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Weekly Update Issue #395 September 29, 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 #395 September 29, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #395 September 29th, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: Husson University (ME) International Student Scholarships UG: Ramapo College (NJ) Merit-based Scholarship Award UG: Shippensburg University (PA) Offers JFK Scholarship UG: University of Northern Iowa (IA) Culture and Intensive English Program Tuition Scholarship II. Campus News • Register for Europe, Middle East & Africa Students Day • Eastern Illinois University (IL) Now Offering Clinical Laboratory Science Bachelor's Degree • Saint Leo University (FL) Offers Fast Track for Bridge Program Students HUSSON UNIVERSITY (ME) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Husson University offers international student scholarships based on merit and need ranging from $1,000 - $10,000. No application is necessary–all applicants for admission are screened for eligibility. Priority deadline for fall 2015 is January 31, 2015. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1mpEmnd RAMAPO COLLEGE (NJ) MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP AWARD Ramapo College considers all international applications for merit scholarship awards. The deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration for fall 2015 is December 15, 2014. All required credentials must be received by January 15, 2015. Ramapo College will be offering the following awards in fall 2015: • Presidential Scholarship - $80,000 scholarship ($20,000 per year for four years) • Provost Scholarship - $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) • Dean’s Scholarship - $24,000 scholarship ($6,000 per year for four years) • Academic Achievement Award - $12,000 scholarship ($3,000 per year for four years) All international students receive a $6,000 grant to be used towards their Ramapo housing. Please email radhikar@ramapo.edu with any questions. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Y7NFNi
  2. 2. SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY (PA) OFFERS JFK SCHOLARSHIP The JFK Scholarship is an award allocated specifically for undergraduate international students who are studying in the United States on F-1 student visas. The goal of the award is to provide financial assistance to international students while allowing them the opportunity to give back at Shippensburg University through interacting with "Ship" students and other volunteer opportunities. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ZeT9af UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (IA) CULTURE AND INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM TUITION SCHOLARSHIP The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is now accepting applications for the spring 2015 CIEP Tuition Scholarship. This scholarship is available to prospective CIEP students. The scholarship will cover a maximum of 100% tuition for the spring 1 and spring 2 sessions (January 13 – May 8, 2015). Applications are due October 31, 2014. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/15JmLHy REGISTER FOR EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA STUDENTS DAY Do you have questions about studying in the United States? Register for Europe, Middle East & Africa Students Day to find out what steps you can take to begin your studies and connect with EducationUSA advisers, as well as representatives from over 80 U.S. colleges and universities. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1rF0tGV
  3. 3. EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (IL) NOW OFFERING CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE BACHELOR'S DEGREE EIU now offers an exciting program in Clinical Laboratory Science (formally known as Medical Technology). This bachelor's program offers excellent practical experience including internship opportunities at local hospitals. Upon successful completion of hospital internships, the student becomes a candidate for a college degree and is eligible to take the certifying examinations of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists for registry as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Scholarships are now available and are worth up to $13,500 per year! For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1t2jRKd SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (FL) OFFERS FAST TRACK FOR BRIDGE PROGRAM STUDENTS Starting this fall, the Bridge English for Academic Purposes Program at Saint Leo University offers two tracks – a fast one-semester track and a regular track (two semesters). The program provides international students with the opportunity to earn academic credits while refining their academic English language skills. Required language proficiency scores: Regular track – iBT 45-64, IELTS 5 Fast track – iBT 65-78, IELTS 5.5 – low 6. Top three reasons why students choose Bridge at Saint Leo: 1. Move Forward: Bridge students earn academic credits that are counted towards graduation. 2. Small Classes: The class size in the program is capped at 10-15 students and the overall Saint Leo University student-teacher ratio is 14:1. 3. Great Community Support: Students study with qualified and dedicated instructors; they become active members of a welcoming and strong academic community. Bridge students are not only working on their academic English, but they also start their undergraduate studies while in the Bridge Program. Some of the most popular majors are Biology - Biomedical and Health Sciences, B.S.; Computer Science, B.S.; Criminal Justice, B.A.; and Global Studies, B.A. Saint Leo University offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and is now accepting applications for spring 2015. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1uVtFdq 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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