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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #366, February 17, 2014


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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #366, February 17, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #366 February 17th, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: Washington & Jefferson College (PA) Accepting Applications for First Year with Merit Scholarships UG: Unity College (ME) Financial Aid Packages UG: Northern Arizona University (AZ) Indonesian Student Scholarship UG: Northern State University (SD) Music Scholarships Grad/Postgrad: Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) Masters Fellows Program II. Campus News • Columbia University's (NY) School of Continuing Education Accepting Applications • Northwestern University's (IL) School of Communication New Masters in Leadership for Creative Enterprises • Pittsburg State University's College of Business (KS) International Mini-MBA Certificate Program • Chapman University (CA) School of Pharmacy Masters of Science in the Pharmaceutical Sciences • University of New Mexico's (NM) Online TOEFL Prep Course WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE (PA) ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FIRST YEAR WITH MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS Washington & Jefferson College is still accepting applications for first year and transfer admission with a merit scholarship. Merit scholarships are not full scholarships, but range from $8,000 to $18,000 and are guaranteed each year if the minimum GPA requirement is met. To apply, visit our web site. You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship when you apply - no additional application is needed for consideration for a scholarship. The submission of standardized testing (SATs and ACTs is option). However students whose primary lanugage is not English must submit the TOEFL or IELTS. For more information, please visit: UNITY COLLEGE (ME) FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES Unity College offers generous financial aid packages. All international students are eligible up to a 50% tuition waiver at Unity College. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY (AZ) INDONESIAN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP An Indonesian Student Scholarship is being offered at Northern Arizona University in the United States! Students receive a tuition reduction of 20% - a discount of $4,300 per academic year. Automatic consideration for the Indonesian Student Scholarship is given upon student’s application for admission. Please feel free to email us at: For more information, please visit: NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (SD) MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS Are you a talented violinist, violist, cellist, or double bass player? Dr. Robert Vodnoy, conductor of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony is seeking two violinists, a violist, a cellist, and a double bass player to become music majors at Northern State University and to play in the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony. Generous academic scholarships are available plus music scholarships and additional string scholarships for highly qualified students! Reply to with a video sample of your musical performance no later than April 14th, 2014 for full consideration. For more information, please visit: STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NJ) MASTERS FELLOWS PROGRAM The Masters Fellows Program offers fellowships to students, who have achieved distinction during their postsecondary education. It is a one-time fellowship award ranging from $2000 to $6000. Selection criteria include GRE/GMAT scores in addition to exceptional academic performance as an undergraduate. TOEFL scores are also considered as a criterion for international applicants. For more information, please join the Office of Graduate Admissions for an informative session on Financial Aid at Stevens on Wednesday, February 19th at 8am (Eastern Time). Please email Graduate Recruiter, Amanda Mendez ( for chat details. For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S (NY) SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Columbia University's School of Continuing Education is now accepting applications from international students for professional master’s degrees, ten levels of English language instruction, access to hundreds of Arts and Sciences courses year-round, and high school programs in New York City as well as Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S (IL) SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION NEW MASTERS IN LEADERSHIP FOR CREATIVE ENTERPRISES Northwestern University's School of Communication is excited to announce a new Master of Science degree in Leadership for Creative Enterprises. The goal of this program is to help students develop the management skills and the professional networks necessary to become future leaders in the visual, performing, and interactive arts. This one-year M.S. program is not a generic management degree. Every course is designed to help students to build the skills necessary to manage creative people, projects, and large and small organizations. Academic coursework is paired with unique professional development opportunities -personalized mentoring from industry leaders, networking treks to meet leaders of organizations, and focused internships. For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY'S COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (KS) INTERNATIONAL MINI-MBA CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Pittsburg State University's College of Business is excited to host the International Mini-MBA Certificate Program which is a great introduction to Master of Business Administration. The Mini-MBA Program will be held this summer on July 9-25, 2014. The program is uniquely designed to accommodate the international learner and to introduce the U.S. business environment presented by the faculty of PSU's AACSB accredited and award-winning business school. This non-degree, non-credit bearing program is open to all students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as professionals in the workforce. Students do not need to have a business degree to apply. The cost for the program is $2500 (US) which includes classes, field trips, housing, health insurance, access to campus facilities, and airport pick-up. For additional information, contact Aaron Hurt at For more information, please visit: CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY (CA) SCHOOL OF PHARMACY MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES Beginning Fall 2014, Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) will offer a 2-year, yearround thesis and non-thesis Master of Science in the Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) for students interested in a broad range of scientific disciplines critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies. Graduates of the program can pursue a variety of career opportunities in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. A number of pharmaceutical, biomedical, and medical device companies are located both in and around the Irvine Rinker Health Science Campus where CUSP is located in Orange County, California. Chapman created this program because company leaders indicate their personnel needs project significant employment opportunities for MSPS graduates. Also, graduates are positioned to work as researchers at universities, for agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which also has a large office in Orange County, U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), and at national laboratories such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For more information, please visit:
  5. 5. UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO'S (NM) ONLINE TOEFL PREP COURSE The Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is now offering a 9-week TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based Test) Preparation Course ONLINE! The course will begin on March 10th and end on May 9th, 2014. The TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based) Preparation Course will help students meet three goals: • Better understand the format of the TOEFL iBT test, and each section individually • Develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills required for success on the TOEFL iBT test • Learn strategies for time management and other test-taking skills that will improve performance on the TOEFL iBT test. This online course allows students to: • Utilize live web-conferencing every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. (MST) to interact directly with your instructor • Access classroom content, instructor videos, homework, and practice tests at any time from anywhere The TOEFL iBT Preparation Course is available for $150. Students will be responsible for purchasing the Official Guide to the TOEFL Test, Fourth Edition textbook for $21.95. Students may purchase and download the eBook or order the paperback textbook through the official ETS website. **The TOEFL iBT Preparation Course is designed for students who have an intermediate to advanced knowledge and understanding of the English language before beginning the course.** The deadline to apply for the TOEFL iBT Preparation Course is Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (MST). If you have any questions or concerns regarding the online TOEFL iBT Preparation Course, feel free to send an email to or call (505) 277-7540. 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.