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I. Financial Aid

Issue #271

March 19th, 2012

UG: University of Evansville Academic Scholarships UG/Grad: Virginia International University Scholarships UG/Grad: Cameron University Nonresident Tuition Waivers Grad: University of Miami Fellowships II. Campus News • EducationUSA Presents the "Ask an Adviser Survey" • New Health Insurance Comparison Website Launched for International Students • Transferring to a University in the United States • Hobsons' Announces Virtual Student Fair on March 31st • Hotcourses College Search Recognized by The Sunday Times

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS Established in 1854, the University of Evansville, located in Southwestern Indiana, has a rich history that spans more than 150 years. The university has received national recognition for its dedication to international education. The University of Evansville offers academic scholarships in a range of approximately $10,000 to $16,500 each academic year with a limited number of substantially higher awards for outstanding academic performance. Scholarship is awarded to students who display excellent academic credentials. There is no separate financial aid application to complete, as each applicant is automatically considered for academic, merit-based scholarship. For more information, please visit:

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS At VIU, we are committed to setting a new standard in higher education. Through our student-centered approach, we endeavor to provide the most positive environment for learning available anywhere. Our programs are structured to allow students great flexibility in the design and direction of their own studies. At the same time, every student is assigned a personal mentor who acts as a guide in course selection and career orientation. Virginia International University (VIU) is proud to announce its updated scholarship program! VIU offers scholarships ranging from $500 - $3,000 per year to qualified international and domestic students. Simply submit an online application and the required documents to apply today! For more information, please visit:

CAMERON UNIVERSITY NONRESIDENT TUITION WAIVERS Cameron University provides a diverse and dynamic student body access to quality educational opportunities; fosters a student-centered academic environment that combines innovative classroom teaching with experiential learning; prepares students for professional success, responsible citizenship, lifelong learning, and meaningful contributions to a rapidly changing world; and is a driving force in the cultural life and economic development of the region. Cameron University offers a nonresident tuition waiver to both undergraduate and graduate students who qualify. This waiver allows students to pay the same tuition rate as a resident of Oklahoma and waive the out-of-state portion of tuition, a substantial savings for international students. For more information, please visit:

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI FELLOWSHIPS A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami (UM) is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. The UM Fellowship provides funding for graduate students for two years at $25,000 per year. The Schools and Colleges will provide a tuition waiver for the UM Fellows. All fields eligible. Students must apply directly to their individual graduate program director. Graduate program directors submit their nominations to the Graduate School. Graduate School committees make the final selections across departments. For more information, please visit:

EDUCATIONUSA PRESENTS THE "ASK AN ADVISER SURVEY" EducationUSA is pleased to debut its first Ask an Adviser Student Survey feature online. This new option allows students to identify the advising center they wish to contact with questions regarding higher education in the United States. This survey can be taken in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The student will receive an immediate response via email to general questions regarding U.S. study and more specific questions will be responded to directly by the chosen EducationUSA advising center. For more information, please visit:

NEW HEALTH INSURANCE COMPARISON WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS A new international student health insurance comparison website, dedicated to helping students find the best deal, has just been launched by one of the nation's leading Visitor Insurance agencies. This easy-to-use site takes the pain out of searching for an international student health insurance plan to study at U.S. colleges and universities. Comparing various policy options on this website is simple, and students can grab a quote with just one click. For more information, please visit:

TRANSFERRING TO A UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES EducationUSA Adviser Monica Ibrahim recently responded to questions from international students on how to transfer to a university in the United States. Monica addresses frequently asked questions regarding who can apply, transfer requirements, credits transfer, and scholarship opportunities. For more information, please visit:

HOBSONS' ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL STUDENT FAIR ON MARCH 31ST Ever wish you could get the college info you need without having to travel, pay a bunch of money, and wait in long lines? Thanks to the magic of the Hobsons Virtual Student Fairs, you can visit the e-booths of a number of top U.S. colleges, chat or videochat with professors and current students, and get your most important questions answered all from the comfort of home. (Or your iPad, or your laptop, or your mobile device - you get the idea.) Check out 3 more fabulous reasons to attend this virtual fair: 1. Did we mention it is Free? 2. You'll have a chance to win one of three USD1,000 scholarships at the fair. Just log on, chat with the universities, and win! 3. It's all at your fingertips! Just log on from any Internet connection in the world. For more information, please visit:

HOTCOURSES COLLEGE SEARCH RECOGNIZED BY THE SUNDAY TIMES Hotcourses produces one of the largest education comparison websites in the world. Over a quarter of a million prospective students visited their various international websites last week alone, and they have over 400,000 members in their social media groups. With over 800 companies submitting entries this year to The Sunday Times list of best companies to work for, Hotcourses placed in the top tier. The list evaluates the organizations' statistics, policies, and processes, as well as surveys the employees. The company received particular recognition in several areas and received a higher average score in all categories than other companies of its same size. 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.

EducationUSA Weekly Update - March 19, 2012  

This week's scholarship and campus news from U.S. universities, via EducationUSA.