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I. Financial Aid

Issue #252

October 24th, 2011

UG: Hesston College International Scholarships UG: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship UG: IUPUI Chancellor's Recognition Award of $12,000 Annually over 4 Years UG/Grad: The University of Oregon Awards Over One Million Dollars in Scholarships II. Campus News • The Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations Announces New Specialization • Slippery Rock University Lowers Tuition for International Students • Register Now! EducationUSA Virtual College Fair in November • Mississippi State University Announces Second Annual Copa America Soccer Tournament

HESSTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS Hesston College is a little nugget of paradise located just 30 minutes north of Wichita. As the only two-year college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, we offer an environment and learning experience that’s hard to match. With nearly 450 students and a facultystudent ratio of 1:14, you’ll find opportunities for life, learning, and leadership that are distinct even among small colleges. With a two-year general studies curriculum, you’ll gain the kind of academic and professional preparation that most schools put off until the junior and senior years. Hesston College offers International Scholarships. The amount of the scholarship is determined after the Application for Admission and the academic records are received by Hesston College. All international students receive an International Scholarship. On-campus employment is also possible. Many international students at Hesston College have on-campus employment. The amount which these students earn in one year is typically between $1,000 to $3,000. For more information, please visit:

JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship supports outstanding community college students with financial need by providing funding for them to complete their bachelor’s degrees at US four-year colleges and universities. The Foundation provides approximately 50 highly competitive scholarships, which are intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards are valued at up to $30,000 per year and vary based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships the student may receive. For more information, please visit:

IUPUI CHANCELLOR'S RECOGNITION AWARD OF $12,000 ANNUALLY OVER 4 YEARS IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban university, with 21 schools and academic units which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University. Its location within blocks of downtown Indianapolis facilitates advancement of research and teaching, and presents unique opportunities for internships, partnerships, community engagement, and more. IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students representing all 50 states and 122 countries Chancellor’s Recognition Scholars are automatically admitted to the IUPUI Honors College. The Honors College provides access to specialized advising, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities to conduct research and participate in leadership development. To be considered for renewal, students must attend full time, be an active participant in the Honors College and maintain a 3.3 GPA. No separate application is required. Students who have applied for admission by February 1 who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 (on a U.S. 4.0 scale) with a minimum 1250 SAT (for the mathematics and critical reading scores) or 27 ACT composite score may be eligible for this scholarship. For more information, please visit:

THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON AWARDS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution. Located in Eugene, an energetic college town, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. The University of Oregon (UO) awards over one million dollars in scholarships to its international students each year. Tuition, cash and work-study awards are available. Selection is based on financial need and academic merit. The earliest scholarship deadline is February 15, 2012. For more information, please visit:

THE WHITEHEAD SCHOOL OF DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ANNOUNCES NEW SPECIALIZATION The Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University is offering a new specialization, effective September 2011, as part of its M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations degree. The Post Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability specialization courses address rebuilding a viable economy, assessing strengths and shortcomings, the role of law, truth and justice, and conflict prevention, in fragile state environments. The new specialization draws on Whitehead faculty expertise in these areas and is supported by internship opportunities. For more information, please visit:

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY LOWERS TUITION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Slippery Rock University (SRU) welcomes the exchange of students, scholars and faculty. Currently 76 international students from 36 nations are studying on campus. Over 400 SRU students and professors are involved in a variety of programs in 23 countries. SRU is pleased to announce a reduction in tuition charges! This is something that doesn't happen often at any university, so we are especially delighted that it's happening at SRU and benefiting our international students. With this change, our total costs for a year are less than the cost of tuition alone at many other universities. For more information, please visit:

REGISTER NOW! EDUCATIONUSA VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR IN NOVEMBER The inaugural EducationUSA Virtual College Fair will take place during International Education Week this November, featuring over 130 U.S. colleges & universities from more than 11 states across the U.S.! Join us live on Tuesday, November 15, from 9am-2pm (EST) and Thursday, November 17, from 9pm-2am (EST). Participation is free, and registration is now open to international students! For more information, please visit:

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL COPA AMERICA SOCCER TOURNAMENT The Mississippi State University Hispanic Student Association is hosting the second annual Copa America Soccer Tournament. Teams from Africa, Europe, Asia and America will compete for the coveted Copa America trophy. 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 - Oct. 24, 2011  
EducationUSA Weekly Update - Oct. 24, 2011  

The latest news from EducationUSA on undergraduate and graduate scholarships for U.S. study and campus news.