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Weekly Update Issue, #390 August 25, 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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Weekly Update Issue, #390 August 25, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #390 August 25th, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: Maryville College (TN) Offers Two International Student Scholarship Programs UG: Whitworth University (WA) Scholarships for Academic Excellence UG: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville (WI) Offers A Tuition Waiver and Scholarship UG: Hiram College (OH) Global Scholarships Available to International Students II. Campus News • Watch "EducationUSA Interactive: Adapting to American Campus Culture" • Georgetown University (DC) Announces Online Chat Sessions • Five Questions to Ask the International Students Office at U.S. Colleges MARYVILLE COLLEGE (TN) OFFERS TWO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS The International Diversity Scholarship provides full tuition and is awarded to one student per year. The International Student Merit Scholarship program provides up to 50% of the cost of attendance at Maryville College. Both scholarships are renewable for up to four years. The average scholarship is approximately $20,000. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/odJYzP WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY (WA) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Whitworth University is proud to offer academic scholarships to talented international students of all faiths and backgrounds. Our Mind and Heart ($20,000), Presidential ($18,000), Trustee ($16,000) and Whitworth ($14,000) Scholarships are available to qualifying first-year international students and are renewable annually. Details about Whitworth’s scholarship requirements, need-based aid opportunities and how to apply can be found on our website. There is no application fee for international students. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/KZWAod
  2. 2. THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (WI) OFFERS A TUITION WAIVER AND SCHOLARSHIP 1. International Student Tuition Waiver: Up to $2,500 per semester. May reapply for up to eight semesters (based upon GPA and campus involvement). 2. Kathryn Mykel Conger Scholarship $1,000 - $3,000 per year. May reapply each year. Application deadline for the tuition waiver and Conger Scholarship: November 1 for spring term and June 1 for fall term. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1w63Eeb HIRAM COLLEGE (OH) GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Hiram College is offering merit-based Global Scholarships to international students interested in attending the spring (January) 2015 semester. The global scholarships can range from $1,000 to full tuition. Scholarships will be based on the academics of a student, including the grade point average (GPA) and TOEFL score. To be considered for the highest scholarships, a qualifying SAT or ACT is required. Priority Scholarship deadline is November 15th. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/XxyVHN WATCH "EDUCATIONUSA INTERACTIVE: ADAPTING TO AMERICAN CAMPUS CULTURE" If you missed the EducationUSA Interactive “Adapting to American Campus Culture," you can still watch it to find out if Americans are really like they are portrayed in movies, what it's like to live in a dorm and more information about American campus culture! For more information, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1plEcwP
  3. 3. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (DC) ANNOUNCES ONLINE CHAT SESSIONS The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Georgetown University is pleased to announce its fall 2014 online chat sessions. These informal chats provide prospective students with opportunities to ask questions about the graduate programs offered at Georgetown as well as the application process. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/VGxpBF FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE AT U.S. COLLEGES While researching your options, you may decide to contact a U.S. institution’s international students office. Here are five questions you can ask the international students office that will help you decide which college or university is right for you. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1plKEDM Contact an EducationUSA adviser near you for guidance on finding and applying to an accredited U.S. college or university. EducationUSA.state.gov (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.info/financial-aid EducationUSA would like to thank all the institutions, foundations, and other organizations which so generously provide the financial aid and news information contained herein.

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