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EdUSA Weekly Update Issue #344 September 2nd, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: Concord University International Student Merit Scholarships
UG: University of South Florida International Undergraduate Scholarships
UG: Ohio Wesleyan University Merit Scholarships
UG/Grad: Northern Arizona University International Student Scholarships
UG/Grad/Postgrad: East Tennessee State University International Student Merit Scholarship

II. Campus News
Hobsons Middle East & Africa Virtual Student Fair – September 7
James Madison University’s International Student Population Growing Fast
Madison English as a Second Language School Tuition Discount
New Orientation Gives Students a Jumpstart on Campus Life

I. Financial Aid

CONCORD UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Concord University offers a variety of scholarships to qualified students, based on grades and test scores. Our International Leadership contest offers a core group of student leaders the opportunity to gain a $12,500 scholarship that is renewable up to four years. Please contact David McKee for instructions on how to apply.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/145Mc6S

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic scholarships are available to international students through the Office of Admissions. Meeting or exceeding the posted criteria does not guarantee selection for a scholarship. For consideration:
• Apply for admission and complete your application by the priority deadline of January 2; applications received and completed after this date may be considered on a funds available basis.
• Verify your residency classification by checking your application status at my.usf.edu. Eligible students from Caribbean and Latin American nations or U.S. territories (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) may be considered for in-state scholarships. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.
• Maintain a post-secondary GPA of a 3.0 or higher, if completing dual enrollment or college coursework. If selected for a scholarship, you will receive notification by mail. You may check the status of your application, view and accept any scholarships at my.usf.edu.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/18q4HnJ

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OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Ohio Wesleyan University is a national liberal arts and sciences university with a major international presence. It is located in Delaware, Ohio, a small community just 20 miles from Columbus, the nation’s 16th-largest city. OWU offers 93 majors, sequences, and courses of study, as well as 23 varsity sports.
To be eligible for merit scholarships, you must present an outstanding academic record, high standardized test scores, and a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 on the computer-based test or 80 on the Internet-based test) or at least a 7 on the IELTS. We evaluate your record and accomplishments in competition with other applicants for scholarship awards. Students with outstanding academic credentials may, in addition to receiving an award, be designated as honors students. Most of our financial awards are merit based.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/195jzdD

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NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are an international student who would like to study at Northern Arizona University, there are many scholarships that you can win to help pay for your education.
If you are a new F-1 student and want to earn a degree at the Flagstaff campus, you may be eligible for an award of $4,000. You can apply this award to your tuition costs. You will be notified of this award when you are admitted to Northern Arizona University. Award letters will be sent with your admissions packets.
The Continuing International Student Tuition Scholarship is a merit-based tuition waiver for F-1 undergraduate, degree-seeking international students. If you win this scholarship, you will receive a partial waiver of your out-of-state tuition.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/12TrycN

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EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

East Tennessee State University still offers the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship for all new international undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship covers 50% of tuition. The scholarship’s value is currently estimated at $11,200 per academic year for undergraduate students and $10,200 per academic year for graduate students.
The award lasts for eight semesters for undergraduate recipients, five semesters for recipients seeking a master’s degree, and eight semesters for recipients seeking a doctoral degree.
Students receiving this scholarship must attend ETSU as full-time, degree-seeking students.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/oMFjnV

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II. Campus News

HOBSONS MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA VIRTUAL STUDENT FAIR – SEPTEMBER 7

A realistic, computer-generated environment where you can interact with others. Get admissions information from U.S. colleges and universities: chat live with them when you log in! Chat with international students like you who are already on campus.
Watch student video webcasts and download them. Be eligible to win USD3,000 in scholarships- all you need to do is follow these 2 easy steps: 1) Register Online and 2) Attend the Fair.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1dpHYiX

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JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY’S INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POPULATION GROWING FAST

Spanning 29 states and 30 countries, the JMU class of 2017 is far from ordinary. This year, there are 120 freshmen international students from countries including China, Oman and Brazil. JMU is increasing its international student enrollment; it has more than doubled since 2011.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/18qbrlF

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MADISON ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SCHOOL TUITION DISCOUNT

Want to study English in the United States? Located in the heart of the Midwest, MESLS is an ideal choice. The school offers high quality language instruction in a friendly, home-like setting to help students improve their English language abilities for academic purposes, career advancement and everyday social purposes.
At MESLS you can:
* Improve English conversation skills
* Improve English for academic and professional uses
* Go on to graduate or undergraduate study in the U.S.
* Learn English in class, in the computer lab, in the student lounge, and with American conversation partners
When applying to MESLS, mention EducationUSA to receive a 5% tuition discount!

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Z2YIoL

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NEW ORIENTATION GIVES STUDENTS A JUMPSTART ON CAMPUS LIFE

In an effort to help international students adjust to their new life at Temple and in the U.S., as well as introduce them to campus faculty, students, resources and services, the University’s Office of International Affairs developed its first international student orientation.
Students from across the globe arrived on campus on Aug. 10, a few weeks before the start of classes, to become acclimated to Temple University and Philadelphia before the fall semester began.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/195knyZ

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