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
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
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.
Washington, DC, USA
International Admissions Office of Admissions American University
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY INVITES INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO STUDY APPLIED
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.
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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
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 email@example.com or mail to:
For more information about the program, visit: www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists
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
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 www.thechicagoschool.edu/content.cfm/international_psychology, or
Feel free to contact Brian Jansen in the Office of Admission at +1-312-329-6666,
or at firstname.lastname@example.org