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EducationUSA Weekly Update - 1-15-2013

  1. 1. Issue #312 January 14th, 2013I. Financial AidUG/Grad: Georgia College International Student ScholarshipsUG/Grad: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire ScholarshipsUG/Grad: Slippery Rock University Tuition ReductionUG/Grad: University of Nevada Reno Merit-Based ScholarshipsUG/Grad: College of Staten Island Merit-Based ScholarshipsGrad: The University of Maryland School of Public Policy Merit-Based ScholarshipsII. Campus News• New Video Highlights International Students at George Washington University• University of Colorado Denver Welcomes First Cohort of Bioengineering Students• University of Nebraska International Students Offer Thoughts on American Music• What You Can Do While Waiting for College Acceptance Offers• Register Now for Live Webinars on Step 3: Finance Your StudiesGEORGIA COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPSAs Georgias public liberal arts university, Georgia College offersundergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in aresidential college setting. Georgia College also provides, at multiplelocations, graduate and professional studies that support the needs of the region and createpathways to individual success and personal fulfillment.Georgia College is pleased to announce the availability of at least 15 International StudentScholarships in the amount of $18,000 USD for Fall 2013. Applications for the scholarship can befound inside of the international application for admission.For more information, please visit: OF WISCONSIN EAU CLAIRE SCHOLARSHIPSFounded in 1916, UW-Eau Claire continues to build its national reputationbased on the achievements of its students and faculty. As one of theMidwest’s top public universities, UW-Eau Claire provides students withsmall classes led by talented professors, cutting-edgeprograms, endless opportunities to get involved and experience more ofthe world, and the support they need to meet their goals for success. Addto that a safe and friendly campus community and beautiful surroundings(from rivers and bike trailsto shopping and entertainment), and you have one exceptional place.In addition, approximately 90 percent of international students receive scholarships. Scholarshipapplications are reviewed after students are accepted to UW-Eau Claire.For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY TUITION REDUCTIONSlippery Rock University (SRU) welcomes the exchange of students,scholars and faculty. Currently 76 international students from 36 nationsare studying on campus. Over 400 SRU students and professors areinvolved in a variety of programs in 23 countries.SRU is pleased to announce a reduction in tuition charges! This issomething that does not happen often at any university, so we are especially delighted that it ishappening at SRU and benefiting our international students. With this change, our total costs for ayear are less than the cost of tuition alone at many other universities.For more information, please visit: OF NEVADA RENO MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSFounded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno, is the oldest university in thestate of Nevada. This mid-sized university is a fully accredited public universityand a comprehensive Doctoral/Research Tier One University. The academicatmosphere at Nevada is vibrant, challenging, and personal; the degrees earnedhere will open doors to your future.Nevada offers international awards for undergraduate students, and scholarships for bothundergraduate and graduate international students. Selection is based on merit and participation inextracurricular activities.For more information, please visit: OF STATEN ISLAND MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSThe College of Staten Island is a senior college within The City Universityof New York (CUNY) offering associates, bachelors and mastersdegree programs. CSI also participates in several challenging doctoral programs in cooperationwith the CUNY Graduate School and University Center.College of Staten Island of the City University of New York 2013-2014 scholarship application isnow available (for current or incoming students). Please email us at international@csi.cuny.eduwith any questions that you might have.For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPSThe University of Maryland School of Public Policy is one of the nationsleading graduate programs devoted to the study of public policy,management and international affairs. Neither a behemoth nor a nicheprogram, we are a medium sized school with big ideas and small classes. We have become amajor player in a short period of time, and we are still rapidly growing in size and influence.The Maryland School of Public Policy (MSPP) affords several opportunities for meritoriousstudents to support graduate study. All domestic and international students can be considered formerit-based aid. Consideration for these awards can be requested on the admissions applicationform. Criteria for consideration are the same as for admission to the program. Merit awardsoffered to admitted students range from modest grants, partial or full assistantships, to fullfellowships. More details about these awards are available at the link below.For more information, please visit: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT GEORGEWASHINGTON UNIVERSITYThe George Washington University Elliott School fosters an environmentwhere innovative ideas and dedication to public service flourish. Weprovide a forum where students learn from the brightest minds and are encouraged to bring forththeir ideas.The Elliott School is pleased to present a new video featuring international students discussing thebenefits of an Elliott School education and the unique opportunities the school provides.For more information, please visit: OF COLORADO DENVER WELCOMES FIRST COHORT OFBIOENGINEERING STUDENTSWhen the 2013-14 academic year begins next fall, the first cohort of undergraduate studentsseeking a degree in bioengineering will begin this new program. The Colorado Commission onHigher Education approved the program last month following the stamp of approval by theUniversity of Colorado Board of Regents.The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver is the first of its kind inColorado. Its mission is to improve human health through the application of engineering principles,ideas, methods, and inventions in order to solve important clinical problems.Bioengineering will be one of the fastest growing job markets over the next decade. An advanceddegree in this area provides numerous opportunities to work in health care, biomedical industry,government regulatory agencies, and academia.For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFERTHOUGHTS ON AMERICAN MUSICIf music is the international language — spread across the world andbuilt upon influences molded by various cultures — it stands to reasonthat familiar rhythms and tones could be of some comfort to students looking for familiaritythousands and thousands of miles from home.“Brazilian music tends to have a lot of American influences in it,” said Marcelo Moreira, a seniorelectrical engineering major from Brazil, currently studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.For more information, please visit: YOU CAN DO WHILE WAITING FOR COLLEGE ACCEPTANCEOFFERSNow that the hard work of filling out applications and writing essays isover, you may think all thats left to do is to wait anxiously for an admission decision about yourcollege future. Even if youve turned everything in, however, there are still some things you can do toimprove your chances of admission, and to keep your mind occupied while you wait.Read this article from Petersons for advice on what you can do while waiting for collegeacceptance letters!For more information, please visit: NOW FOR LIVE WEBINARS ON STEP 3: FINANCE YOURSTUDIESDid you know that the cost of living and studying can vary greatly acrossthe United States? With the right amount of planning and research, it canbe made affordable with high returns on your investment!Join us live for these live webinar sessions to receive expert advice onfinancing your studies in the United States. Participation is free – don’t miss this unique opportunity!For more information, please visit: an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or (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 would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide thefinancial aid and news information contained herein.