EducationUSA Weekly Update, #360, December 23, 2013


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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #360, December 23, 2013

  1. 1. Issue #360 December 23rd, 2013 I. Financial Aid UG: University of Kansas (KS) International Merit Scholarships UG: University of Minnesota (MN) Need-Based Scolarships UG: Washington & Jefferson College (PA) Merit Scholarships UG: University of St. Thomas (MN) International Merit Scholarships Grad: Dominican University (CA) MBA & Education Merit Scholarships Grad: Georgetown University (DC) Transatlantic Affairs Merit Award II. Campus News • EdUSA Connects Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study Webinar Series Continues with Step 3: Finance Your Studies • Attractive Business & Innovation College at the University of Toledo (OH) • George Washington University (DC) To Host Global Women's Summer Institute • The University of Minnesota Offers Pre-College University Exploration Academy • Pittsburg State University (KS) Opens March 2014 Intensive English Program Enrollment UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (KS) INTERNATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS The University of Kansas offers an international student scholarship that is available to students applying from outside the USA or already studying in the USA in any nonimmigrant status. The KU International Merit Award is a competitive, renewable, merit-based award that ranges from $4,000 to $10,000 per year. For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (MN) NEED-BASED SCOLARSHIPS The University of Minnesota now offers various need-based scholarships to international undergraduate students. Awards currently range from $1,200 to $5,000 per year (4,800 - 20,000 over four-year award period). Students are required to submit an application form and essay for consideration. Applications for need-based scholarships must be completed no later than February 1, 2014 for 2014-2015 awards. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must also complete their application for admission by the priority deadline (December 16, 2013 for freshman applicants, transfer admission deadlines vary). Recipients of awards are notified via email by March 15 of the year they plan to enter the University. Click on the link below to learn more and apply. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE (PA) MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS Season's Greetings from Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pennsylvania! Winter break is a great time to get working on your application to W&J. Our Early Action deadline is January 15th and our Regular Decision deadline is March 1st. Apply soon for full consideration for our Merit Scholarships, which range from 8,000 to 18,000 per year. For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS (MN) INTERNATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS January 15th is the deadline for priority consideration for fall 2014 UST scholarships! These competitive financial awards to international students are available based on academic merit. These scholarships can cover up to 40% of the cost of undergraduate tuition (~$12,000). Apply today! For more information, please visit: DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY (CA) MBA & EDUCATION MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS Graduate applicants to either the MBA program or MS in Education are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of admission review. No additional application required! For more information, please visit: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (DC) TRANSATLANTIC AFFAIRS MERIT AWARD Study Transatlantic Affairs at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC. All applicants are automatically considered for merit tuition scholarships. Over 80% of students receive a scholarship ranging from 1/4 to full tuition! For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. EDUSA CONNECTS YOUR 5 STEPS TO U.S. STUDY WEBINAR SERIES CONTINUES WITH STEP 3: FINANCE YOUR STUDIES Step 3: Undergraduate Financial Aid Monday, January 13, 2014 10:00:00 AM EST - 11:00:00 AM EST How does the undergraduate financial aid system work in U.S. higher education institutions? Join this webinar to have your questions answered by a panel of undergraduate admissions representatives. Step 3: Graduate School Financial Aid Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM EST - 11:00:00 AM EST How does the graduate school financial aid system work in U.S. higher education institutions? Join this webinar to have your questions answered by a panel of graduate school admissions representatives. Step 3: Budgeting for U.S. Study Monday, February 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM EST - 11:00:00 AM EST How should you budget your finances for study in the U.S.? Join this webinar to have your questions answered by a panel of U.S. higher education representatives. Step 3: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program Friday, February 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM EST - 11:00:00 AM EST The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit: ATTRACTIVE BUSINESS & INNOVATION COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO (OH) The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation has an excellent reputation in the United States! Established in 1930, the College is currently the largest professional college on the campus of The University of Toledo. It is also one of only 15 percent of business colleges around the world to receive accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). We take great pride in our student-friendly atmosphere and our state-of-the-art technology. The college currently houses four 24-hour computer labs, including a virtual lab where students can work with laptops outside the confines of a laboratory. All classrooms are multimediated and equipped with the latest wireless technology. In addition, the College of Business houses the John B. and Lillian E. Neff Trading Room which offers students access to financial data from around the globe in a real-world environment. Take a look at their Points of Pride. For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (DC) TO HOST GLOBAL WOMEN'S SUMMER INSTITUTE This July, GW will offer the Global Women’s Summer Institute for undergraduate students, focused on issues of gender and the status of women around the world. Students enroll in two courses: one in-classroom, focused on global gender studies theory, and the second, an experiential learning opportunity where students learn how to run an advocacy campaign for a local organization. Students engage with local NGOs, political organizations and international institutions to get a truly in-depth, insider viewpoint of global gender issues. Applications open this week – see here for more information on how to apply: The Global Women’s Summer Institute is one of many programs in which international students can partake at The George Washington University this summer. With over 650 courses to choose from, specialized programs in gender and politics, as well as English for Academic Purposes classes, international students have a range of choices for academics, while also experiencing all that summer in Washington, DC has to offer. Applications for all programs are available as of this week: Apply today! For more information, please visit: THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA OFFERS PRE-COLLEGE UNIVERSITY EXPLORATION ACADEMY Join us this July in beautiful Minnesota for a two-week seminar designed to prepare you for success as an undergraduate at any US university. The University Exploration Academy combines classroom learning with exciting recreational activities and enrichment programs. Set yourself apart from your competition, and expand your boundaries! The application deadline is February 1, 2014. For more information, please visit:
  5. 5. PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (KS) OPENS MARCH 2014 INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM ENROLLMENT The March session of IEP is 8-weeks, starting on March 6, 2014 and ending on May 9, 2014. The tuition and fees for this one 8-week session is $2889. Additional expenses include living costs, insurance and books. On-campus housing and meal plans are available at an additional cost. IEP students have full access to all campus facilities, services and events, including the Student Recreation Center and Student Health Services. PSU will pick up IEP students free of charge from the Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) on March 3-5. Orientation will begin on March 6. Students may apply online and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. The mission of the Intensive English Program at Pittsburg State University is to help international students to achieve their academic and professional goals through the development of their English language skills. All members of the Intensive English Program faculty hold at least a master's degree in teaching English as a foreign language. Many of the instructors have teaching experience both in the United States and overseas. Most faculty members have successfully mastered a foreign language, making them aware of the language learning process that their students face. IEP offers sessions every 8-weeks, in January, March, June, August, and October. Classes are offered at six levels, from beginning to advanced. For additional information, visit Questions may be directed to Aaron Hurt, 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.