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Weekly Update Issue, #392 September 8, 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, #392 September 8, 2014

  1. 1. Issue #392 September 8th, 2014 I. Financial Aid UG: Drexel University (PA) Global Scholar Program UG: Northern State University (SD) Advanced ESL Scholarships UG/Grad: Emporia State (KS) Offering a Diversity Scholarship II. Campus News • Send a Question for an Upcoming EducationUSA International Program • Former Full Sail (FL) Student Wins Award in Home Country • Oglethorpe University (GA) Advantage Application • The Florida Institute of Technology (FL) Hosts Football Event for International Students DREXEL UNIVERSITY (PA) GLOBAL SCHOLAR PROGRAM The Drexel Global Scholar program recognizes a select number of incoming international students with exceptional academic achievement, outstanding commitment to global leadership and international community building. Recipients are awarded full-tuition scholarships to attend Drexel University. For more information, please visit: NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (SD) ADVANCED ESL SCHOLARSHIPS A limited number of $1,500 first-year scholarships are available to international students who place in the advanced ESL program at Northern State University. To qualify, you must achieve at least an IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 51 score. If you do not have a test score, you can take a placement test on campus. This first-year scholarship will be applied to your tuition bill over the first two semesters of your degree program. Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2015 (January) intake. For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. EMPORIA STATE (KS) OFFERING A DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP The Office of International Education offers a Diversity Scholarship to students from under or non-represented countries on our campus. The scholarship is a renewable partial tuition waiver. For more information, please visit: SEND A QUESTION FOR AN UPCOMING EDUCATIONUSA INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM We'd like to hear your questions for current international students who are studying in the United States and possibly feature you on an upcoming EducationUSA program! Make a video with your cellphone or computer and send it to us on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #StudyintheUSA. Watch our video to learn more! For more information, please visit: FORMER FULL SAIL (FL) STUDENT WINS AWARD IN HOME COUNTRY Lavado Stubbs, a former Full Sail film student from the Bahamas, recently received the 2014 Bahamian Icon Award for Entertainment, honoring his work as a director. “To get honored from my people is huge because I was born and raised in the Bahamas, and with everything I do, I always incorporate the Bahamas into it,” Lavado said. “Since I came back from L.A. a year-and-a-half ago, I’ve just been working nonstop, and to feel and see that my Bahamian people are behind me is such a great honor.” For more information, please visit:
  3. 3. OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY (GA) ADVANTAGE APPLICATION Our Advantage Application is now available on our website. If you apply before November 15th & submit all of your official paperwork, you are guaranteed an admission decision by December 5th with the possibility of being invited to JEO Scholarship Weekend on January 23rd and 24th. We will also waive the $50 application fee, recommendation letter and essay (however, the short answer is still required). Official paperwork includes official translated transcripts, official SAT or TOEFL scores and declaration of finance. For more information, please visit: THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FL) HOSTS FOOTBALL EVENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS New international students at the Florida Institute of Technology learned about American football by interacting with players and cheerleaders, sampling barbeque and even trying on football equipment during a special event welcoming them to campus. 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.