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EdUSA Weekly Update Issue #343 August 26th, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: Caldwell College International Undergraduate Scholarships
UG: Upper Iowa University International Undergraduate Scholarships
Postgrad: Drexel University Business Doctoral Scholarships for International Students

II. Campus News
Bloomfield College Announces New Academic & Residence Hall Construction
New Academic Program: Business Analytics & Info Systems at U. of Iowa
Northwestern Michigan College Welcomes New International Students

I. Financial Aid


Caldwell College is pleased to announce the availability of academic scholarships for outstanding international applicants. These scholarships range from $10,000 per year to full tuition and are renewable for up to 4 years. Applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships based on their academic credentials (GPA and either SAT or ACT scores).

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Upper Iowa University believes in providing support to students who are serious about continuing their higher education. UIU offers several scholarships of increasing amounts to incoming students based on their grade point average (GPA). Prospective students will automatically be considered for the scholarships at the time of their admission. No separate application is required. Accepted students will be notified of any scholarship award in their admission letter. The scholarships are renewable each year provided the student maintains the required GPA.

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Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business Ph.D. programs offer full scholarships and stipends for International Students.
With a long and rich history of excellence through academics and research, LeBow College of Business offers a Ph.D. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Business with specializations ranging from Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Marketing, and Organization and Strategy. The Ph.D. programs at LeBow College of Business prepare doctoral students to become outstanding scholars and inspiring teachers. Doctoral students are assigned a combination of teaching and research responsibilities. Assistants receive a stipend and full time tuition remission per academic year, an average total of about $66,000. Doctoral students who are making satisfactory progress toward the degree can expect to be provided with the assistantship at a minimum of four years.
Our faculty take a hands-on approach to research and teaching, mentoring students on a daily basis. The support of LeBow’s collaborative, collegial research environment provides our doctoral students with tremendous research opportunities. AACSB accredited, LeBow College is set within a dynamic research community in the Greater Philadelphia area, which is home to more than 80 colleges and universities.
Join us in advancing knowledge and practice through excellence in research and teaching.

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II. Campus News


Bloomfield College is expanding. It is set to receive US$2.5 million in New Jersey capital project grants. Funds will help create a new home for Creative Arts & Technology, smart classrooms. This is great news for the College and for those that are interested in the fields of, animation, game design, digital video and music technology.
Also, as the College expands, a new state of the art 80,434 square foot residence hall is being built.

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Big data is now big business and big money, as companies work to translate vast amounts of data into knowledge about their customers and their people, the things they make and how they make it.
So big that the Department of Labor projects 25 percent growth in the need for workers trained in analytics through 2018. The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business hopes to help meet that demand by establishing one of the first undergraduate business school majors to address big data.
The major— Business Analytics and Information Systems(BAIS)—will teach students to manage vast amounts of data, teasing out what secrets it holds, and then use that information to strengthen their business. Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS) is one of six Undergraduate Business Majors offered by the Tippie College of Business, which is known for the strength of its academic departments and the community built by its students, faculty, and staff. U.S.News & World Report ranks Iowa’s undergraduate business program in the top 25 public universities nationwide.

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This fall Northwestern Michigan College will welcome students from more than 18 different countries to its campus. As the College strives to prepare graduates to be successful in a global economy and society, President Timothy Nelson has placed renewed importance on welcoming more international students.
"Within the next five years, we’d like to see 5% of our student population be international," says Nelson. "The world has changed significantly in the last decade. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we offer students the opportunity to become globally competent. NMC has a unique opportunity to offer an excellent education to international students while providing local students with learning experiences alongside their international peers."
Classes begin August 24 at Northwestern Michigan College. Students from Nigeria, Pakistan, Brazil, India, Jamaica, Afghanistan, Ghana, Peru, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Mali, Portugal, Zambia, Russia, Syria, Denmark and China, will begin their educational journey at NMC. Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2014 semester which begins in January.

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