applications to most bachelor’s degree granting majors. Scholarships up to $13,500 are available to qualified students. Visit our website and apply now!
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Tdx2Jd

ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY CATHERINE T. MCNAMEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN

St. Catherine University is committed to the development of effective, ethical leaders. Through study, practice and life experience, individuals have opportunities to enrich the knowledge, refine the skills and clarify the attitudes essential for responsible action.
Catherine T. McNamee International Student Scholarship is awarded to female, bachelor’s degree-seeking students enrolled at St. Catherine University. Scholarships are based primarily on academic achievement and financial need. Scholarships range up to $18,500 per year while enrolled full time. The largest scholarship covers approximately half of tuition and room and board costs for students who live on campus.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/nQ9TXV

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW EDUCATIONUSA SCHOLARSHIPS

A rich variety of courses in substantive law and applied lawyering skills provides Washington University law students with the training necessary to excel in both legal reasoning and practice techniques.
Washington University School of Law recently announced 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. Great news! Now, students affiliated with EducationUSA can receive a $500 scholarship for this course.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/13IsRel

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NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Northwest Missouri State University has been offering students a dynamic learning environment for over 100 years. Through energetic lectures and hands-on experience our faculty and staff produce successful graduates. Located close to major research universities (Lawrence, Kansas and Lincoln, Nebraska) and surrounded by major Midwestern cities (Kansas City, Omaha, and Des Moines) students benefit from a 95% placement rate. We invite you to Northwest Missouri State University to experience our continual focus on your success.
With this award you will receive $1,000 toward your first semester tuition (roughly 20% discount). The scholarship is a one-time award. If you earn at least a 3.30 graduate grade-point average (GPA) in your first trimester, starting your second trimester, your tuition will be reduced with a tuition waiver that allows you to pay in-state, rather than out-of state tuition, saving over 40% on your tuition bill.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/10Tro3O

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Central Missouri was founded in 1871 with just a few dozen students and more than 140 years later it serves nearly 12,000 students from the state, regional and national levels. The university also has a diverse representation of international students from nearly 50 countries worldwide.
Entering graduate students who secure “Regular” admission into University of Central Missouri qualify. Successful applicants need to have earned an overall minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 (4 point scale). Applicants should present a career goal statement, GRE, GMAT, and/or TOEFL results if available as well as a brief statement stating why you believe we should consider you for this award.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/jh5sgH

II. Campus News
VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Virginia International University is proud to announce a new school, School of Education. Located just minutes away from Washington DC, VIU’s location in Fairfax, Virginia allows students to access valuable resources in the area.
The School of Education hosts several on-ground and online programs including a Master of Arts in Education (M.Ed) and a Graduate Certificate in Education, Master of Arts Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA in TESOL) and the Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Additionally, the school offers the benefits of small class sizes, affordable tuition rates, low student-to-teacher ratios and highly devoted faculty working to support and foster student-centered learning.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/166d6lf

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EDUCATIONUSA RELEASES ITS FIRST MOBILE APP FOR STUDENTS

The EducationUSA network is proud to announce the release of its first mobile app for students to expand the reach of the advising center network to students and parents directly where they live. Increasingly, that means on their mobile devices. Users will be able to access center information, Ask an Adviser, an FAQ section, financial aid and campus news updates, and get plugged in with EducationUSA’s social media channels. Check out the video preview of the app: http://ow.ly/lfvhd.
This mobile app is available on Apple iOS, Android, and HTML5 platforms.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZaFM9y

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Contact an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university.
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An archive of these and other past financial aid and news announcements is available at EducationUSA.info/financial-aid
EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.