EducationUSA Weekly Update, #357, December 2, 2013


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Accredited U.S. educational institutions can publicize their financial aid opportunities and campus news to the EducationUSA network of over 400 centers in 170 countries through our free service: EdUSA Weekly Update. EducationUSA advising centers will, in turn, circulate this information through a multitude of international channels via social media, newsletters, bulletin boards, websites, and more!

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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #357, December 2, 2013

  1. 1. Issue #357 December 2nd, 2013 I. Financial Aid UG: North Central College (IL) International Student Scholarships UG: Northern Kentucky University (KY) International Student Awards UG: Murray State University (KY) Merit Based Scholarships UG: Viterbo University (WI) International Student Scholarships Grad: University of San Francisco (CA) Graduate Student Scholarships II. Campus News • EducationUSA Hosts Step 2 of Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study: Educational Credentials Evaluation • College of Staten Island (NY) Offers Master of Science in Business Management • University of Nebraska (NE) Announces New LL.M. Program in U.S. Legal Studies • George Washington University (DC) Makes Video for Peace • Carroll University (WI) Still Accepting Spring 2014 Applications for Intensive English Program • University of Denver (CO) Releases English Language Center's Student-Edited Newsletter NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (IL) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS North Central is a nationally-recognized liberal arts university near Chicago, Illinois that was founded in 1861. North Central's International Scholarship is an academic scholarship for undergraduate students that is offered to qualified students at the time of admission. The award ranges up to $20,000 per year (up to $80,000 over four years) and is renewable if the student remains in good academic standing. Grades, test scores, essay and teacher recommendations are considered in the award review. For more information, please visit: NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (KY) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AWARDS Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of nearly 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Every semester the Office of International Student and Scholars award approximately ten scholarships to new students. This award is called the International Student Award and is in the amount of $1,000/ semester. All new international students are automatically eligible for this scholarship when they apply to the university. It is not necessary to fill out a separate application for the International Student Award. Recipients of the International Student Award will be chosen based on test scores and grades. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (KY) MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS Murray State University, founded in 1922, is a public university offering 118 bachelor's and master's programs. The university receives high rankings for its academic excellence and low tuition fees. As an international student, you will feel welcome in the city of Murray which is one of the friendliest and safest places in America. Leadership Scholarships are merit-based and are available for outstanding international students who demonstrate leadership abilities through community service experience, volunteering and extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded for four years of undergraduate study or two years of graduate study. * Undergraduate: valued at approximately $7,000 per year - Estimated Tuition with Scholarship: $7,044 * Graduate: valued at approximately $8,500 per year - Estimated Tuition with Scholarship: $8,028 For more information, please visit: VITERBO UNIVERSITY (WI) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Viterbo University is located in beautiful La Crosse, Wis.—a city with a population of 52,000 amid majestic bluffs and scenic valleys near the Mississippi River. The university offers small classes, over 50 major fields of study and a variety of extracurricular activities. International students at Viterbo come from a wide variety of locations around the world and academic scholarships are awarded based on applicants' merit. * Merit- $7,000 * Excellence- $9,000 * Signature- $11,000 For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO (CA) GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Graduate applicants to the College of Arts and Sciences are automatically considered for merit-based fellowships at the time of admission review. No additional application required! For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. EDUCATIONUSA HOSTS STEP 2 OF YOUR 5 STEPS TO U.S. STUDY: EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS EVALUATION How do U.S. colleges evaluate my academic credentials? Education credentials are typically your secondary/high school diploma and transcripts, as well as any final national exams required in your country. On December 6th, 2013 at 10:00am EST, EducationUSA will be hosting an interactive webinar to answer your questions about credentials evaluation. This webinar will feature a panel of U.S. higher education representatives who will provide insight on how universities and colleges evaluate these credentials. For more information, please visit: COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (NY) OFFERS MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT The College of Staten Island of the City University of New York offers a program leading to a degree of Master of Science in Business Management. It is designed for a broad spectrum of students with undergraduate degrees in business, accounting and related fields. The 30-credit program of advanced training in management may be completed in one year. For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (NE) ANNOUNCES NEW LL.M. PROGRAM IN U.S. LEGAL STUDIES The University of Nebraska is proud to announce a new LL.M. (or legal masters degree) program in United States Legal Studies. The LL.M. program is designed for students holding degrees in law from universities outside the United States. Graduates are trained to meet the demands of legal practice in our globalized world by attending their courses side-by-side with J.D. students. Our goal is to engage international attorneys in U.S. legal studies and to provide a wider worldview for our J.D. students. We need your help spreading the word about this new opportunity. You may also request brochures be sent to them by contacting Elsbeth Magilton, Executive Director of Graduate Programming at For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (DC) MAKES VIDEO FOR PEACE The George Washington University Cypriot Teenagers Make Video for Peace A group of 20 high school-level Turkish and Greek Cypriots came to The George Washington University in summer 2013 as part of GW’s International Summer initiative. They recently produced a video that put their new skills into practice, featuring Cypriot youth discussing their hopes for the future of their country. The video can be found here: This program is one of a variety of ways that high school students from all over the world join GW’s campus community every summer. For example, in our GW Pre-College Program, international high school students can choose from credit or non-credit options that last from one to six weeks. In 2014 students can find new courses in Politics and Technology, Elements of Music Theory and Eastern Religions. To find out more about this program, visit the Summer and Special Programs website: Applications open December 16. For more information, please visit: CARROLL UNIVERSITY (WI) STILL ACCEPTING SPRING 2014 APPLICATIONS FOR INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM Carroll University, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, only 90 minutes from Chicago and 20 minutes from Milwaukee, is still accepting applications for Spring 2014 admission in the the Intensive English Program (IEP). The program is open to students of all levels of English language proficiency and no TOEFL/IELTS scores are required for admission. Carroll's IEP is designed to help non-native English speakers increase their English language skills. The goal of the program is to prepare students with the oral and written language skills they need to be successful in an American university. The Intensive English Program at Carroll University is flexible in nature, assessing the needs of international students. Students entering the program might be placed in a full-time intensive English course of study (20 instructional hours per week), or placed in a combination of university level academic course and intensive English language study. Why Choose Carroll University: • Carroll offers the benefit of a warm and welcoming environment, where students are known and nurtured by faculty and staff. • There are many opportunities for students to mix with faculty and other students from around the world, extending their learning community beyond classroom walls. • Carroll is a safe campus environment. • Students live on campus and have full access to all university facilities. • Students can participate in the academic community, extracurricular activities, organizations and clubs including athletics, theater, musical performances and guest lecturers. • International students will be well cared for and feel part of Carroll University family from the moment they arrive. For more information, please visit:
  5. 5. UNIVERSITY OF DENVER (CO) RELEASES ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER'S STUDENT-EDITED NEWSLETTER The University of Denver houses a full-time, fully accredited intensive English program to students wishing to improve their skills before they enroll in degree programs. Here is the English Language Center's latest student-edited newsletter. For more information, please visit: Contact an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university. (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 would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.