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EdUSA Weekly Update Issue #350 October 14th, 2013

I. Financial Aid
UG: University of St. Thomas (MN) Merit Scholarships
UG: The New School (NY) Merit Based Scholarships
UG: University of Kentucky (KY) International Student Scholarships
UG: Buena Vista University (IA) International Student Scholarships
Grad/Postgrad: Illinois State University (IL) MBA Graduate Assistantships

II. Campus News
University of Minnesota (MN) Hosts Winter Sport and Adventure Seminar
Lakeland College (WI) Opens English Language Institute
South Dakota State University (SD) Begins New ESL Program
Discover More About Drexel Universtiy (PA) and the City of Philadelphia
North Central College (IL) Launches English Language Institute

I. Financial Aid

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS (MN) MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas has a long tradition of providing quality education with an emphasis on training morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The university offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 major and 60 minor fields of study and more than 60 graduate degree programs in seven academic divisions.
Currently, over 400 international students and scholars representing over 60 countries are studying at the University of St. Thomas. Competitive financial awards are offered to international students based on academic merit. These scholarships can cover up to 40% of the cost of undergraduate tuition ($12,000). All international students can apply.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/GJvC7k

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THE NEW SCHOOL (NY) MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

The New School Competition provides an opportunity to receive a full or partial scholarship to one of five divisions at the prestigious New School in New York City. The competition is open to high school students graduating no later than 2014. Additional prizes are also eligible to students graduating later than 2014.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1fd2apg

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (KY) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Incoming non-resident freshmen who meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be offered the following scholarships:
• See Blue Scholarship: provides $7,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.
• Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship: provides $8,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.
• Kentucky Heritage Scholarship: provides $10,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1bJNCgk

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BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY (IA) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Located in Storm Lake, Iowa, Buena Vista University has a proud history and commitment to educating international students for over 50 years. There are a variety of scholarships available to qualified international students working toward their college degree, as well as campus employment. Awarded are based on academic records and/or English proficiency test scores.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/19uR4Yx

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ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (IL) MBA GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

The Illinois State University MBA Program offers graduate assistantships (GA) to a select group of qualified students. They are an excellent opportunity for gaining work experience while pursuing your MBA degree. A GA position comes with a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. GA candidates must present acceptable GPA and GMAT scores.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1bvYR8x

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II. Campus News

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (MN) HOSTS WINTER SPORT AND ADVENTURE SEMINAR

Applications for the Minnesota Semester and Winter Sport and Adventure Enrichment Seminar are now open! The university is offering 9 unique semester study options with comprehensive support including guaranteed housing. Application deadline: November 1, 2013.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/120Luph

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LAKELAND COLLEGE (WI) OPENS ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin announces its English Language Institute (ELI) is now offering academic credit for English classes allowing students to earn credit toward their degree immediately when they take classes in ELI. Also, no TOEFL or IELTS is required to enter the program. Lakeland College is now accepting applications for the January 2014 term.
Here are some other things that make the Lakeland ELI special.
• Classes for students at all levels from beginning to advanced.
• The opportunity to combine English classes with regular academic classes for qualified students.
• A conversation partner program that matches each ELI student with an American student.
• A friendship family program that connects ELI students with local families.
• Small, active classes that focus on vocabulary development, communication, and other skills necessary to be successful in academic classes.
• Support not only with English, but also with culture and academics.
Lakeland College is a place where you will feel at home. The beautiful and friendly campus is the perfect place to begin to pursue your dreams. For many students, the experience begins with Lakeland’s English Language Institute.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/GzRxxo

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (SD) BEGINS NEW ESL PROGRAM

International students who attend SDSU now have the option of taking on-campus ESL classes to help improve their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Along with engaging in intensive English training, program participants will preview the American university system and explore American culture unique to the Wild West of South Dakota, including trips to Mt. Rushmore and the site of Little House on the Prairie.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/16GMAzL

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DISCOVER MORE ABOUT DREXEL UNIVERSTIY (PA) AND THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

Drexel University’s hometown of Philadelphia is one of the nation’s first and largest cities, and the birthplace of the American experiment. With a world-class reputation and neighborhood feel, Philadelphia is a lot like Drexel.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/GzHn0s

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NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (IL) LAUNCHES ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

North Central College is pleased to announce the launch of the English Language Institute (ELI) in January 2014. The ELI prepares students for university life with intensive academic English language classes in: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, and Culture.
Applications are being accepted for the winter term that starts on January 3rd, 2014.
Program highlights:
• 20 hours of academic instruction per week with optional lab and tutoring sessions
• Safe, suburban campus 45 kilometers from Chicago
• Walking distance to downtown Naperville and Chicago trains
• Conditional admission for undergraduate students
• Opportunity to start university courses while enrolled in the Institute
• No TOEFL score required before starting the Institute
• Access to all university facilities
• Research, internship, and volunteer opportunities
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/19ZKZ4c

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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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EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.