EducationUSA Weekly Update, #377 May 5, 2014
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Transcripts - EducationUSA Weekly Update, #377 May 5, 2014
Issue #377 May 5th, 2014
I. Financial Aid
UG: Lehigh University (PA) Financial Aid for International Students
UG: Washington & Jefferson College (PA) Scholarships Still Available for International Applicants
UG: The University of Rhode Island (RI) Merit Scholarships Still Available for Undergraduate
UG: Monmouth College (IL) Scholarships Still Available for Academically Strong International
UG: Centenary College (NJ) Scholarships Available
II. Campus News
• Ferris State University (MI) Celebrated its International Festival of Cultures
• Winona State University (MN) Opening of English Language Center in Bemidji
• Foreign Students Adapt to Rigors of US Naval Academy
• University of Kansas (KS) Students Receive Global Awareness Program Certificates
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (PA) FINANCIAL AID FOR INTERNATIONAL
The university awards financial aid on the basis of demonstrated need. Merit scholarships may also
be awarded on a limited basis. No application is necessary for merit scholarships.
Non-U.S. citizens do not qualify for any federally funded programs, therefore the university
subsidizes all funding through institutional sources. Each year we anticipate a fairly small and highly
qualified group of non-U.S. citizens to be offered financial aid.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1gNFc4A
WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE (PA) SCHOLARSHIPS STILL
AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
International applications (first year and transfer) are still being accepted for
consideration for admission for September 2014. Scholarships ranging from
$5,000 to $17,000 are still available and students completing the application will
automatically be considered for a scholarship.
There is no fee to apply and SATs are not required. Admission decisions are usually made in 2
weeks or less at this time of year, and students who are admitted can expect a visa within 4 weeks
(provided that all supporting documentation has been received).
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Qvp6GH
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (RI) MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
STILL AVAILABLE FOR UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS
The University of Rhode Island (URI) is still accepting undergraduate
applications for admission to the fall term beginning in September 2014.
Merit scholarships ranging from $8,500 to $13,500 per year are available for qualified students.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/Tdx2Jd
MONMOUTH COLLEGE (IL) SCHOLARSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE FOR
ACADEMICALLY STRONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Monmouth College warmly welcomes international students, including transfer
students. There is no application fee, and admitted students are automatically
considered for academic merit scholarship awards.
Monmouth College is still accepting applications from international students for the 2014-15
academic year. Scholarships are still available for academically strong international students.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/IF1RSp
CENTENARY COLLEGE (NJ) SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Admitted students are automatically reviewed for the following
scholarships during the admission process. These scholarships are renewable for up to 8
semesters as long as students maintain continuous full time enrollment and meet the minimum
standards for academic progress.
Presidential Scholars Program
Presidential Scholars are selected from accepted students who have graduated high school with at
least a 3.6 cumulative high school GPA and at least an 1100 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or at
least a 24 ACT Composite Score. The selection process will begin on January 15th.
Grace Harris Scholarship
This scholarship may be awarded to entering students, up to $18,000, with at least a 3.4 cumulative
high school GPA and at least an 1100 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or at least a 24 ACT
For more information on other scholarships available please visit:
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1khwywi
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (MI) CELEBRATED ITS
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CULTURES
The 26th annual Ferris State University International Festival of Cultures
was a huge success this year. This year's festival was hosted on Sunday, April 13 in the IRC
Connector. As is tradition, the event was quite popular as people from campus and the local
community came together for the celebration. The following is the highlight video of the festival with
authentic food prepared by Ferris students through our dinning services and exceptional
performances presented by student organizations and local community groups. The whole campus
enjoyed the taste of globalization at Ferris and Big Rapids community.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1h9ePvu
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (MN) OPENING OF ENGLISH
LANGUAGE CENTER IN BEMIDJI
Winona State University (WSU) is excited to announce the opening of the
English Language Center in Bemidji in partnership with Bemidji State
University. The English Language Center at Bemidji State University offers
intensive English language instruction and cultural activities to international
students who are preparing to study at BSU, WSU, another U.S. university, or simply wish to
improve their English.
For information about the ELC in Bemidji, visit
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1pGHCLX
FOREIGN STUDENTS ADAPT TO RIGORS OF US NAVAL ACADEMY
Throughout its long history, the U.S. Naval Academy has produced
prominent leaders. The academy prepares young men and women to become officers in the U.S.
Navy or Marine Corps. But not all of its undergraduate students - known as midshipmen - are
American. Dozens are foreign exchange students who return home to serve their countries after
Read more about their experiences here: http://www.voanews.com/content/foreign-students-adapt-
For more information, please visit: http://1.usa.gov/1hSnDo3
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (KS) STUDENTS RECEIVE GLOBAL
AWARENESS PROGRAM CERTIFICATES
Eighty-five students at the University of Kansas (KU) received Global
Awareness Program certificates at an annual recognition ceremony. The Global
Awareness Program (GAP) awards transcript certification to students who
have demonstrated a heightened degree of global engagement through their
academic coursework, experiences abroad and co-curricular involvement. GAP is open to all
undergraduate students who wish to supplement their KU degree with this unique certificate.
GAP consists of three main components: Academic, Co-curricular, and International Experience.
Students may choose any two components to complete certification, and those who fulfill all three
components will receive certification with distinction. Students can tailor their GAP experience to fit
their interests, experiences, and degree requirements. With its interdisciplinary emphasis and
flexibility, GAP offers all students the chance to distinguish themselves and demonstrate that they
are better prepared to live, lead, and work in a global society.
In the current academic year, 220 students at the University of Kansas have received certification
with more expected by the end of the semester. Ten students have completed all three tracks of
program in order to receive distinction. Twenty international students were honored.
For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1l8kVM9
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