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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #332 June 3rd, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Academic Merit-Based and Need-Based Scholarships
UG: North Central Missouri College Need-Based Scholarships
UG: Western Michigan University’s Diether H. Haenicke Scholarship
UG: Northern Illinois University Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Augustana College Merit-Based Scholarships
II. Campus News
California International Business University Still Accepting Students for FocusEnglish Program
Drexel University Offers New Graduate Degree Program
Loyola University Maryland Announces New M.A. in Emerging Media
I. Financial Aid

College of Saint Benedict, for women, and Saint John’s University, for men, are nationally recognized Catholic liberal arts colleges and ranked as two of the top three Catholic colleges in the nation. CSB and SJU are two colleges, each retaining its own campus, residence halls, athletic programs and traditions. They share one academic program, and students attend classes together on both campuses. This integrated learning experience combines a challenging academic program with extensive opportunities for international study, leadership, service learning, spiritual growth and cultural and athletic involvement.
Scholarships for international students range from $7,500-$20,500 per year (4 year renewable scholarships). Students apply for scholarships by applying for admission. International student scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.
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North Central Missouri College is seeking international students who would like to study in the United States in a safe rural environment. A community college with an enrollment of 1900 students, North Central Missouri College offers associate’s degrees in arts, university transfer degrees, as well as associate’s degrees in science.
International scholarships are available and contingent upon students residing in North Central Missouri College residence halls. If a student moves off campus, the student may forfeit their scholarship. Certain agreements with international organizations may require international students who are a part of their program to reside on campus. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to renew the international scholarship each term. Scholarships are limited.
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Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan’s fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level.
Western Michigan University is pleased to announce this scholarship for international undergraduate students. Funds will be awarded for up to four years (eight semesters) or the completion of the first undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first. These scholarships require full-time enrollment (12+ credit hours per semester).
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The vision of Northern Illinois University is to be the premier student-centered, research-focused public university in the Midwest, contributing to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the people of the region, the state, the nation, and the world. With this vision, the mission of the University is to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service.
Northern Illinois University is committed to enrolling talented and diverse students. To further that commitment, NIU is excited to announce the award of a limited number of International Scholarships to first-time enrolled NIU international students. These scholarships will be awarded to academically qualified students who exhibit strong academic performance and potential. The scholarship is valued at approximately $8,480 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable for up to a total of four years provided the recipients remain enrolled full-time and maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average at NIU. The total value of the scholarship is $34,800 over four years at current tuition rates.
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Augustana College is a private, selective liberal arts college located on a 115-acre campus near the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois. Augustana’s focus on creating a well-rounded experience for students has generated an environment of learning that goes beyond the classroom. From the moment students set foot on campus, the college provides them with the tools that will help them be successful here and in the future.
Augustana College offers the International Merit Scholarships to qualified undergraduate international students. Awards are based upon the overall academic strength of each applicant, and are renewable each year. Financial assistance is awarded only after a student has been officially accepted into Augustana, having provided the college all official documentation as requested (such as official transcripts in English, official TOEFL score, and Certification of Finance Form).
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II. Campus News

Over the years, CIBU has warmly welcomed students from more than 80 countries. They choose CIBU because of its personalized instruction and it entrepreneurial character. Students with different levels of English language proficiency use FocusEnglish in preparation for beginning a CIBU degree program.
FocusEnglish uses a variety of classroom and experiential methods to create a learning environment that works best for the adult learner. This blend of theory and practice is uniquely designed to build student confidence using a variety of methods that includes team projects, exams, written papers, and oral presentations.
CIBU integrates a variety of proven methods that allow students to develop a solid foundation of knowledge, natural conversational ability, and skill to apply American English in a business setting, higher education, and the real world. FocusEnglish provides a great beginning to a successful track of higher education. Build the foundation you need to succeed in higher education and in your career.
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A new graduate program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will prepare students for leadership roles in museums across the country and around the world. The Master of Science degree is designed to meet the needs of both mid-level museum professionals who want to advance their careers and students who are aspiring leaders in the field.
Students will be exposed to issues at various types of museums, including science, history and cultural museums, as well as historical houses and sites and living collections such as zoos, arboreta and aquariums. The interdisciplinary curriculum was created in collaboration with faculty from the iSchool at Drexel, the University’s School of Education and Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, as well as colleagues from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Drexel is currently accepting applications for the program’s inaugural class entering in the fall of 2013.
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The 33-credit M.A. program, offered primarily online and set to begin in fall 2013, is tailored to students from a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds and varying levels of experience. The program can be taken part-time or full-time, with full-time students able to complete the program in as little as 12 months. The graduate program is designed to meet the tremendous market demand for communication professionals who understand what new media can bring to their organizations.
The program was designed by the communication department at Loyola and communication department faculty will teach all of the new, highly-specialized courses, which include, for example, Media Innovation, Emerging Media in Strategic Communication, and Law and Regulation for Emerging Media. The curriculum covers intermediate and advanced topics in content creation, web and mobile app production, ethics, entrepreneurship, and social media, among others.
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