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Weekly Update Issue, #391 September 2, 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, #391 September 2, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #391 September 2nd, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: University of the People HP Womens Scholarship Fund UG: Lebanon Valley College (PA) International Student Grant UG: Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) Offering Presidential Scholarships UG: Monmouth College (IL) Offers Merit-based Scholarships to International Students II. Campus News • An International Student Perspective on Life at the University of Texas at Austin (TX) • Check Out the Updated Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study • University of Washington (WA) Accepting Applications for the Master of Arts in Applied International Studies UNIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE HP WOMENS SCHOLARSHIP FUND The HP Women’s Scholarship Fund offers two-year scholarships to female students at University of the People (UoPeople), enabling them to pursue an associate degree in a program of their choice. Students who are awarded a scholarship also have access to mentoring support from HP employees. These HP mentors provide UoPeople students with invaluable guidance and support, enriching their academic learning experience and playing a pivotal role in preparing them for employment after graduation. The mentors are an integral part of the support students receive in this program. For more information, please visit: LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE (PA) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GRANT For every international student applicant, Lebanon Valley College (LVC) will offer approximately 1/3 off of the tuition fees. The International Student Grant allows our international applicants to have over $11,600 of financial support annually. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY (NJ) OFFERING PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS Fairleigh Dickinson University's (FDU) Presidential Scholarships, which recognize exceptional academic performance, are full-tuition scholarships for first-time undergraduate students. Nomination by a guidance counselor or EducationUSA adviser is required. Spring/January 2015 Deadline: November 1, 2014 Fall/August 2015 Deadline: January 15, 2015 Students must meet all of the following criteria to be considered: •SAT composite score of 1300+ (CR + M) out of 1600; or ACT score of 29+ •GPA of 3.5+ •Enroll as a first year bachelor's degree student at FDU’s Florham or Metropolitan Campuses •On-campus housing is required for duration of study The selection process is competitive, therefore not all students who meet the criteria will receive the Presidential Scholarship. Applicants who do not meet the deadline and/or who are not selected to receive the Presidential Scholarship will still be considered for our Col. Fairleigh Dickinson scholarships, which are valued between $11,000-$30,000 per year. For more information, please visit: MONMOUTH COLLEGE (IL) OFFERS MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Monmouth College awards merit-based scholarships of up to $21,000 to international students, including transfer students. Monmouth College, a selective, private liberal arts college of 1,260 students and 97 faculty in west central Illinois, welcomes international students. There is no application fee and admitted students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarship awards. These are not one-year scholarships; all scholarships are renewable for each year of the student's college career (up to four years in total, given good academic standing). The scholarships are partial tuition waivers. For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (TX) An international student from Karachi, Pakistan shares his story of what brought him to the University of Texas at Austin and his experiences living and studying in the United States. “College is truly the cultural melting pot of America. This is where lifelong friendships are forged and one becomes aware of the diversity and beautiful color that is added to life by people of all sorts of backgrounds and experiences.” For more information, please visit: CHECK OUT THE UPDATED YOUR 5 STEPS TO U.S. STUDY EducationUSA has updated “Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study!” Prepare to study in the United States with these recommended steps: 1. Research Your Options 2. Finance Your Studies 3. Complete Your Application 4. Apply For Your Student Visa 5. Prepare For Your Departure Check out our website to get more information on each step and to find an EducationUSA advising center near you! For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (WA) ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE MASTER OF ARTS IN APPLIED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES The University of Washington is currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort of our Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) degree. The MAAIS program is a 10-month intensive graduate degree that is designed to bridge the worlds of theory and practice for individuals in the foreign affairs arena. A unique feature of the MAAIS program is the Civic Council, a group of corporate, non-governmental, political and security sector leaders representing companies and organizations that are impacting and influencing today’s interconnected world. Civic Council members, including individuals from organizations such as Microsoft, Boeing, PATH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bring their expertise and diverse perspectives to the program, offering networking opportunities and helping MAAIS students understand the rapidly changing society in which we live and work. The program is intended for students with at least five years of experience in international affairs. 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 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.