EducationUSA Weekly Update, #323, April 1, 2013

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  • 1. Issue #323 April 1st, 2013I. Financial AidUG: Southern Oregon University Merit-and-Need Based ScholarshipsUG: The University of Texas at Austin Academic ScholarshipsUG: Concordia University Merit-Based ScholarshipsUG: Pacific University Merit- and Talent-Based ScholarshipsUG: Chatham University Merit-Based ScholarshipsGrad/Postgrad: Cornell University AssistantshipsGrad/Postgrad: University of Georgia Scholarships and FellowshipsGrad/Postgrad: International House Middle Eastern Affairs Study GrantsII. Campus News• Register Now for the Hobsons Latin America Virtual Student Fair• Widener University School of Law to Host Virtual Information Session• Ohio University Offers New Journalism Minor• Syracuse University Develops Summer Courses to Help International Students Adjust• Creighton University Celebrates Diversity on CampusSOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY MERIT-AND-NEED BASEDSCHOLARSHIPSWith smaller classes and individual attention from faculty, you are not anumber at Southern Oregon University. Our four-year university specializes in a strong liberal artsand sciences curriculum balanced with career-focused preparation. Our liberal arts programs areintellectually challenging, creative and practical. You’ll be learning more than theory—you’ll beconnecting what you learn in class with the community outside through internships, capstoneprojects, and undergraduate research.Southern Oregon University offers three scholarships for new and continuing international students.To apply for these scholarships, download and complete their application forms: Ashland RotaryScholarship, Cascade International Student Scholarship, and Siskiyou International StudentScholarship.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XsJrsYTHE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPSFounded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eightteachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campuswith 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and morethan 50,000 students. UT is a diverse learning community, with studentsfrom more than 100 countries and a student body that reflects the face of our society. AfricanAmerican, Hispanic, and Asian American students make up more than 35 percent of the enrollment,and 9 percent are international students.Some academic departments at UT Austin award academic scholarships for which internationalstudents are eligible to compete. However, many such awards are available to students only afteran initial year of work at UT Austin. To find out if your department offers such scholarships, contactyour college or department.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZhJ4ku
  • 2. CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSConcordia is a private, Christian, liberal arts university open to studentsof any faith. Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, Concordia University iscommitted to the dual purpose of preparing students for life and for aliving. Concordia provides a challenging, yet supportive learningenvironment where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens ourcommitment to justice, compassion and moral integrity. We respect diversity, and integrate faith intoevery aspect of learning, service and life.Concordia University in Portland, Oregon provides scholarships to Undergraduate students up to$6,000 based on merit. Scholarships are available to both freshmen and transfer students.Additional scholarship money may be available for students who submit SAT scores. There is nolimit to the merit-based scholarship.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15MLN9APACIFIC UNIVERSITY MERIT- AND TALENT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSApplied learning, small classes, friendly environment, dedicated facultyand a great value. Discover your passion at Pacific University andprepare for your career.Pacific University is offering large merit-based scholarships forinternational undergraduate students. The range for this scholarship is $10,500 - $ 22,000 per academic year. Talent Scholarships in the range of $ 500 - $ 6000 are alsoavailable for international undergraduate students.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/NkteQsCHATHAM UNIVERSITY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSChatham University prepares students from around the world to helpdevelop solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Throughout its history Chatham hasbeen innovative and entrepreneurial in its growth from a small womens college to a dynamicUniversity.Undergraduate women are eligible for annually renewable merit scholarships from $7,000-$16,000per year. International undergraduates may be eligible to apply for annually renewable World ReadyWomen scholarships of up to $3,000 per year. Graduate students (men and women) may apply forgraduate assistantships.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/YkS4cZ
  • 3. CORNELL UNIVERSITY ASSISTANTSHIPSWith 5200 graduate and professional students in nearly 100 fields ofstudy, the Graduate School administers all graduate and professionaldegrees at Cornell except the D.V.M., J.D., L.L.M., M.B.A.,, and M.D.degrees. The Graduate School provides critical strategic leadership and administrative andacademic structures within which a diverse group of students and faculty in the graduate fieldsystem find the support, governance systems, and encouragement to thrive intellectually andprofessionally and achieve academic excellence.Full-time Ph.D. and research masters students may be awarded assistantships, which fall into fourgeneral categories: Teaching Assistant (TA), Research Assistant (RA), Graduate Assistant (GA),and Graduate Research Assistant (GRA). These awards are administered by fields anddepartments. International students who come from countries where English is not the firstlanguage and who will TA in their first semester at Cornell are required to participate in the Centerfor Teaching Excellences International Teaching Assistant (ITAP) summer program.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/10t13cbUNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPSThe University attracts students nationally and internationally as well asfrom within Georgia. It offers the states broadest array of possibilities ingraduate and professional education, and thus a large minority of thestudent body is post-baccalaureate. The Graduate School administers all graduate programs ofthe University. It offers the Master of Arts in 35 disciplines, the Master of Science in 51 disciplinesand the Doctor of Philosophy in 79 disciplines. Professional master’s degrees are available in 32areas, and professional doctoral degrees are offered in education, music, and public health. TheUniversity also awards the Master of Education in 19 areas, the Specialist in Education in 19 areasand the Doctor of Education in 12 areas.Many degree programs within the University of Georgia offer scholarships & fellowships to studentsseeking a major within their department. Information regarding these departmental awards may befound by visiting the departmental websites. Extramural fellowships are those awarded bygovernmental agencies, private foundations, and corporations. Many extramural fellowships areopen to international students.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/YKD4k4INTERNATIONAL HOUSE MIDDLE EASTERN AFFAIRS STUDY GRANTSFor more than 88 years, the I-House experience of international culturalexchange in a diverse community has transformed the lives of more than65,000 people. An independent, non-profit organization, International Househas enjoyed distinguished leadership since its inception. Past Chairmen ofthe Board have included two former U.S. Presidents, three Secretaries ofState, and a former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded, through the generous support of the Cleveland H. DodgeFoundation, to 3-4 applicants from the Middle East or those from elsewhere who are studyingMiddle Eastern Affairs. Recipients of this distinguished award will be expected to attend one specialevent with trustees of the Dodge Foundation, to submit a written report each semester detailingacademic progress and involvement with the I-House community and to assist the AdmissionsOffice regarding recruitment ideas.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15LBmTT
  • 4. REGISTER NOW FOR THE HOBSONS LATIN AMERICA VIRTUALSTUDENT FAIRJoin the Hobsons Latin America Virtual Student Fair on April 27th, 2013for a realistic, computer-generated environment where you can chat livewith U.S. colleges and universities! Also, you will have the chance to chatwith international students like you who are already on campus. Registernow and attend the fair to be eligible to win $3,000 in scholarships!For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/14IfHzYWIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW TO HOST VIRTUALINFORMATION SESSIONTo provide interested students and applicants more information on ouravailable LL.M. programs, Widener University School of Law will be hosting a free virtualinformation session broadcast live from the Delaware Campus on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. To participate, please make sure that your computer has AdobeFlash software installed prior to the webinar.In addition to our longstanding programs in Health Law and Corporate Law, Widener Law isoffering a new General LLM program starting in fall 2013. The new program will offer several areasof concentration, including Criminal Law, Environmental Law, and American Legal Studies. We alsoare offering an exclusively online LLM in Delaware Corporate Law, starting in fall 2013.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/SNGAKpOHIO UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW JOURNALISM MINOROhio Universitys E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is proud to offer anew Journalism Minor. The Journalism Minor offers students an overviewof the role of media in society and an understanding of basic theories and practices ofnewsgathering and strategic communication. The minor helps students to communicateinformation about their major disciplines to a wide audience across multiple media platforms.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15PuN2w
  • 5. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEVELOPS SUMMER COURSES TO HELPINTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADJUSTA bridge program to acclimate international students to academic and cultural aspects of theUnited States during the summer is in the works at Syracuse University.The program would enable international transfer students and first-year international graduatestudents to take two, three-credit courses prior to the start of the fall semester. Courses includeone class on library research skills and one class on global leadership, neither of which wouldcount toward a degree. Students would also be able to take summer courses offered throughindividual colleges at SU.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZTVdiNCREIGHTON UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES DIVERSITY ON CAMPUSThe International Student Association is a group at Creighton Universitydevoted to celebrating and learning about the different cultures aroundthe world, especially those of Creighton’s student body.The association has members from places as far away as China andfrom as close as here in Omaha, Nebraska. According to Arts & Sciences sophomore AgriniBoken, the International Student Association’s VP for Administrative Affairs, all Internationalstudents are automatically members and American students are also welcome to join. The club isopen to all students no matter what their heritage, and members share their cultures with eachother.For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZTWRB6Contact 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-aidEducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide thefinancial aid and news information contained herein.