EducationUSA Weekly Update, #348, September 30, 2013


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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #348, September 30, 2013

  1. 1. Issue #348 September 30th, 2013 I. Financial Aid UG: Texas Wesleyan University International Student Scholarships UG: University of Georgia International Student Scholarships UG: New College of Florida Daughters for Life Scholarships UG: Felician College Merit Based Scholarships UG/Grad: Pittsburg State University Merit Based Awards II. Campus News • Discover More About Educational Opportunities in Minnesota • Florida Atlantic University Program Provides Additional Preparation for International Students • Learn More About Graduate Study at St. John's University • UC Davis School of Law 2014 Brochures Are Now Available • South Dakota State University International Orientation Kicks-Off Fall Semester TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Established in 1890, Texas Wesleyan University is a United Methodist institution that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional and career training. With a 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll learn on a first name basis with gifted professors who will challenge you to achieve your best. Just as important, they have the time and resources to make sure you’re up to the challenge. When submitting your free application, you are automatically considered for a number of undergraduate scholarships available to international students ranging from $3,000-$10,000 per year. The scholarship program will reduce your tuition to anywhere from $5,420 USD to $8,920 USD, for up to 18 credit hours per semester. For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS The University of Georgia is looking to increase and diversify its international applicant pool. Therefore, UGA is pleased to announce the new “Classic Scholar” scholarship that may be offered annually.This opportunity currently provides a minimum value to each student of $9,105 per year! Also note that International students can currently qualify for all university scholarships except for “Need based” or “Federal Aid” based scholarships. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA DAUGHTERS FOR LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS Educate for Change is an initiative of New College of Florida, Daughters for Life and the community. Young women from across the Middle East will come to New College for a transformational education that will help them become the future leaders their homelands desperately need. Through Educate for Change, as many as 10 women a year from Middle Eastern countries will attend New College on scholarships that will cover the full cost of tuition, room, board and other academic and living expenses. For more information, please visit: FELICIAN COLLEGE MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS Located in New Jersey, Felician College exposes students to a well- rounded education that helps develop their critical skills. Explore your interests, discover your calling then pursue your degree in business, education, nursing, arts or sciences. The college also offers programs throughout the state in partnership with community colleges, hospitals and local businesses, making a Felician education accessible to a wider audience. Over 95% of the college's incoming international undergraduate students receive a scholarship award. Academic scholarships are awarded based on a holistic review of all qualifications, including grades, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities, and overall potential to succeed. Students are automatically considered for a scholarship upon admission. For more information, please visit: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY MERIT BASED AWARDS Pittsburg State University (Kansas) is offering $3,000 scholarships to new international undergraduates for Spring 2014. PSU proudly offers international academic excellence scholarships to qualified international students (both first time and transfer students) who have been admitted for an undergraduate degree. Students qualify for this academic merit scholarship based on high school or university transcripts grade point average (GPA) at the time of admission. No ACT or SAT is required. The application deadline is October 15, 2013 for the Spring (January) 2014 semester. Apply online: Those interested should contact Mr. Aaron Hurt, International Admission, at 1- 620-235-4093, or Skype: pitt.state. For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. DISCOVER MORE ABOUT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN MINNESOTA Minnesota boasts some of the best educational institutions in the USA, making it a premier study destination for international students. From quiet, rural communities to bustling urban centers, residents celebrate the state's vibrant, multicultural and diverse populations. In Minnesota you will find friendly faces, scenic landscapes, safe neighborhoods, and an invigorating four-season climate. Explore the educational opportunities for international students in the great state! Find out why almost 13,000 other international students choose to study in Minnesota every year. In addition to exceptional educational offerings, many other unique features enhance student life here: Minnesota is consistently rated as one of the most livable states in the USA. Minnesota contains both world-class urban areas and stunning natural landscapes with nearly 12,000 lakes statewide. Minnesota is among the healthiest states in the USA, according to the United Health Foundation. In fact, the state has been among the top two states since 1990. Minnesota has a growing, dynamic economy. There are more Fortune 500 companies per capita than all but one other state. For more information, please visit: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY PROGRAM PROVIDES ADDITIONAL PREPARATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS The Pathway to Academic Readiness (PAR) program provides conditional admission for academically qualified international students who need access to English language and other academic and social preparation for success in a U.S. university setting. PAR students will be fully integrated into the Florida Atlantic University community and learn English, hone study habits and absorb cultural nuances that will lead to success in their studies at FAU. For more information, please visit: LEARN MORE ABOUT GRADUATE STUDY AT ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY A graduate degree from St. John's will help you build your knowledge, advance in your field or embark upon a new career. Students enjoy world- class academics; distinguished professors; high-tech facilities; and a long tradition of excellence and service. For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW 2014 BROCHURES ARE NOW AVAILABLE The 2014 brochures for the UC Davis School of Law are now available. The school offers two LL.M. programs--a year-long LL.M. program and a summer International Commercial Law LL.M., which is designed for working legal professionals who cannot leave their practices for long periods of time, but can participate during these six-week sessions during two to five consecutive summers. It also offers a number of summer programs: Orientation in U.S.A. Law; Financing International Transactions; International Commercial Law Seminar in Cologne, Germany; and the Licensing Academy on Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization. Contact or +1 (530) 757-8569 for more information. For more information, please visit: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION KICKS- OFF FALL SEMESTER South Dakota State University welcomed 160 new international students to campus this fall. Students participated in a three-day Orientation event, featuring sessions to help prepare for life at SDSU and in the United States. Topics included language support, money and banking, immigration, and a round-table discussion on American culture. “Orientation is such a great opportunity to make connections with new students!” says Kirsten Linke, graduate assistant for international affairs. More than 70 different countries are currently represented within the SDSU student population; from Algeria to Malaysia, Croatia to Switzerland, Pakistan to Colombia, Australia to Bangladesh and beyond. Since fall 2012, the total international student population has increased by more than 20%. Applications are now being accepted for spring semester which begins January 2014. The Office of International Affairs is the hub for international student services and undergraduate admissions, study abroad planning and community connections programs. For more information, please visit: 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.