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EducationUSA Weekly Update, #375 April 21st, 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, #375 April 21st, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #375 April 21st, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: Emerson College (MA) Scholarship Opportunities UG: Ferris State University (MI) International Student Endowed Scholarship UG: Carroll University (WI) Offers Scholarships for All Undergraduate International Students - No Application Fee UG/Grad: Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) Scholarships for International Students II. Campus News • The University of Pennsylvania (PA) English Language Programs' New Summer English Institute • University of North Florida (FL) Application Deadline Extended for International Students • Berkeley School of Law (CA) Online Course • The Neeley School of Business (TX) Offers Free GMAT Prep Classes to Applicants • University of California-Davis (CA) Prepare for Graduate Study in the U.S. this Summer! EMERSON COLLEGE (MA) SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Dean's Scholarship: This scholarship is given to incoming students at the top of Emerson's applicant pool who have demonstrated academic distinction within their school communities as well as qualities such as leadership, ability to manage adversity, and other factors important to success as an Emerson student. For students entering the College in 2012, the amount of the Dean's Scholarship was $14,000 annually. Students are required to enroll full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The award is renewable for up to eight semesters. No additional essay or application is required to be considered for this scholarship. Trustees Scholarship: This is a half-tuition scholarship given to applicants accepted into the Honors Program. Students are required to enroll full-time and maintain a 3.3 GPA (3.0 GPA in the Honors curriculum). It is renewable for up to eight semesters. A separate Honors Program application must be submitted with your admission application in order to be considered for this scholarship. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (MI) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP The scholarship would be awarded to a full-time undergraduate international student or a full-time graduate international student who has completed at least one semester majoring in any program at Ferris State University. The scholarship may also be awarded to an incoming international student. The applicant shall have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application. Financial need is not a criterion. For more information, please visit: CARROLL UNIVERSITY (WI) OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - NO APPLICATION FEE Carroll University, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, offers substantial financial aid awards for all undergraduate international students. Undergraduate international students are eligible for scholarships, grants, and campus employment. Average awards range from $16,000-$21,000 each year and are renewable for up to four years. Carroll University does not charge an application fee and students are automatically considered for financial aid at the time of application. For more information, please visit: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY (NJ) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS At Fairleigh Dickinson University, we work closely with you and your family to make our quality private education an affordable investment. -Scholarship consideration is given to non-U.S. citizens worldwide and to U.S. citizens who reside outside the United States. -Scholarship awards vary in amount, however many are significant enough to help academically talented students with the cost of attendance. -Early application is encouraged to receive priority consideration. -Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission ONLY and will not increase based on academic performance at FDU. -Scholarships may be used for the fall and spring semesters for fulltime students only. -Scholarships are renewable at the same funding level for each academic year, contingent upon successful academic performance. For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (PA) ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS' NEW SUMMER ENGLISH INSTITUTE The University of Pennsylvania, English Language Programs’ new 4- week Summer English Institute provides a foundation for university-level English. Students receive an introduction to academic content-based language, and experience life and culture at a U.S. university. Weekly guest lectures from Penn professors offer students a unique university experience. Program dates: July 7 – August 1 Application deadline: May 30 For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA (FL) APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS The University of North Florida application deadline has been extended to June 1 for international students. If you have any students still exploring their options please encourage them to contact me as soon as possible. The University of North Florida is a place where incredible educational opportunities meet a particularly personal atmosphere. Here, students can engage in rigorous academic course work as well as enjoy an exciting social life in the beautiful atmosphere of northern Florida. Please, feel free to look over our online view book and explore more about UNF and our degree options: For more information, please visit: BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW (CA) ONLINE COURSE Berkeley Law is pleased to announce its first online course: Fundamentals of U.S. Law with faculty member Bill Fernholz. Registration is open now for the six-week course, which introduces participants to the American legal system and the common-law method of case analysis. Register now to experience engaging, student-centered online learning from one of the United States' premier law schools. For more information, please visit:
  4. 4. THE NEELEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (TX) OFFERS FREE GMAT PREP CLASSES TO APPLICANTS Get ready to apply for fall 2015 MBA admission. The Neeley School offers free GMAT Prep Classes as a service to our applicants. The course provides an overview of what to expect on the exam. Registrants are required to purchase the Official Guide to GMAT Prep, 13th Edition. For more information, please visit: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS (CA) PREPARE FOR GRADUATE STUDY IN THE U.S. THIS SUMMER! International Summer Sessions at University of California, Davis now offers courses and workshops designed to help international students prepare for graduate study in the United States. Visiting students can sharpen their language skills by enrolling in summer classes in their major or Summer English Language Studies courses in Academic Reading and Writing, Academic Preparation and American Culture. In addition, enrolled students will have the opportunity to attend a free workshop series on the graduate school application process. Topics include “Applying to Graduate School,” “Tips for Writing a Statement of Purpose” and “The UC Davis Graduate School Application.” Students must enroll in a minimum of six units in one or both sessions and can choose from courses in more than 75 departments. To be eligible, students must have graduated from high school and must have an English proficiency score of 80 iBT (or equivalent). • Summer Session 1: June 20 to August 1 (Application Deadline: May 9) • Summer Session 2: August 1 to September 12 (Application Deadline: June 20) Interested students and advisers are invited to sign-up for our monthly newsletter. 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.