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EdUSA Weekly Update Issue #378 May 12th, 2014

I. Financial Aid
UG: Baylor University (TX) Scholarships for International Students
UG: Fontbonne University (MO) International Scholarships
UG: University of Montana (MT) UM Entering Student Scholarship
UG: Linfield College (OR) International Student Scholarships

II. Campus News
Joliet Junior College (IL) Intensive English for Academic Purposes (IEAP) Program
Oregon State University (OR) International Students Celebrate Their Cultures Together
Parkland College (IL) Being an International Student is No Small Feat
4 Things International Students Should Look for in a U.S. College

I. Financial Aid

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (TX) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Incoming international students are considered for academic scholarships (the Regents’ Gold Scholarship, President’s Gold Scholarship, Provost’s Gold Scholarship, Deans’Gold Scholarship and Transfer Scholarship).
International students whose status allows them to work in the U.S. can also apply for a limited number of on-campus jobs. These positions usually pay minimum wage for up to 20 hours per week.

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

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FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY (MO) INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

International scholarships (undergraduate only) ranging from $3,000 – $13,000 are still available until the Fall 2014 application deadline of June 15, 2014. All international undergraduate students are automatically considered for an international student scholarship after submitting a complete application.
Learn more about our international student scholarship award chart online.

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

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UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA (MT) UM ENTERING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

University of Montana is still accepting applications from international students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Admitted students are automatically evaluated for the UM Entering Student Scholarship valued from $2,000 to $10,000 per year.
http://admissions.umt.edu/admissions/international/scholarships.php

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1ktqVN2

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LINFIELD COLLEGE (OR) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Linfield offers a limited number of partial tuition scholarships to international students. In some cases, we can also offer part-time, on-campus work opportunities. An interested student must apply for scholarship and work grants by sending a personal letter with his or her application for admission.

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

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II. Campus News

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (IL) INTENSIVE ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (IEAP) PROGRAM

Joliet Junior College was recently approved to allow F-1 students into their Intensive English for Academic Purposes (IEAP) program. They are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester. The IEAP curriculum has been at the college since 2010 but was previously limited to local immigrants. Due to the high success rates of those students (average college-level English grade is a 3.17 after completing program) Joliet Junior College is thrilled to expand the program and welcome students on an F-1 visa. New courses include American Culture I & II and a Language Laboratory course.
Our main campus is just 72km outside downtown Chicago, giving students the opportunity to experience the exceptional cultural activity of the city. Joliet Junior College is also one of the few community colleges in Illinois with on-campus student housing.

For more information, please contact Dayna Crabb at [email protected].
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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (OR) INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CELEBRATE THEIR CULTURES TOGETHER

Students had the chance to share stories about their culture on May 4th as part of the International Students of OSU’s annual Spring Festival, in which 16 international student groups served food and performed for students and their families attending the university’s Moms Weekend. The theme of this year’s festival was “Stories our Mamas told us.”
Click the link to learn more!
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/international-students-celebrate-their-cultures-together/article_e9e1e162-d3e6-11e3-8303-0019bb2963f4.html

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

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PARKLAND COLLEGE (IL) BEING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IS NO SMALL FEAT

International students make up a significant portion of the student body at Parkland. According to Parkland’s website, 350 students representing over 50 countries attend school here. Life for an international student is different from that of a domestic student in many ways. In addition to the typical stresses that any college student deals with, international students may also find it difficult to feel comfortable in an unfamiliar environment. Parkland is well aware of the difficulties these students face and has staff on hand to help them cope.
Click to learn more about life at Parkland as an international student:
http://www.prospectusnews.com/being-an-international-student-is-no-small-feat-1.3165696#.u2pbj3yveul

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

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4 THINGS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A U.S. COLLEGE

International students should make sure to evaluate characteristics other than a college’s rankings. Before you decide which U.S. colleges you’ll apply to, you should research the following about each school you’re considering to find where you can be a happy and successful student.
Click on the link to learn more about what to look for in a U.S. College:
http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/international-student-counsel/2014/03/25/4-things-international-students-should-look-for-in-a-us-college

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1acg4G1

 

 

Contact an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university.
EducationUSA.state.gov (Note: students must apply for financial aid directly with the institution listed)
An archive of these and other past financial aid and news announcements is available at EducationUSA.info/financial-aid
EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.