Weekly Update Issue, #388 August 11, 2014


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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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Weekly Update Issue, #388 August 11, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #388 August 11th, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: Northwest Missouri State University (MO) Offers Financial Waiver to International Students UG: University of Wisconsin-Platteville (WI) Offers Scholarships for English Language Program Students UG: University of Mississippi (MS) Offers Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students II. Campus News • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (MD) Selects 46 International Predoctoral Fellows • EducationUSA Interactive: Know Before You Go is August 13 • University of Louisiana - Monroe (LA) Breaks Ground on New International Student Center • Join Us For Our Free Virtual College Fair NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (MO) OFFERS FINANCIAL WAIVER TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS This award will serve as a tuition waiver that represents the value of the difference in price between in-state and out-of-state tuition. The student must be accepted into Northwest's undergraduate program and must have TOEFL 65 iBT/513 PBT, 6.0 on Academic IELTS, or 43 on the Pearson Test of English. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1thMKqy UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (WI) OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM STUDENTS The scholarship ranges from $1,000 - $3,000 per year and is renewable. Deadline for the scholarship application: November 1 for spring term and June 1 for fall term. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1zRdtv5 UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI (MS) OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS Are you a stellar high school student? There's a 90% tuition scholarship available if you graduate with 3.90/4.00 GPA (US-equivalent) AND have at least 79 (TOEFL-iBT) or 6.00 (IELTS). SAT not required. Check us out! Come join us: intladmu@olemiss.edu. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1sgyZIx
  2. 2. HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE (MD) SELECTS 46 INTERNATIONAL PREDOCTORAL FELLOWS The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is awarding nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries. The awards will allow the students, who have demonstrated exceptional talent and innovation in research, to complete their graduate studies. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1AyMRjA EDUCATIONUSA INTERACTIVE: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO IS AUGUST 13 Are you planning on studying in the United States and have questions about the procedures for entering and studying in the U.S.? Join a webchat with officials from Department of Homeland Security on August 13 at 14:00 GMT. They will explain how you can prepare for departure to the U.S., what to expect upon arrival, how to maintain your nonimmigrant student status and answer your questions live! For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XNGRVn UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA - MONROE (LA) BREAKS GROUND ON NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER Being an international student in a new country is not easy. To encourage more students to consider ULM, Eric Liew, who originally came to ULM from Malaysia, donated $1 million toward the building of an international student center, which will serve as a welcoming facility and temporary housing for new international students. For more information, please visit: http://tnsne.ws/UW9Xjv JOIN US FOR OUR FREE VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR CollegeWeekLive is hosting a free online college fair for international students. Register to ask any questions you may have for more than 80 top U.S. universities, get personal advice from EducationUSA advisers and more! For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1thEzuy
  3. 3. Contact 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-aid EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.