Education Usa Weekly Update No 137 July 6 2009


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Education Usa Weekly Update No 137 July 6 2009

  1. 1. No. 137 · 6th July, 2009 I. Scholarships and Fellowships - Undergraduate: American University offers merit scholarships to international students ($5,000 to $32,000/yr.) - Undergraduate: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites international students to study Applied Meteorology - Fellowship: The National Press Foundation offers press fellowships to Business Journalists at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania II. News you can use - In Uncertain Times, Valedictorians Look Ahead - New Program: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology launches the nation's first Ph.D. in International Psychology I. Scholarships and Fellowships AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS As a global university, American University (AU) has a long tradition of welcoming students from across the United States and the world to our campus. At AU, “access” and “engagement” are not merely catchphrases; the spirit of these words permeates the campus environment. Students who share a desire to understand and shape tomorrow’s world are attracted to AU because of its culture of engagement and service. Discover American University: AU offers a broad choice of majors and minors and preprofessional advising programs in law and medicine. You may also double major. You have the option to construct your own interdisciplinary major. You can have your major in one AU school and a minor in another AU school or college. We understand that tomorrow’s careers require an understanding of a wide variety of fields, and we encourage students to transcend the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. A short distance from Washington, D.C.’s centers of government, business, research, commerce and art, AU’s 84- acre (34-hectare) traditional campus is located in one of the most attractive and safest residential areas of the city. Originally planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, the noted architect of New York City’s Central Park, AU’s campus was designated an arboretum and garden in 2003. Of our 100 international students (non US citizens), 41 are receiving AU Merit Awards ranging from $5,000 to $32,000 per year. Two will receive AU endowment scholarships (Turkey and Cyprus). A total of ten international freshmen have been admitted to our most prestigious Honors Program. We are honored to welcome one CASP undergraduate awardee from Fulbright Cyprus, one Trinidadian government supported open scholarship grantee, one IIE StudyAmerica student from India, and many more talented students from around the world. International Admissions American University Washington, DC, USA Tel: +1-202-885-6000 Evelyn Levinson International Admissions Office of Admissions American University email: 111 1 1
  2. 2. EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY INVITES INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO STUDY APPLIED METEOROLOGY Obtain a Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology Come to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in sunny Arizona and learn about the exciting physics and dynamics of the atmosphere in preparation for a rewarding career as a meteorologist. Students use a state-of-the-art Weather Center to understand and forecast complex atmospheric phenomena ranging from severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to cyclones, fronts and jet streams, to global climate and how it is changing. Emphasis is placed on applying theory to operational weather forecasting and decision making. Students can choose from four areas of concentration: Research, Meteorology with Flying, Meteorology for Aviation Operations, and Military Meteorologist. To watch a video, visit: This program prepares meteorologists for careers with the government, military, television or the private sector, or for graduate studies toward a career in atmospheric research. The program meets all the requirements for undergraduate study in meteorology recommended by the American Meteorological Society and the Federal Government. Scholarships are available. Financial Aid: The average scholarship amount granted to international students is $11,000. Source: The College Board's International Student Handbook 2009. To apply, visit: For further information about Applied Meteorology, feel free to contact: Dr Mark R. Sinclair Professor and Chair of Meteorology Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 3700 Willow Creek Road Prescott AZ 86301 Phone 1 (928) 777-3842 email: THE NATIONAL PRESS FOUNDATION OFFERS PRESS FELLOWSHIPS TO BUSINESS JOURNALISTS The National Press Foundation is offering two all-expense-paid fellowships to working print and broadcast journalists for the annual "Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists," that takes place this October at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Fellowships include full tuition, housing, most meals and round trip transportation. Wharton seminars offer participants an opportunity to expand their business knowledge by attending courses led by Wharton faculty, guest lectures by business leaders, and compete in a computer-simulated strategic management exercise. Applicants must submit: • a letter stating why they wish to participate • a letter of support from a supervisor • work sample, a clip or a video/audio tape (copies are acceptable) • a brief bio • application form To download application materials, go to: The deadline for applications is 5 pm September 4, 2009. Send applications to or mail to: For more information about the program, visit: 222 2 2
  3. 3. II. News you can use IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, VALEDICTORIANS LOOK AHEAD By LIZETTE ALVAREZ The New York Times Published: June 26, 2009 Seven high school seniors from New York City, each first in their class, met as they prepared for their next chapter. They spoke about their generation, the city, education, the economy and the future. They are profiled in photographs and audio and through the texts of their graduation speeches. Four are from immigrant families — Uzbekistan by way of Armenia, Colombia, the Dominican Republican and Lebanon. Audio & Photos - Top of Their Class THE CHICAGO SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY IS CHARTERING THE NATION'S FIRST PH.D. IN INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Recognizing a need for more trained professionals to understand and work with global challenges such as socio-cultural contexts, conflict, poverty, and natural disasters, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is chartering the nation's first Ph.D. in International Psychology. Designed for working professionals and offered online, this post-master's doctoral degree will leverage The Chicago School's 30-year pedigree of psychology training rooted in diversity and multicultural studies. • A three year, post-master’s program offered in a unique format tailored to the needs of busy working professionals. Students take one course at a time, progressing through the program in a “cohort” fashion (i.e., with the same group of fellow students in each of their classes for the duration of the program). • Students choose one of two concentrations: o Organizations and Systems, which is offered online o Trauma Services, which is offered in a “blended” format that includes both online classes and one weekend in Chicago during each of the four concentration-related courses. • Students engage in two nine-day international field experiences (one in year two and another in year three) as well as two required weekend residencies that focus on research and dissertation preparation. • The program is particularly appropriate for professionals who work or desire to work for multinational corporations, international non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations (e.g. UN organizations), governmental agencies, and faith based organizations with international missions. • Graduates are equipped with advanced research and program evaluation skills coupled with a rich appreciation for the individual and group consequences of global events—preparing them to apply psychological principles in the development of policy; assist individuals and organizations with understanding and collaborating with diverse cultural populations and all levels of international organizations and functional systems; and design and evaluate the efficacy of international programs. For further information, please visit, or Feel free to contact Brian Jansen in the Office of Admission at +1-312-329-6666, or at 333 3 3