EducationUSA Weekly Update, #364, February 3, 2014


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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #364, February 3, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #364 February 3rd, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: Roger Williams University (RI) Institutional Scholarships UG: Wellesley College (MA) Financial Aid for International Students UG: Hiram College (OH) Tuition Guarantee and Hiram College Global Scholarship Program UG: University of Colorado Denver (CO) Presidential Scholar Award UG: Smith College (MA) Summer Program Scholarships II. Campus News • Register Now for CollegeWeekLive's International Student Day Fair, February 19 • Pittsburg State University's (KS) Human Performance Lab Adds Impressive Technology • The University of Toledo (OH) Forms Turkish American Student Association • Lakeland College (WI) English Language Institute Offers 6 Start Dates Each Year! ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (RI) INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS Roger Williams University offers a number of institutional scholarships for international students ranging from $10,000 to $16,000. Scholarships are renewable for the student's full four years of study at RWU, if they continue to meet eligibility requirements. Other Qualifications include: * Exam Results * Curriculum Rigor * Leadership Roles * Extracurricular Activities * Letters Of Recommendation * English Ability International transfer students who will graduate with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a U.S. two-year institution may qualify for the Roger Williams University Transfer Scholarships. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for more information. For maximum scholarship consideration, you must submit your Undergraduate Application for Admission by February 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester. (Your application for admission will also act as your scholarship application. No additional applications are necessary for scholarship consideration.) For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. WELLESLEY COLLEGE (MA) FINANCIAL AID FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Wellesley is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted international citizens who have applied for financial aid during the admission process. Financial assistance is available for a limited number of international citizens. Its purpose is to support highly qualified candidates who could not otherwise attend Wellesley. Because of the keen competition for these funds, candidates should apply for them only if family resources cannot adequately meet College expenses. In determining the amount of aid given, the College examines the financial resources of the student and her family through information provided on the financial aid forms. A well-formulated financial plan is required of all financial aid applicants. International citizens applying for financial aid must apply under the Regular Decision plan. Financial assistance is given during the academic year to international students in the form of grants or scholarships—that is, aid that does not have to be repaid. Students are not expected to borrow (via a student loan) as part of the aid package. Grants are applied to the cost of tuition, room and board, fees, and health insurance. For more information, please visit: HIRAM COLLEGE (OH) TUITION GUARANTEE AND HIRAM COLLEGE GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM For over 160 years, Hiram College, in partnership with families committed to high quality private education, has been helping students pay for college. Proof of our commitment is evident through the Tuition Guarantee and Hiram College Global Scholarship Program. While tuition at many other colleges and universities usually rises between five and 10% every year, the Hiram College Tuition Guarantee locks in tuition for each student at his or her first-year rate. International applicants are eligible to compete for merit-based Global Scholarships. In the current year, Global Scholarship awards average $18,000 per year for on-campus residents. To insure full consideration, a completed application for admission should be received no later than February 15 for the fall. There is no separate scholarship application. The Hiram College Eclectic Scholars Program aims to serve committed, self-motivated, intellectually curious students with an enriched undergraduate liberal arts education. Toward this end, it provides opportunities for creative, interdisciplinary scholarship; intimate interactions with renowned scholars in Hiram’s Centers of Distinction; and professional career development. Students accepted into the Honors program may also receive an additional scholarship. For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER (CO) PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR AWARD The Presidential Scholar Award was developed by former University of Colorado Denver President Hank Brown to identify and recognize outstanding students in the freshmen class. Award recipient will receive $2,500.00 USD towards tuition that recurs for eight (8) semesters, totaling $20,000.00 USD. As an enrolled student, they must maintain at least a 3.2/4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) to maintain the award from one semester into the next. The deadline for international students to apply to CU Denver and be eligible to receive the award is March 1st. Eligible candidates will be selected on March 15th and notified by email if they have been chosen as a recipient of the Presidential Scholar Award. The international student awardee must be ‘outstanding’. This can be identified in a number of ways: 1. Applicant must be fully admitted to his/her degree program 2. Applicant must be a freshman 3. Strong academic credentials approximating 3.75/4.0 or higher For more information, please visit: SMITH COLLEGE (MA) SUMMER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS Smith College summer program for international students (female only), is offering scholarships of up to $1200 for students working with EducationUSA. This program is for students interested in attending university in the U.S., but need some preparation in academic skills and ESL, before they arrive for the first year of university. The program fee is $5,195, does not include airfare. The fee DOES cover room, board, class supplies, educational excursions to Six Flags New England, the Berkshire Mountains, Boston and New York City! For more information, please visit: REGISTER NOW FOR COLLEGEWEEKLIVE'S INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DAY FAIR, FEBRUARY 19 Are you intrigued by the idea of attending university abroad? Join us today for International Students Day, a free online event, presented by IELTS, dedicated to helping you learn more about studying overseas. Login anytime from 5:00AM to 7:00PM EST on Febraury 19, 2014 to: * Live chat with hundreds of universities, including the University of Florida, UC Berkeley, and Boston University * Get advice from study abroad experts * Hear about other students' experiences * Watch live presentations by IELTS, EducationUSA, CollegeBoard, and other education experts about preparing for the IELTS exam, choosing a school, financial aid, and more. For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY'S (KS) HUMAN PERFORMANCE LAB ADDS IMPRESSIVE TECHNOLOGY DEXA is just the latest piece of high-tech equipment in Pittsburg State University’s Human Performance laboratory. DEXA, short for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, is sometimes referred to as a bone densitometer and measures bone density and body composition. It will be used by students in PSU’s rapidly growing Exercise Science Program. For more information: PSU's Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science with a Major in Exercise Science Bachelor of Science with a Major in Recreation Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Pittsburg State University is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester. Scholarships are available. Admission questions can be directed to Aaron Hurt, For more information, please visit: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO (OH) FORMS TURKISH AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION Several members of the rapidly growing Turkish student population at the University of Toledo have just formed the University of Toledo Turkish American Student Association. The student organization is the first of its kind on UT's campus, designed to develop a cultural exchange between Turkish, non-Turkish, and Turkish American students through means of cultural and social activities. You can find out more about joining this organization at UT by contacting The Turkish American Student Association is just the latest of the University of Toledo's many international student organizations, which include the following: African People's Association, Chinese Student Union, Filipino American Association, Indian Students' Cultural Organization, Japanese Student Association, Korean Student Association, Nepalese Student Association, Persian Student Organization, Saudi Club, South American Students' Association, and Vietnamese Student Association. For more information, please visit:
  5. 5. LAKELAND COLLEGE (WI) ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE OFFERS 6 START DATES EACH YEAR! If you do not have a TOEFL or IELTS score, or need additional English Language studies before entering your undergraduate or graduate program, our Institute is for you. Lakeland’s English Language Institute (ELI) is a comprehensive and intensive program designed to prepare English language learners for the U.S. classroom. Students will have 18-20 class hours per week in Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Reading, Writing, TOEFL Preparation, and U.S. American Culture. Session Dates Session 1: January 13-February 28 Session 2: March 17-May 2 Session 3: May 5-June 20 Session 4: June 30-August 15 Special Features • Students accepted at all levels—beginning to advance. • Earn academic credit that counts toward graduation. • Advanced students may take a combination of ELI classes and academic classes. • Conversation Partner program. When available, ELI students are matched with an U.S. American student as conversation partners. • ELI students ARE Lakeland College students. ELI students can participate in all of the clubs and activities available to Lakeland students. 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.