EducationUSA Weekly Update, #372, March 31, 2014


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Accredited U.S. educational institutions can publicize their financial aid opportunities and campus news to the EducationUSA network of over 400 centers in 170 countries through our free service: EdUSA Weekly Update. EducationUSA advising centers will, in turn, circulate this information through a multitude of international channels via social media, newsletters, bulletin boards, websites, and more!

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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #372, March 31, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #372 March 31st, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: Colorado State University-Pueblo (CO) Scholarships Available for International Students UG: Drexel (PA) Global Scholars Scholarship UG: Longwood University (VA) Merit-Based Scholarships UG: American Honors International Student Scholarships UG/Grad: Southern Arkansas University (AR) Scholarships for International Students II. Campus News • University of Colorado Denver (CO) Invites You to Join their International Facebook Community • Colorado Mesa University (CO) Plans to Open BridgePathways Center • Penn State Law's (PA) Summer Arbitration Workshop • University of Baltimore (MD) Introduces New Finish4Free Program COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-PUEBLO (CO) SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Freshmen during Fall 2014 at CSU-Pueblo who meet two of the three minimum academic requirements based on a completed application will have the choice of one of the following undergraduate scholarships. No other application required. The scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years if student maintains the required minimum renewable grade point average. Presidential Scholar receives $8,000 per year with a 4.0 GPA, 30 ACT/1340 SAT, and 3.75 GPA required to renew. Distinguished Scholar receives $5,000 per year with a 3.75 GPA, 27 ACT/1220 SAT, and 3.5 GPA required to renew. Promising Scholar receives $2,500 per year with a 4.5 GPA, 25 ACT/1150 SAT, and 3.5 GPA required to renew. Welcome to the Pack receives $1,000 per year with a 3.2 GPA, 22 ACT/1030 SAT, and 3.2 GPA required to renew. For Freshman, Transfer, and Graduate Students, the International Access Grant can be obtained if the student has the eligibility requirements: 1. Must have a minimum incoming GPA of 3.0 on the American scale 2. Be in-status by IMMIGRATION LAW with F-1 Visa 3. Must attend orientation If you do meet the requirements above you will obtain per year: $2000/year of international access grant $2000/year of on campus employment The Intl. Grant is available for the consecutive Fall and Spring semesters (no grant in summer). Freshman can obtain both of these scholarships, if he/she meets the requirements. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. DREXEL (PA) GLOBAL SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP Drexel Global Scholars offers incoming international freshmen the opportunity to apply for a full-tuition scholarship. This award will go to a limited number of students with strong academic credentials as well as considerable accomplishments outside of the classroom, such as community service and extracurricular activities. For more information, please visit: LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY (VA) MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS Longwood is pleased to offer merit-based scholarships of $2,000-$6,000 to qualified applicants. No separate application is required. We offer rolling admissions with a preferred application deadline of mid-June for students applying for Fall semester. For more information, please visit: AMERICAN HONORS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Great students deserve great support. And that’s what you'll get with American Honors. If you are an international student graduating high school with a competitive GPA, English language proficiency, and you are accepted into the Fall 2014 American Honors program, you’ll be considered for a scholarship of up to USD $4,000. American Honors is devoted to helping accomplished students like you achieve your dreams. The program is offered in collaboration with select community colleges and its curriculum is designed to prepare high-performing students for junior- and senior-level coursework at the nation’s top 100 universities. American Honors at helps great students succeed - especially if… 1) Your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree from a top U.S. university 2) You are concerned about costs for attending a top university 3) You would like to have a personal coach to support you through your studies 4) You want your college experience to include a strong sense of community As an American Honors international student, you may begin your undergraduate education at any of American Honors select locations and network institutions, including: Community Colleges of Spokane, Spokane, WA Pierce College, Lakewood & Puyallup, WA Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne & Lafayette, IN Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ *Scholarships are awarded over each academic term, in equal increments, as long as a student remains academically eligible and enrolled in the American Honors program. This scholarship can be applied towards tuition and fees for the program. Speak with an Admissions Officer about the American Honors program and criteria for scholarship selection. For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY (AR) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Southern Arkansas University offers scholarships to international students ranging from $2,760 to $11,000 per academic year. Both initial and retention scholarships are offered. For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER (CO) INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEIR INTERNATIONAL FACEBOOK COMMUNITY The University of Colorado Denver invites you to join our International Facebook community (link below). Our International Admissions team is here to support you on your road to success and encourage you to connect with us, share experiences, and meet other students like you. Connect with International Admissions • Meet and interact with fellow current and prospective international students at the University • Check out our staff and learn about the University of Colorado Denver policy and processes • Learn about educational programs and scholarship opportunities • Get informed on current events, student organizations and campus activities • Share your stories and read about other students international study successes and challenges • Learn about upcoming International recruitment fairs, high school & community college visits, workshops, online and virtual fairs • View our brochures and videos • Stay up-to-date through our featured stories about students like you • Find out when we are in your city at a recruitment fair near you For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY (CO) PLANS TO OPEN BRIDGEPATHWAYS CENTER Colorado Mesa University plans to open a BridgePathways center on its campus in Grand Junction this summer. The university commits to providing international students with the tools they will need to succeed in their education and cultural experience at a U.S. experience. BridgePathways will provide CMU's international students with the added advantage of an intensive academic English curriculum that is designed to prepare students for university assignments. BridgePathways at CMU will have six start dates throughout the year, offering 8-week terms, and conditional admission to the university will be available to qualified students. Colorado Mesa University, located in the beautiful high-desert country of western Colorado, offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and has extensive options for international students both in and out of the classroom. For more information, please visit: PENN STATE LAW'S (PA) SUMMER ARBITRATION WORKSHOP This summer lawyers and law students trained outside of the U.S. can study international arbitration law at Penn State Law. Taught by arbitration scholar and expert Professor Thomas Carbonneau, “Arbitration Workshop – Legal Counselling in International Arbitration” will run from June 30 to July 11. Students who complete the Arbitration Workshop will learn the terms and concepts of arbitration law and will practice applying the law through mock transactional experiences. This 3-credit course, primarily clinical in character, will introduce students to an international commercial venture involving construction or the sale of goods. For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE (MD) INTRODUCES NEW FINISH4FREE PROGRAM Good news! The University of Baltimore has just announced a new program that gives all first-time, full-time freshmen the opportunity to take advantage of a tuition-free final semester. For more information click on the link below. 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.