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I. Financial Aid

Issue #248

September 26th, 2011

UG: St. Catherine University EducationUSA Undergraduate Scholarship UG: Berkeley College Offers Over $31 Million in Grant and Scholarship Opportunities UG/Grad: Hawaii Pacific University Partial Tuition Waiver UG/Grad: New York University Scholarships and Grants Postgrad: University of California Los Angeles Fellowship and Grant Awards II. Campus News • University of Iowa Grad Wins MacArthur Foundation Genius Award • ACT Announces New 3-Part Video • 3 Tips for International Applicants to U.S. M.B.A. Programs

ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONUSA UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP Because we value the high quality advising provided by the EducationUSA network, St. Catherine University has established the EducationUSA Scholarship. Our goal is to help promote the services of EducationUSA and encourage female students working with the centers to apply to St. Catherine University. This scholarship is $1,500 annually and awarded to female, undergraduate international students enrolled in the day program who submit a letter of recommendation from the EducationUSA advisor in their home country. For more information, please visit:

BERKELEY COLLEGE OFFERS OVER $31 MILLION IN GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES In today's economy, we know that financing a college education is always a consideration. At Berkeley College, we offer more than $31 million in grant and scholarship opportunities. Berkeley College also offers students a tuition freeze, based on continuous, full-time enrollment, that ensures that the cost of study will not rise during their enrollment. We are proud of our diverse population of more than 8,000 students, who reflect the wider diversity of our nation and its neighbors around the globe. We are also pleased to be the choice of many international students, representing over 100 countries, who have chosen Berkeley to complete their degrees.. For more information, please visit:

HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY PARTIAL TUITION WAIVER Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) is a private, nonprofit university with a diverse student population. HPU is one of the most culturally diverse universities in America with students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries. Founded in 1965, HPU prides itself on maintaining strong academic programs, small class sizes, individual attention to students, and a diverse faculty and student population. HPU offers more than 50 acclaimed undergraduate programs and 12 distinguished graduate programs. Eligible full-time degree-seeking students are encouraged to apply for a partial tuition waiver. For more information, please visit:

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities. A financial aid package at NYU takes into account both financial need and academic merit. Although merit-based scholarships are available, NYU is committed to using the vast majority of its scholarship funds to assist students whose families are unable to pay the full cost of an NYU education. All students are automatically considered, and there is no separate application necessary for NYU scholarships. For more information, please visit:

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES FELLOWSHIP AND GRANT AWARDS A leader in education, research, and service, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) represents the very best of what a university can be. Our extraordinary students come from an incredibly diverse range of backgrounds; our faculty are committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching; and many of our academic programs are ranked among the world’s best. Most fellowship and grant awards are for one academic year (three terms or two semesters). Entering students may, however, receive offers covering all the years of study through degree attainment. Some federally funded awards provide additional summer coverage. Departmental fellowships and grants are awarded in varying amounts and may include fees and nonresident tuition. Awards are competitive and open to all graduate students. For more information, please visit:

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA GRAD WINS MACARTHUR FOUNDATION GENIUS AWARD A University of Iowa graduate who attended West High School in Iowa City is one of 22 winners of the 2011 MacArthur Foundation Genius Awards. Forty-two-year-old Jacob Soll and the others will receive $500,000 grants. Winners are selected for their creativity, originality and potential to make important contributions in the future. For more information, please visit:

ACT ANNOUNCES NEW 3-PART VIDEO ACT is proud to announce a short 3-part video presentation on the ACT to help students, parents, education advisors, and college counselors in international locations to better understand the ACT for US college admissions. For more information, please visit:

3 TIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS TO U.S. M.B.A. PROGRAMS While a report released Sept. 13 shows falling interest in attending graduate business school, more international students are pursuing M.B.A.s in the United States this year than last. For the 2011-2012 school year, about two thirds of U.S. graduate business programs reported receiving fewer full-time M.B.A. applicants to their two year programs, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council's 2011 Application Trends Survey. But about 45 percent of those applicants were international students, up from 39 percent last year. 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.

EdUSA Weekly for September 26th!  

UG: St. Catherine University EducationUSA Undergraduate Scholarship UG: Berkeley College Offers Over $31 Million in Grant and Scholarship Op...

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