Issue #240 August 1st, 2011
I. Financial Aid
UG: University of Maine Of ers International Student Tuition Scholarships
UG: Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Program for International Students at Univ of Wisconsin-Superior
Grad: International Graduate Student Scholarship at Col ege of St Rose
Postdoc: Fel owships in the Humanities Available at University of Pennsylvania
I . Campus News
* Centenary Col ege Hosts Summer Culture and Language Program
* Canisius Col ege Announces New Academic Programs
* Blog: Mount Holyoke Col ege Students Write About Summer Abroad
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE OFFERS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
At the University of Maine, international students can apply for a limited
number of tuition scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year in recognition of outstanding
academic performance. These awards, which cover up to 30 credits of tuition charges per year, are
primarily limited to first time, undergraduate foreign nationals who qualify for the F-1 or J-1 student
visa. Award recipients must be enrol ed ful -time at the University of Maine.
Scholarships wil be awarded based on the fol owing criteria: high academic achievement (as
determined by high school transcripts, class rank, GPA, and standardized test scores), quality of
writ en essay, and a TOEFL score above 550 (paper) or 79 (Internet-based). To apply, download the
International Tuition Scholarship Application form from the website, fil it out completely, and mail it
with your International Application. Applications must be received by February 1, 2012 in preparation
for enrol ment in Fal 2012.
For more information, please visit: ht p:/ bit.ly/mTk2dE
NON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER PROGRAM FOR
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT UNIV OF WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR
The University of Wisconsin-Superior seeks to promote diversity and
academic excel ence on its campus by at racting qualified and motivated international students. In
the 2010-11 academic year, approximately 180 international students from over 30 countries
at ended UW-Superior, and more than 90% these undergraduate students received significant
financial assistance ($5,500 to $7,500) through the Non-resident Tuition Waiver (NTW) program.
NTW Awards waive 75% of the non-resident portion of tuition, which was equivalent to a scholarship
of $5,500 in 2010-11. NTW Scholar Awards waive more than 90% of the non-resident portion of
tuition (approximately $7,500) and take into account the fol owing criteria: 1) academic merit, 2)
potential contribution to campus diversity, 3) personal essay and/or let ers of recommendation, 4)
financial need and 5) potential contributions to liberal education co-curricular initiatives. While al
international applicants are considered for NTW Program Awards, special consideration wil be
given to students from the Western Hemisphere.
For more information, please visit: ht p:/ bit.ly/nI6vqe
INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AT COLLEGE OF
The Col ege of St. Rose, a private Catholic institution in Albany, New York, of ers
an International Scholarship avaliable to new international graduate students who
are enrol ed ful -time. This merit-based award, which is open to students in al
fields of study, reduces ful -time tuition costs by 50 percent for two consecutive years or completion
of the program, whichever comes first.
The Graduate School at St. Rose has academic programs in Education, Business, Arts and
Humanities, and Mathematics and Sciences. See the graduate website (ht p:/ bit.ly/nlzxrq) for a ful
list of programs and degree options.
For more information, please visit: ht p:/ bit.ly/nZVaIz
FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AVAILABLE AT UNIVERSITY
The Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania is
awarding five one-year Mel on Postdoctoral Fel owships for the 2012-2013 academic year. This
fel owship is available to untenured scholars in the humanities who received or wil receive their
Ph.D. between December 2003 and December 2011. Fel ows teach one undergraduate course in
addition to conducting their research, and they are required to be in residence during their fel owship
year (September to May). The fel owship stipend is $46,500, plus health insurance. Fel ows also
receive a research fund of $2500.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, the theme for the fel owship wil be "Peripheries." Humanists and
those in related fields are invited to submit research proposals on any aspect of this topic. Interested
scholars must submit a completed application online by Saturday, October 15, 2011. Awards wil be
announced by the end of December 2011.
For more information, please visit: ht p:/ bit.ly/p1HU68
CENTENARY COLLEGE HOSTS SUMMER CULTURE AND
For the 17th year, Centenary Col ege in New Jersey hosted an intensive Summer Culture and
Language Program for international students to learn about American culture and the English
language. During the six-week program, students participated in an English pronunciation
enrichment program and took a four-credit course in Advanced English as a Second Language
reading and writing. Students had the opportunity to experience American culture through
extracurricular activities such as tours, cultural events, and a strong residential life program. Many
particiapnts in this program wil enrol as ful -time Centenary students in the fal semester.
In addition to the summer culture and language immersion program, Centenary Col ege of ers a
year-long ESL program, providing students with individualized tutoring and skil s training in reading
and writing. Each year, approximately 100 students from around the world at end Centenary and
take advantage of the strong support system available for international
students(ht p:/ oip.centenarycol ege.edu/).
For more information, please visit: ht p:/ bit.ly/pKeQje
CANISIUS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Starting this fal , Canisius Col ege in Western New York wil add ten new
academic degree programs to its undergraduate and graduate curricula.
These programs build upon the broad range of options already available
for students: more than 1,000 course of erings and 80 distinct majors,
minors, and special programs.
In the fields of science and engineering, undergraduate students wil now be able to receive degrees
in Operations Research and in Computational Science. Graduate students can complete an online
master's degree program in Anthrozoology, a new field of study that studies human-animal
interactions in science, industry, agriculture, conservation and veterinary medicine. To meet the
growing demand in the health fields, Canisius wil of er an undergraduate degree in Health and
Wel ness, and master's degrees in Applied Nutrition, School and Community Health, and
Students at Canisius wil also be able to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Sport Management or
a Master's degree in International Business. Lastly, the col ege wil now of er a Specialized Studies
Program, which enables students to develop their own majors and degree plans by combining
courses from dif erent departments.
For more information, please visit: ht p:/ bit.ly/r0XNLp
BLOG: MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE STUDENTS WRITE ABOUT
This summer, several Mount Holyoke Col ege students are participating in academic exchange
programs abroad and are blogging about their experiences from al corners of the world - from Lima,
to Venice, to Santiago, to Brussels. Read about how a Chinese student faces chal enges with
children's welfare policy in Dakar, how a Vietnamese student integrates media and economics in
Shanghai, and how a Korean-Australian at empts to learn Chinese in Beijing. These students'
summer travels reveal that direct interaction with diverse communities can be an important part of
the overal educational experience.
Mount Holyoke Col ege is a liberal arts institution for women located in South Hadley,
Massachuset s. Four hundred international students come to the Col ege from more than 70
countries, making the campus an extremely diverse and vibrant educational environment.
For more information, please visit: ht p:/ bit.ly/pgMRUW
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