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EdUSA Weekly Update Issue #382 – June 30th, 2014

I. Financial Aid
UG: Randolph-Macon College (VA) Presidential Scholars Program and Dean’s Award
UG: University of the People Microsoft 4Afrika Scholarship Program
UG/Grad/Postgrad: The University of Mississippi (MS) Academic Excellence Scholarships
UG/Grad/Postgrad: East Tennessee State University (TN) International Students Academic Merit Scholarship

II. Campus News
Study in the USA
The University of Pennsylvania (PA) Writing the University Application Essay Course
Wright State University (OH) Conversation Partners Program
Students & Professor Embrace Cross-cultural Experiences at Univeristy of Wisconsin (WI)
The University of Kansas (KS) Featured International Alumni on Social Media

I. Financial Aid

RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE (VA) PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM AND DEAN’S AWARD

Randolph-Macon’s signature academic scholarship program for new students is the Presidential Scholars Program. The program recognizes students who have demonstrated the highest levels of academic achievement and leadership.
Most awards range from $14,500 to $21,000 per year ($58,000 to $84,000 over four years) for students entering in fall 2014. Awards are renewable for up to a maximum of four years, provided the recipients maintain the required grade point average. All applicants to Randolph-Macon College are automatically considered for a Presidential Scholarship or Dean’s Award, but you should apply to the college no later than February 1.

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

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE MICROSOFT 4AFRIKA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

University of the People and Microsoft 4Afrika have partnered to offer scholarships to students wishing to study Business Administration or Computer Science with UoPeople. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible to participate in additional support programs, professional training from Microsoft, mentorship by Microsoft employees, internships, and job opportunities with Microsoft and their affiliates in Africa.
Applicants, ages 18-34, from all African countries are invited to apply for this exciting scholarship opportunity to study towards their degree, supported by Microsoft. Interested applicants should first complete the UoPeople online application.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1vo6d5B

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI (MS) ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Mississippi welcomes international students to its campus, in part to enhance the educational experience of all its students. Generous scholarships are available to international students on the basis of merit and academic excellence as determined by the scholarship or graduate program.
-Who? For international students from high schools outside of the USA, starting as freshman students.
-Scholarship Range? 90% – 15% of tuition.
-Eligibility? Based on cumulative high school grades and English proficiency scores.

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

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EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (TN) INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship covers 50 percent of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional fees or costs are covered. The award is available for:
-Eight semesters for undergraduate recipients
-Five semesters for recipients seeking a master’s degree, or commensurate with the length of the program.
-Eight semesters for doctoral students, or commensurate with the length of the program (see ETSU graduate catalog).
-Scholarship can be applied to summer semesters.

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

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II. Campus News

STUDY IN THE USA

Are you interested in studying in the USA? Get motivated and learn more with the new Study in the USA video and book.
Also learn more about EducationUSA’s Five Steps to U.S. Study, which are: (1) Research Your Options, (2) Finance Your Studies, (3) Complete Your Application, (4) Apply for Your Student Visa and (5) Prepare for Departure.

For more information, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1vnU4xF

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THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (PA) WRITING THE UNIVERSITY APPLICATION ESSAY COURSE

Writing the university application essay is one of the most important and challenging parts of the U.S. admissions process. It is your chance — and often your only chance — to show the admissions committee who you are, how you think, and why you would be a positive addition to their school and community.
The University of Pennsylvania’s English Language Programs is running their successful 5-week Writing the University Application Essay (UAE) – Online course again this summer. The course offers international students a meaningful step-by-step process to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to write an effective and memorable personal statement.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1hTRv32

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WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY (OH) CONVERSATION PARTNERS PROGRAM

International students at a southwest Ohio college are getting help with conversational English from retirees.
A Wright State University initiative called Conversation Partners matches retired faculty, staff and spouses with students seeking extra practice to improve their English. It’s part of an intensive English program that helps non-native speakers develop language, academic and social skills meant to help them be successful at a U.S. university.

For more information, please visit: http://ohne.ws/1oL1VHX

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STUDENTS & PROFESSOR EMBRACE CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES AT UNIVERISTY OF WISCONSIN (WI)

It’s a ritual more than one course at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has likely practiced: The end of semester “food day.”
In spring 2014, students in two of UW Oshkosh English Professor Breck Speers’ classes enjoyed what he described as “an international flavor.” While Speers’ spring Advanced Composition and spring interim Business English courses are not designed around an international curriculum or theme, both courses deeply benefitted from something UW Oshkosh prides itself on: A natural, inclusive learning environment where the experience of international students fuels a cross-cultural exchange just as valuable as the course’s content.

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

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THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (KS) FEATURED INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The University of Kansas (KU) has a global network of alumni with fierce Jayhawk pride. We are honored to have successful alumni across the globe in professions as varied as our academic offerings.
In recognition of our prestigious international alumni, the Office of Internatinal Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions (IRUA) is featuring one international alumnus each week through social media. The featured alumni include former international students as well as former U.S. students who now live abroad.
Check our Facebook page each Friday for a post announcing the featured alumnus for the week. If you know of a KU alumnus who we should feature, please contact Shannon O’Hagan at [email protected].

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1slGC0Z

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