EducationUSA Weekly Update, #324, April 8, 2013


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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #324, April 8, 2013

  1. 1. Issue #324 April 8th, 2013I. Financial AidUG: Northwestern Michigan College Merit-Based ScholarshipsUG: University of North Dakota National Science Foundation ScholarshipsUG: Monmouth College Merit-and Need-Based ScholarshipsUG/Grad: Smith College Summer Program ScholarshipsUG/Grad/Postgrad: East Tennessee State University Academic Merit ScholarshipsGrad: Indiana University South Bend Business and Economics FellowshipsII. Campus News• Northern Arizona University Connects with Students Virtually• Sacred Heart University Welcomes Baseball Legend Bobby Valentine to its Athletics Program• Pittsburg State University Announces International Mini-MST Certificate Program• New Summer Course Introduces International Students to English and Business• Study Georgia Launches Several New English Language ProgramsNORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSNorthwestern Michigan College is a publicly funded community college that servespeople, organizations and businesses. We serve more than 50,000 learnersannually throughout the Grand Traverse region and beyond. NMC offers associatedegrees and professional certificates and, through our University Center, nine partneruniversities grant baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.Northwestern Michigan College is offering scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year rangingfrom $500-$1000 to applicants with an equivalent 3.0 GPA or higher who complete an applicationby June 1, 2013.For more information, please visit: OF NORTH DAKOTA NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATIONSCHOLARSHIPSFounded on the principle that an outstanding liberal arts education is thebasis of successful citizenship, UND is focused on teaching, research andcreative and scholarly activity, and service to the state of North Dakota,nation, and world. Students matter at UND. It is a place where studentsresearch alongside renowned faculty and those same renowned faculty light up the classrooms.The National Science Foundation has awarded to the University of North Dakota Science Team agrant to support a scholarship program to students in biology, chemistry, geography andmathematics. The program will provide financial support for up to 4 years (if renewal criteria aresatisfied) covering tuition & fees with support of up to $10,000 a year, depending on the financialaid eligibility and qualifying to the selection/eligibility criteria.For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. MONMOUTH COLLEGE MERIT-AND NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSMonmouth College, a residential liberal arts college located in the beautiful, safeand affordable Midwest, warmly welcomes international students, includingtransfer students.There is no application fee, and admitted students are automatically consideredfor merit scholarships (of up to $21,000 per year) - there is no additionalapplication required. With proper documentation, students will also be considered for financial-need-based aid (approximately $5,000 per year). The total cost to the student next year (includingroom, board, travel, books, and health insurance) will be approximately $13,000 per semester. Werequire TOEFL or IELTS; SAT scores may be substituted for the language proficiency scores, but wedo not require SAT scores.For more information, please visit: COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPSSmith Colleges summer programs are offering multiple $1500 scholarships forits "American College Internship Program," which runs from July 7-August 3,2013.The program offers 15 hours each week of ESL, American culture and historyclasses, as well as academic writing and public speaking courses. We will tourother college campuses, such as Harvard, M.I.T., Amherst, Middlebury, NYU, to name a few. We willalso help you select undergraduate and graduate programs to apply to. This program will help yousucceed in an American classroom! Applications are due April 26th.For more information, please visit: TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC MERITSCHOLARSHIPSEast Tennessee State University prepares students to becomeproductive, enlightened citizens who actively serve their communities andour world. Education is the university’s foremost goal. ETSU providesoutstanding programs of study, enhanced access to education, distinctiveeducation and research opportunities, and a variety of distance educationofferings to attract students from around the region and the world. ETSU affirms that a diversepopulation is necessary for the intellectual, social, economic, and professional development of ourcampus and regional communities.The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is available to all qualified new internationalstudents applying to East Tennessee State University at the undergraduate and graduate levels.The scholarship covers 50% of tuition. Students seeking undergraduate degrees or doctoratedegrees can receive the award for 8 semesters. Recipients pursuing master’s degrees can receivethe award for 5 semesters. Recipients must be full-time, degree seeking students who have or planto have an F-1 or J-1 student visa. Students must complete an admissions application beforeapplying to the scholarship.For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND BUSINESS AND ECONOMICSFELLOWSHIPSIndiana University South Bend is the only comprehensive public university inNorth Central Indiana and the third largest campus in the Indiana Universitysystem. We’re a university grounded in academic excellence that also offersthe full collegiate experience.The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics Graduate Fellowship Program invitesapplications from students with a demonstrated record of excellence at the undergraduate levelalong with evidence or promise of a strong professional career. Each Leighton Fellow will receiveup to $5,000* per year, renewable for two additional years, as long as the Fellow maintains agraduate business GPA of at least 3.0.For more information, please visit: ARIZONA UNIVERSITY CONNECTS WITH STUDENTS VIRTUALLYNorthern Arizona University’s Center for International Education would love to connectwith students virtually this spring! We are currently conducting our spring virtualinformation sessions for students.To join us virtually, please click on the link below and view the complete schedule ofsessions.For more information, please visit: HEART UNIVERSITY WELCOMES BASEBALL LEGENDBOBBY VALENTINE TO ITS ATHLETICS PROGRAMStudent athletes at Sacred Heart University will welcome baseball legendBobby Valentine this July as the new Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics!Sacred Heart University is a private, Catholic liberal arts university located in beautiful Fairfield on amodern, safe suburban campus about an hour north of New York City by train. We are excited tohave this former New York Mets and Boston Red Sox manager for our NCAA Div. 1 teams—andBobby brings international experience, too, as former manager of the Pacific League’s Chiba LotteMarines. Go Pioneers, GO!For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL MINI-MST CERTIFICATE PROGRAMPittsburg State Universitys College of Technology is excited to announcea new International Mini-MST Certificate Program, which is anintroduction to Master of Science in Technology. The Mini-MST Programwill be held this summer on July 15-26, 2013. This program is uniquely designed to accommodatethe international learner and introduce the U.S. industrial, engineering, and technologicalenvironment presented by the faculty of PSU. This program includes both on-campus classes in thestate-of-the-art Kansas Technology Center and off-campus field trips.This non-degree, non-credit bearing program is open to all students, both undergraduate andgraduate, as well as professionals in the workforce. Students do not need to have a technologydegree to apply. The cost for the program is $2500 (US) which includes classes, field trips, housing,health insurance, access to campus facilities, and airport pick-up.For more information, please visit: SUMMER COURSE INTRODUCES INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSTO ENGLISH AND BUSINESSThe UNI Culture & Intensive English Program, in conjunction withUNIBusiness, is offering a unique opportunity for international students tospend 4 weeks in the United States, improving English skills and exploringbusiness operations in the Midwest.Students will meet with regional businesses and international corporations, study the Englishlanguage, and experience the academic and business culture in the United States.For more information, please visit: GEORGIA LAUNCHES SEVERAL NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGEPROGRAMSStudy Georgia is pleased to announce the addition of several English asa Second Language programs to the consortium. The State of Georgia now has 13 well-respectedESL programs at some of the best universities in the Southeast.Programs are located at prestigious schools like GA Tech, Mercer University and Georgia StateUniversity. Out-of-State waviers and international student scholarships are available at many ofthese schools.For more information, please visit: an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or (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 would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide thefinancial aid and news information contained herein.