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I. Scholarships and Fellowships

No . 203 · 1 November 2010

- UG: Merit-Based Scholarships & Grants at Drury University - UG: International Baccalaureate Scholarship at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) - Postdoc: Yale World Fellows Program – Now Soliciting Nominations for Fall 2011

II. News you can use - Nine Notable Community College Grads - Marymount University Celebrates 26th Street Project for the Sciences and Health Sciences - New video online - Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist

I. Scholarships and Fellowships M E RIT ‐B A S ED SCHOLARS HI PS   &  GRA NT S F OR  INTERNATI ONAL ST UDEN TS  AT  DRUR Y  UNIV ERSIT Y Dean’s Scholarships: International Students with a B average (3.0) or higher and with ONE of the following proficiency scores: IBT TOEFL 72, IELTS 6.0, SAT 1650, or ACT 24 are encouraged to apply. Scholarships will range from $2500 - $10000. There is no special application necessary to be considered for these scholarships. Scholarships are guaranteed for Fall 2011 if all admission requirements have been met by Jan 1, 2011. International Baccalaureate Scholarship: International Students who have completed an international baccalaureate diploma may receive an award of $3000 stacked with a student’s Academic Dean Scholarship. Trustee Scholarships: These are by invitation only and are available for the Fall 2011 semester. Students must submit a high school transcript of B+ (3.5) or higher and the SAT cumulative score of 1920 or higher. Scholarships range from full tuition up to a limited number of full rides. Activity Awards: Available to international students who apply and are admitted to Drury University may qualify for an Activity Award in Art (majors only), Athletics, Debate, Music, and Theatre. Application procedures, eligibility requirements, and deadlines vary depending on the type of award. For more information or questions, contact Julie Hockensmith, M.Ed., Director of International Admission, Drury University



IB Diploma Recipients who apply, are accepted and enroll at SCAD, having met or exceeded admission requirements, are awarded a scholarship of at least $10,000 per year of enrollment at SCAD, up to 225 attempted quarter hours, or until completion of a bachelor’s degree. For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities at SCAD, visit

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Y AL E WO RLD  F ELL O WS P RO G RA M  –  FALL  2011   Now soliciting nominations of outstanding mid-career professionals! To 1. 2. 3.

qualify, applicants must: Have an established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity; Be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the U.S.; Demonstrate commitment to crucial issues and making a different at the national or global level; 4. Have special capacity for critical, creative, strategic, and entrepreneurial thinking; 5. Be fluent in English. Application Deadline: January 14, 2011. For more information and to nominate a candidate, visit

II. News You Can Use N I N E NOT ABL E COMMU NITY   COLLEGE  GR A DS    In honor of the White House's inaugural Community College Summit -- at which President Obama called community colleges the "unsung heroes of America's education system" -- consider this list of prominent community college grads who would surely make the president proud: See the Huffington Post slideshow of notable Community College grads at:

M AR Y MO UN T U NI V E RSIT Y  C EL EB R A T ES  26T H S T R E ET  PR OJECT F OR  THE  SCIEN CES  A N D  H EA L T H  S CI EN C ES    On October 23, Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia celebrated the grand opening of its 26th Street Project, the most ambitious construction initiative at the University in four decades. The project includes Caruthers Hall, a 52,000 square-foot academic facility focused on the sciences and health sciences; Rose Benté Lee Ostapenko Hall, a 77,000 square-foot residence hall providing apartment-style housing for 239 students; and the Malek Family Plaza, an outdoor gathering space with café seating between the two buildings. The complex is built over four levels of underground parking. The ribbon cutting was held during Family Weekend, so that parents and family members could join their students at the celebration. Marymount has incorporated sustainable design into this construction project, which participates in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Green features include recycled and local materials used in construction; innovative plumbing fixtures resulting in 21% less water consumption than comparable facilities; and energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that use approximately 50% less energy, compared with other similar facilities. For more information about the 26th Street Project or Marymount University, please visit

N E W VIDEO  ONLI N E  ‐  NATURALLY OB S ES S ED : T H E  MAKI NG   OF  A  SCI EN TIST   Mixing humor and heartbreak, Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist delves into the lab of charismatic professor Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, and follows three irrepressible graduate students on their determined pursuit of a PhD and scientific success. As if the pressure of scientific discovery isn’t enough, the students are also competing in a worldwide race to be the first to publish their findings. Their challenge: to decipher the structure and mechanism of AMPK, a tiny protein that controls the burning and storage of fat. Their road to success: years of trial and error, unflinching dedication, rock-climbing, rumors of pickle juice, and the music of The Flaming Lips. Free online: Purchase DVD:

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