Newsletter September 2011

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U.S. universities are coming to town! Also, learn more about the Personal Essay and view a list of our students who have received financial aid and will be attending universities in the fall. See the list of schools where they will study.

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Newsletter September 2011

  1. 1. EducationUSA M e x i c o C i t y. I s s u e # 6 6 . S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 1 . EducationUSA Advising Center B. The body (Convince the reader) Events: Register here Writing the Successful Each paragraph should include a topic sen- Wednesday, August 31 4-6 P.M. College Essay tence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph. You must support your ideas by How to Choose and Finance a giving evidence to convince the reader of Graduate Program with the truth and accuracy of your ideas. and C. Conclusion (Summarize your ideas) This final portion of the essay restates the thesis in new words and main points supporting it. Ask two or more people to Thursday, September, 1 4-6 P.M. read your essays and provide feedback, How to Choose and Finance a Personal essays are generally the best preferably native English speakers. Graduate Engineering Program opportunity to distinguish yourself with: from the rest of the applicant pool. and While there will certainly be many other applicants with the same standardized test scores and grades Thursday, September 8 4-6 P.M. (high or low), there will be no other Undergraduate Essay Writing applicant who will submit the same Workshop essay. Wise applicants dedicate many Thursday, September 8 4-6 P.M. hours to planning, writing, and refin- ing their application essays. Producing La licenciatura en a good essay takes time and patience. los EUA y como financiarla con While even an outstanding essay will not negate very low test scores or grades, a very good essay will cer- Further SupportFairs: To register, click logos below tainly boost your chances of being ac- Email EducationUSA@iielatam.org to re- Saturday-Sunday, September 3-4 cepted by a college or university. quest a list of native English speaking essay revision specialists. They have all EXPO Cursos en el Extranjero Hotel Sheraton Be been trained by EducationUSA and María Isabel charge according to the same affordable Unique! fee schedule based on the length of the essay. The service includes three revi- Monday, August 29 5-9 P.M. Basic Essay Format sions. QS World MBA Tour Hotel Presidente A. Introduction and thesis state- You can also improve your undergraduate Intercontinental application to a U.S. university by com- ment (Say what you want to do) ing to our free Undergraduate Essay Tuesday, August 30 4-8 P.M. Capture your audience’s attention and Writing Workshop. Topics include essay QS World make the reader want to continue structure, brainstorming techniques, tips Grad School Tour reading. The thesis statement, a sen- and tricks for effective writing, cultural Hotel Presidente tence that announces the central idea expectations and editing strategies. Intercontinental of the paper, must be specific. EducationUSA Advising Center ● Open to the public: Monday to Friday 11:00am-5:00pm PAGE 1 Liverpool 31. Col. Juárez, México D.F. 06600 ● Tel. 5080-2801, 2802 ● educationusa@iielatam.org
  2. 2. SEPTEMBER 2011, ISSUE #66 CONGRATUALATIONS!!!!!Name School Scholarship $ SourceAlejandro NYU 15,000 NYUAvril Indiana University 50,000 Indiana University We wishCastulo SUNY at Buffalo Not Stated Coca ColaCarlos Universidad de Minnesota 61,000 Universidad de Minnesota you theDaniel Duke Not Stated DukeDiego UC San Francisco 54,019 UC MEXUS - CONACYT best of luckGabriela UC Los Angeles 26,500 UC Los AngelesGerardo UC Davis 51,000 UC MEXUS - CONACYT in the fall!Giulianna UC Los Angeles Not Stated UC MEXUS - CONACYTJuan University of Cincinnati Full Fullbright ComexusLio Brooklyn College. CUNY 20,000 Fulbright ComexusMarco Wisconsin at Madison 13,200 Wisconsin at MadisonMichelle UC Los Angeles 39,680 UC MEXUS - CONACYTMónica SCAD Savanna 7,000 SCAD SavannaOscar Colorado School of Mines 1,900 Colorado School of MinesPaulina Mount Holyoke College 32,000 Mount Holyoke CollegePaulina University of Michigan Not Stated CONACYTTatiana Boston University 26,000 CONACYT Are you a Mexican professional EducationUSA Online Individual Advising or student who has studied in Sessions! the U.S.? Join our Ex-Alumnos Can’t come to the EducationUSA Advising Center? Find us online! If you have already attended EducationUSA Alumni Network! one of our orientations, and still Click these icons: Mexican Alumni of U.S. educa- have questions about how to choose a college major and find tional scholarships in the U.S., we in- institutions are invited to: OR vite you to schedule an individual advising session with• Meet other professionals in their field one of our Educational Advisers.• Learn about employment opportuni- Individual appointments are free ties and available Monday through educationusa.mexico• Discover professional development Thursday from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. programs Please register using Clickbook:• Explore scholarships for U.S. study http://tinyurl.com/3o5wq5f.• Take part in a mentoring program• Share experiences from the U.S. EducationUSA@iielatam.org For more information or to register, communicate with the Mexico City EducationUSA Advising Center: EducationUSA@iielatam.org EducationUSA Spanish Language Tel: 5080-2801,-2802 TV Podcasts PAGE 2For more helpful hints on our alumni network, online tools, or individual advising sessions, send questions to the EducationUSA Advising Center at EducationUSA@iielatam.org.
  3. 3. SEPTEMBER 2011, ISSUE #66Scholarships & Opportunities ListingsFor a more complete listing of scholarship opportunities, log on to Facebook or Twitter and connect withEducationUSA Mexico City! BOOK OF THE MONTH 1. Graduate Scholarship: The American Association for Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps University Women (AAUW) By: Alan Gelb The AAUW hopes to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, Are you unable to attend our Essay Writing Workshop, but philanthropy, and research. The need guidance in composing your personal essay? Look no organization awards fellowships for further than this pocket-sized guide that divides the essay full-time graduate and postgraduate writing process into 10 easy-to-follow steps. It also covers study or research in the US to how to choose a topic and style suggestions. Of special women who are not US citizens or importance to non-native English speakers are 5 chapters permanent residents. on perfecting the essay through the editing process. Fellows are selected for academic Drafts of real student essays are included at the end of achievement and demonstrated commitment to the book, showing what successful essay revision looks women and girls. In the 2011-2012 cycle, AAUW like in practice. awarded 49 international fellowships, totaling nearly $1,000,000 USD. Applications and all sup- Call number: IIE 378.161 porting documents for the 2012-2013 competition must be received by December 1, 2011 at 5 PM. You can check out this book from the Benjamin Franklin Library. For more information, please visit: If you need a library card, visit: http://bit.ly/o3BA0B http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov/bbf/bfcredencial.pdf 2. Undergraduate Scholarship: 3. Undergraduate Scholarship: JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION WARTBURG COLLEGE This Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship supports outstanding community college students with finan- At Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, the Loret Ruppe cial need by providing funding for them to complete International Student Scholarship provides international their bachelor’s degrees at US four-year colleges undergraduates with financial awards ranging from and universities. The Foundation provides approxi- $1,000 to $24,000 per year. Named in honor of former mately 50 highly competitive scholarships, which Peace Corps Director and US Ambassador Loret Ruppe, the are valued at up to $30,000 per year. scholarships are based on scholastic achievement, partici- pation in co-curricular activities (such as sports, music, or To be eligible for the award, students must be cur- drama), community service, and financial need. Scholar- rent students at a 2-year institution in the US and ships are renewable each academic year if students main- have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.5. All tain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. applicants must receive a nomination from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at International students are also their two-year institution, so contact the desig- eligible for the Wartburg Col- nated faculty representative on your campus lege Meistersinger Music Schol- (http://bit.ly/q35mw6). Applicants can access the arships, which recognize stu- online application at www.jkcf.org on September 6, dents skilled in vocal, keyboard, 2011 and must submit all completed materials by and instrumental music. Check Wartburg’s Global Admissions For more information, the deadline, December 6, 2011. website in early 2012 for schol- please visit: For more information, please visit: arship information for the 2012- http://bit.ly/nrNhU4 http://bit.ly/oQEkVO 13 academic year. PAGE 3

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