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Education USA Weekly Update Issue #334 June 18th, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: University of Central Missouri Excellence Award Scholarships
UG: Ohio Northern University Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards for Incoming and Transfer Students
UG: Washington College Merit-Based Tuition Scholarships
UG: SUNY Geneseo Merit-Based Scholarships
UG: Chaminade University Merit-Based Scholarships
UG/Grad/Postgrad: Stephen F. Austin State University Merit-Based Scholarships
II. Campus News
Philadelphia University Offers M.S. in Global Fashion Enterprise
Fontbonne University Announces B.S. Program in Cyber Security
I. Financial Aid

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 freshmen who secure “Regular” undergraduate admission into University of Central Missouri and earn a minimum SAT critical reading + math + writing score of 1630 or ACT composite score of 25 can qualify for the award.
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Ohio Northern University is a private, comprehensive university with approximately 3,600 students. Established in 1871, ONU has grown into a comprehensive university with five colleges serving primarily undergraduate students. The five colleges of ONU are: Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Engineering; Pharmacy and Law (J.D and LLM). With over 70 different majors offered, students have the opportunity to blend their major area of study with a second major or minor in another college. Students are offered a supportive environment with faculty and staff dedicated to fostering personal growth and intellectual curiosity. Excellent job opportunities and admission rates to the nation’s top ranking graduate programs are hallmarks of ONU. International students will find a strong set of support services and programs.
Scholarships are available to admitted freshman and transfer international students. Scholarships and awards are designed to attract and retain international students with exceptional academic qualifications to Ohio Northern University. Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to full-time students and are renewable for each academic year of study.
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Since 1782, students have come to Washington College, Maryland Eastern Shore campus at pivotal moments in their lives, seeking not only an education, but an experience like no other. Offering rigorous coursework in the liberal arts, we invite you to engage in “all hands on learning.”
Annual scholarships for international students admitted for undergraduate study at Washington range in amount from $7,500 to $17,500 per year. Scholarship amounts are based on academic credentials.
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Located in the historic village of Geneseo in the upstate Finger Lakes region, the State University of New York at Geneseo is a premier public liberal arts college with a rich tradition of academic excellence. We are dedicated to developing socially responsible citizens with skills and values for a productive life.
Renewable tuition scholarships of $4,000 per year are awarded to excellent students at the time of their admission to Geneseo. Students with extraordinary academic achievements may receive both a tuition scholarship of $4,000 per year and a residence scholarship (valued at $6,000), which covers the cost of a room on-campus for the year. All tuition and room scholarships are awarded to recognize superior academic achievements. In addition, a small number of named scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 are awarded each year to continuing international students in recognition of their contributions to the Geneseo campus community.
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Chaminade University of Honolulu is a small, Catholic, comprehensive university sponsored by the Province of the United States of America of the Society of Mary (Marianists). It is located on a hillside in suburban Honolulu, two miles from Waikiki beach. Chaminade currently offers three bachelor’s degrees in twenty-two undergraduate majors, five graduate degree programs, and several professional certificate programs.
The following award amounts are available to qualified international students:
•Regents Scholarship, $6,000 yearly award
•Presidential Scholarship, $5,500 yearly award
•Transfer Grant, $4,000 yearly award
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Stephen F. Austin State University is a largely residential, four-year teaching and research university located in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States. Founded as a teachers’ college in 1923, the university was named after one of Texas’ founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin.
Scholarships available: $1,000 + Texas Tuition Rates! (This will save you about $10,000 each year.) You can get ‘Conditional Admission’ to study English with us too!
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II. Campus News

Philadelphia University is launching a new M.S. in Global Fashion Enterprise, a program that examines new fashion designs, ideas and technologies to create practical business models and market-driven innovation through Philadelphia University’s signature Nexus Learning model. The M.S. in Global Fashion Enterprise offers students valuable connections and real-world experience in the ever-changing fashion industry, providing a competitive edge and expanding the career horizons of forward-thinking professionals.
The program goes beyond the classroom to emphasize the importance of experiential learning by offering students the opportunity to travel overseas to destinations such as Mainland China and Hong Kong to observe, work with and learn from professionals in the field and various organizations within the fashion industry. Graduates of the program will possess the skills, knowledge and networks to successfully manage an international fashion enterprise while being able to bring value-added innovation to the fashion industry.
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Fontbonne University in St. Louis is excited to announce its newest undergraduate program: Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security. Within this full-time degree program, students will take a foundation of mathematics and computer science courses, as well as a series of courses developed specifically for the cyber security program, including Network and Security Management, Wireless Communications and Mobile Forensics, and Computer Forensics.
“Our program will teach students to examine the weaknesses associated with database systems, web applications and operating systems, how to find them, and how to recover data corrupted when systems are compromised. Our graduates will be qualified to analyze, plan and implement security strategies to safeguard organizations and data.” said Yi Yang, cyber security program director, who holds a doctorate in computer science and engineering from Penn State. Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the area of cyber security is projected to grow 22 percent by 2020. This degree will prepare students to work as a cyber security professional in public, private or government settings.
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