EducationUSA Weekly Update, #361, January 13, 2014


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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #361, January 13, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #361 January 13th, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: University of Cincinnati (OH) Merit-Based Global Scholarships UG: The New School for Public Engagement (NY) Scholarship Competition UG/Grad/Postgrad: Texas Christian University (TX) MBA Program Merit Scholarships Postgrad: Drexel University (PA) Doctoral Business Program Full Scholarships & Stipends II. Campus News • EducationUSA Participates in Upcoming U Penn MOOC on "Applying to U.S. Universities" • Providence College (RI) Launches New International Student Website • George Washington University (DC) Online Office Hours for Fellowship Applicants • University of Toledo (OH) Offers Useful Master's of Public Administration Program • University of Kansas (KS) To Change BS in Architectural Engineering to 4-Year Program • University of Arkansas (AR) School of Law's Graduate Legal Degree in Agricultural & Food Law UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI (OH) MERIT-BASED GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIPS The University of Cincinnati Global Scholarship is a merit-based award with multiple levels. Awards range from $1,000 up to $25,000 (full tuition) per year. It is renewable for the duration of a bachelor’s degree program (up to 8 semesters of study for freshmen, 4 semesters for transfers) and the average award amount is $9,000 per year. Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) is Ohio's premier urban research university. Ranked among the top 25 public research universities in the United States, UC has over 250 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs, many of which are nationally ranked. The University of Cincinnati offers the UC Global Scholarship for qualified international undergraduate students. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. THE NEW SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT (NY) SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Open to adult and transfer students that want to begin their academic studies or resume unfinished studies at The New School for Public Engagement. Only those who have applied and have been accepted to a New School for Public Engagement undergraduate degree program are eligible. Winners are expected to start their undergraduate program at The New School for Public Engagement in the fall of 2014. One full- and one partial-tuition scholarship for a bachelor's degree at The New School for Public Engagement. All you have to do is answer 3 multiple-choice question sets, write a short motivational statement and upload a ”Tell Your Story” video case to be in the running for the scholarship prizes. For more information, please visit: TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (TX) MBA PROGRAM MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS TCU MBA merit based scholarships are available to all qualified candidates for admission. Scholarship package ranging from $30,000 to $55,000/year. The large majority of their students receive scholarship or graduate assistant awards from the Neeley School. The award decisions are made on the basis of the credentials presented with your admission application. Many factors are weighed including prior academic performance, relevant test scores, professional work experience, motivation, maturity and leadership ability. More information on the full-time MBA program can be found at For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. DREXEL UNIVERSITY (PA) DOCTORAL BUSINESS PROGRAM FULL SCHOLARSHIPS & STIPENDS Drexel University's LeBow College of Business Ph.D. programs offer full scholarships and stipends for International Students. Their application system is now open. Please visit the Drexel website for more information. Applications are free and our deadline is January 31, 2014. With a long and rich history of excellence through academics and research, LeBow College of Business offers a Ph.D. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Business with specializations ranging from Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Marketing, and Organization and Strategy. The Ph.D. programs at LeBow College of Business prepare doctoral students to become outstanding scholars and inspiring teachers. Doctoral students are assigned a combination of teaching and research responsibilities. Assistants receive a stipend and full time tuition remission per academic year, an average total of about $66,000. Doctoral students who are making satisfactory progress toward the degree can expect to be provided with the assistantship at a minimum of four years. The faculty take a hands-on approach to research and teaching, mentoring students on a daily basis. The support of LeBow’s collaborative, collegial research environment provides our doctoral students with tremendous research opportunities. AACSB accredited, LeBow College is set within a dynamic research community in the Greater Philadelphia area, which is home to more than 80 colleges and universities. For more information, please visit: EDUCATIONUSA PARTICIPATES IN UPCOMING U PENN MOOC ON "APPLYING TO U.S. UNIVERSITIES" EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State supported network, is proud to be a part of this free "Applying to U.S. Universities" MOOC course designed by the University of Pennsylvania's English Language Program and offered free of charge to international students on the Coursera platform. This course will help you understand how the U.S. university application and admission process works for international students and non-native English speakers applying to undergraduate (i.e., bachelor's degree) programs. For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (RI) LAUNCHES NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WEBSITE Providence College’s new International Student website details the application process for students applying from outside the United States. Providence College (PC) is still welcoming applications for the Class of 2018 through our Regular Decision deadline of January 15, 2014. This year, PC celebrated the opening of the College’s new signature academic building, the Ruane Center for the Humanities. Symbolizing PC’s commitment to the liberal arts, the humanities, and undergraduate education, the building is home to PC’s hallmark Development of Western Civilization Program as well as the Liberal Arts Honors Program. Another exciting milestone was the one-year anniversary of the Providence College School of Business (PCSB) receiving the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. The distinction is considered the “gold standard” for college business programs, achieved by 30 percent in the United States and only 5 percent worldwide. The Providence College School of Business embraces both the traditional business disciplines as well as incorporates the benefits of a liberal arts education. It provides a values-based education and allows students to think critically and harness self-reflection while focusing on a real-world experience. Small class sizes and student engagement in the PCSB are a key component of the Providence College business curriculum. To learn more about the Ruane Center for the Humanities, please check out the web link: To learn more about the AACSB-accredited Providence College School of Business, please check out the web link: For more information, please visit: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (DC) ONLINE OFFICE HOURS FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS The Office of Graduate Admissions at the Elliott School of International Affairs will be holding online office hours leading up to our January 15th fellowship deadline. Be see below for dates/times: January 10: 1-4:30 p.m. EDT January 13: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT and 1-4:30 p.m. EDT January 14: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT and 1-4:30 p.m. EDT January 15: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT and 1-4:30 p.m. EDT For more information, please visit:
  5. 5. UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO (OH) OFFERS USEFUL MASTER'S OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM The University of Toledo's excellent Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides graduates with the tools to launch prestigious careers. One prominent example of this phenomenon is 1994 alumnus Elin Suleymanov, who was recently appointed Ambassador to the United States by the government of his homeland of Azerbaijan. His Excellency Ambassador Suleymanov had been the nation’s first consul general to Los Angeles and the Western states; he led a team that established an Azerbaijani diplomatic presence on the West Coast. Earlier, Suleymanov served as senior counselor at the Foreign Relations Department, Office of the President, in Baku, Azerbaijan, and as press officer of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, D.C. His experience before joining diplomatic service includes working with the United Nations high commissioner for refugees in Azerbaijan, as well as with the Open Media Research Institute in Prague, Czech Republic, and Glaverbel Czech, a leading manufacturing company in East-Central Europe. The 1994 UT alumnus has authored numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at academic events. He speaks Azerbaijani, English, Russian and Czech languages. For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (KS) TO CHANGE BS IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING TO 4-YEAR PROGRAM The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas will change its Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BS ARCE) degree program from a five-year curriculum to a four-year program, beginning summer 2014. The streamlined, ABET-accredited degree program will require students to complete a curriculum with 128 credit hours. Previously, students had to complete a 165 credit hour curriculum. Under the new plan, students will be able to graduate and enter the job market sooner, or more quickly complete several master’s degree programs, including an NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture from KU. For more information, please visit:
  6. 6. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (AR) SCHOOL OF LAW'S GRADUATE LEGAL DEGREE IN AGRICULTURAL & FOOD LAW The University of Arkansas School of Law is proud to offer the only advanced legal degree program in agricultural law and food law in the United States. Our unique curriculum attracts candidates from throughout the United States and the world. While some candidates are recent law school graduates, many are experienced attorneys and academics. Our alumni proudly serve as leaders in private practice, government, industry, public policy, advocacy, and academia. Our expanded curriculum addresses the full spectrum of food and agricultural law issues, and new online educational opportunities put us at the forefront of technology. Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are being accepted now. 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.