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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #331, May 28, 2013


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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #331, May 28, 2013

  1. 1. Issue #331 May 28th, 2013I. Financial AidUG: Northern Michigan University Global Ambassador Award ScholarshipUG: The University of Rhode Island ScholarshipsUG: St. Catherine University Catherine T. McNamee Scholarship for WomenGrad: Washington University School of Law EducationUSA ScholarshipsGrad: Northwest Missouri State University Achievement ScholarshipGrad: University of Central Missouri Merit-Based ScholarshipsII. Campus News• Virginia International University Announces New School of Education• EducationUSA Releases Its First Mobile App for StudentsNORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY GLOBAL AMBASSADOR AWARDSCHOLARSHIPNorthern Michigan University is committed to attracting the best and brighteststudents from around the world to their beautiful campus on the shores of LakeSuperior. To do this, they proudly announce a new scholarship for high achievinginternational students – the Global Ambassador Award.The Global Ambassador Award is given to international undergraduate students with a high schoolor transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher (on the U.S. grading scale). The Global Ambassador Award isworth $2,200 each semester, and $1,000 for the summer session. In order to retain thescholarship, students must maintain an NMU GPA of 3.0 or higher, and they must commit to a setnumber of cultural learning and/or community service activities on campus and in the Marquettecommunity.For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND SCHOLARSHIPSThe University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centeredresearch university. We are a community joined in a common quest forknowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of itsstudents through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in RhodeIsland offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educationalopportunities of a major research university. Our undergraduate, graduate, and professionaleducation, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, andalumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together.Still accepting undergraduate applications to most bachelors degree granting majors. Scholarshipsup to $13,500 are available to qualified students. Visit our website and apply now!For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY CATHERINE T. MCNAMEE SCHOLARSHIPFOR WOMENSt. Catherine University is committed to the development of effective,ethical leaders. Through study, practice and life experience, individualshave opportunities to enrich the knowledge, refine the skills and clarify theattitudes essential for responsible action.Catherine T. McNamee International Student Scholarship is awarded to female, bachelors degree-seeking students enrolled at St. Catherine University. Scholarships are based primarily onacademic achievement and financial need. Scholarships range up to $18,500 per year whileenrolled full time. The largest scholarship covers approximately half of tuition and room and boardcosts for students who live on campus.For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW EDUCATIONUSASCHOLARSHIPSA rich variety of courses in substantive law and applied lawyering skills provides WashingtonUniversity law students with the training necessary to excel in both legal reasoning and practicetechniques.Washington University School of Law recently announced a ground-breaking course in LegalEnglish to help international legal practitioners develop the skills needed to conduct law-relatedbusiness matters. The law school is the first top-tier U.S. law school to offer such a course in anonline format. Great news! Now, students affiliated with EducationUSA can receive a $500scholarship for this course.For more information, please visit: MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY ACHIEVEMENTSCHOLARSHIPNorthwest Missouri State University has been offering students adynamic learning environment for over 100 years. Through energeticlectures and hands-on experience our faculty and staff producesuccessful graduates. Located close to major research universities (Lawrence, Kansas andLincoln, Nebraska) and surrounded by major Midwestern cities (Kansas City, Omaha, and DesMoines) students benefit from a 95% placement rate. We invite you to Northwest Missouri StateUniversity to experience our continual focus on your success.With this award you will receive $1,000 toward your first semester tuition (roughly 20% discount).The scholarship is a one-time award. If you earn at least a 3.30 graduate grade-point average(GPA) in your first trimester, starting your second trimester, your tuition will be reduced with a tuitionwaiver that allows you to pay in-state, rather than out-of state tuition, saving over 40% on yourtuition bill.For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSThe University of Central Missouri was founded in 1871 with just a fewdozen students and more than 140 years later it serves nearly 12,000students from the state, regional and national levels. The university alsohas a diverse representation of international students from nearly 50countries worldwide.Entering graduate students who secure “Regular” admission into University of Central Missouriqualify. Successful applicants need to have earned an overall minimum undergraduate grade pointaverage of 3.25 (4 point scale). Applicants should present a career goal statement, GRE, GMAT,and/or TOEFL results if available as well as a brief statement stating why you believe we shouldconsider you for this award.For more information, please visit: INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOOL OFEDUCATIONVirginia International University is proud to announce a new school, School ofEducation. Located just minutes away from Washington DC, VIUs location inFairfax, Virginia allows students to access valuable resources in the area.The School of Education hosts several on-ground and online programs includinga Master of Arts in Education (M.Ed) and a Graduate Certificate in Education, Master of ArtsTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA in TESOL) and the Graduate Certificate inTESOL. Additionally, the school offers the benefits of small class sizes, affordable tuition rates, lowstudent-to-teacher ratios and highly devoted faculty working to support and foster student-centeredlearning.For more information, please visit: RELEASES ITS FIRST MOBILE APP FOR STUDENTSThe EducationUSA network is proud to announce the release of its firstmobile app for students to expand the reach of the advising centernetwork to students and parents directly where they live. Increasingly, thatmeans on their mobile devices. Users will be able to access centerinformation, Ask an Adviser, an FAQ section, financial aid and campusnews updates, and get plugged in with EducationUSAs social mediachannels. Check out the video preview of the app: mobile app is available on Apple iOS, Android, and HTML5 platforms.For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. Contact 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.