EdUSA Weekly Update March 25th, 2013 !

I. Financial Aid

UG : Savannah Technical College Tuition Wavers

UG : Savannah College of Art and Design Merit-Based Scholarships

UG : Arizona State University Merit-Based Scholarships

UG : University of Northwestern Ohio Soccer Scholarships for Women

UG/Grad/Postgrad : University of Bridgeport Academic Merit-and-Need Based Scholarships

Grad : University of Texas at El Paso Graduate Scholarships

II. Campus News

  • A Tax Assist For International Classmates
  • Manage Your Academic Workload as an International Student
  • Behind the Life of an International Student-Athlete
  • Syracuse University Invited to Create International Filmmaking Academy in Italy

I. Financial Aid


Savannah Technical College has been meeting the needs of its community for more than 75 years. Building on a tradition of partnership, pride and service, the college serves nearly 5,000 students each semester in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Savannah Technical College offers more than 70 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in fields ranging from automotive technology to surgical technology and from marketing to computer information systems to culinary arts and beyond.

Savannah Technical College (STC) offers a tuition waiver to international students who meet the qualifications. Tuition waivers lower a student's tuition rate from $340/credit to $170/credit, for a potential award of $2,040 to $2,550 per semester.

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Founded in 1978, Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for professional careers. The goal of the university is to nurture and cultivate the unique qualities of each student through an interesting curriculum, in an inspiring environment, under the leadership of involved professors. Faculty members have distinguished backgrounds in their fields. The international faculty and student body come from all 50 states and 100 countries. An English as a Second Language program and dedicated international student services staff are available to assist international students with the adjustment to university life in the United States.

A limited number of scholarships is awarded each year to degree-seeking international students who apply and are accepted to SCAD. To be considered for an international student scholarship, applicants should meet or exceed normal admission standards and must request scholarship consideration by submitting a 500-word essay explaining how an international education would influence their artwork, goals and experiences.

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ASU awards bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees, and is broadly organized into 16 colleges and schools spread across four campuses: the original Tempe campus, the West campus in northwest Phoenix, the Polytechnic campus in eastern Mesa, and the Downtown Phoenix campus. With a choice of four distinct campuses in the metro Phoenix area, ASU offers a personalized experience to immerse yourself in your studies and engage with community partners that provide internships, research and clinical practice.

Arizona State University is committed to helping a greater number of academically qualified students graduate. Our New American University Scholar awards are offered to outstanding incoming international freshmen as they pursue academic excellence at ASU. This program provides qualified students a monetary award and an environment focusing on knowledge, learning and research. Students are considered for this award when they are admitted to ASU. No separate application is required, but all international admission application materials (admission application, official transcripts, test scores, financial guarantee and application fee) should be received by the ASU Undergraduate Admissions. Eligibility factors include highly competitive GPA and test scores. Students eligible for this award must be on F-1 or J-1 visas.

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In 2011, the University of Northwestern Ohio celebrated its 91st anniversary. Founded in 1920, it is a private, not-for-profit institution. The University of Northwestern Ohio is a co-educational institution authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant master’s degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and associate degrees. The University of Northwestern Ohio is an entrepreneurial, not-for-profit institution of higher learning, preparing students for careers and productive citizenship that encompass the business, professional, corporate, and technological communities by providing quality education and training in response to the needs and aspirations of our constituents

UNOH is currently in the process of building a brand new Women's Soccer team that will begin in the fall season of 2013. UNOH is very interested in recruiting top level international athletes that are interested in studying and playing soccer at a high level in America. A total of 5 Scholarships are being offered.

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The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. Academic programs are offered through twelve schools, colleges, and institutes. Concern for student development and support predominate. A career-oriented focus in academic programs is complemented at the undergraduate level with a state-of-the-art core curriculum that helps students secure competencies for lifelong learning and knowledge about our world. The graduate, professional, and health sciences programs offer career-oriented master’s and doctoral degrees.

No matter what your family income, the University of Bridgeport features both academic and need-based scholarships tailored to meet your academic priorities and financial needs. Whether you are from a high, middle or low income family the University of Bridgeport will be surprisingly affordable. The Academic Merit Scholarships are offered to international students to encourage academic excellence and student leadership and to continue UB’s tradition of enrolling a “Community of Scholars” from around the world. Scholarships are available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students.

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UTEP shares a rich history with the surrounding region. Founded in 1914 as the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy, with 27 students and a handful of faculty and staff, to respond to the needs of the mining industry in the region at that time. From this modest beginning, UTEP has grown into a dynamic urban university that serves more than 22,700 students enrolled in 75 bachelor’s, 78 master’s and 19 doctoral programs.

UTEP students have more options than ever when it comes to paying for college. Graduate scholarships are administered by the Graduate Scholarship Committee or by recommendation from your college/department.

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II. Campus News


For most col­lege stu­dents, the process of filing taxes is an unwelcome—though often not overly elaborate—task to wedge in as spring semester’s assign­ments are piling up. Yet for inter­na­tional stu­dents, the process can be even more com­pli­cated. That’s why a group of stu­dent vol­un­teers from the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is spending Sat­ur­days this month helping their global class­mates file their taxes.

Most American college students must fill out the 1040 EZ form, but inter­na­tional stu­dents use the more com­plex 1040 NR form, which requires more detailed doc­u­men­ta­tion and other infor­ma­tion than the average tax form, according to Michaele Morrow, an assis­tant pro­fessor of accounting. Morrow worked with Beta Alpha Psi—a pro­fes­sional fra­ter­nity for finan­cial infor­ma­tion stu­dents, to assemble and train a team of accounting and busi­ness stu­dents who are vol­un­teering time on Sat­ur­days this month to work one-on-one with inter­na­tional stu­dents seeking tax help.

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You land in a new country for a semester, a year, perhaps a full degree's worth of study. Not only are you suddenly immersed in a strange environment, an unfamiliar culture and a different time zone, but you're faced with a style of learning that may be completely unlike the one you're used to.

To fend off work-related worries, here are some tips to help new students deal with the adjustment to American academia. 1. Manage your notes 2. Talk with your professor 3. Join a study group 4. Speak up in class 5. Make time for yourself.

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Scattered amongst the different sports at Fresno State, a small group of athletes are living a long way from home. Not from the Midwest or the East Coast, but instead people from other sides of the world, representing the likes of Chile, Germany, India, the UK and Egypt. There are currently 29 international student-athletes on Fresno State’s different rosters, each individual choosing to take the plunge and move countries to pursue the aspiration of playing collegiate sports in America. The U.S. is rare in its combination of academics and sports in college, as more often than not, the idea is unheard of in other nations. With academics being the primary focus at universities, an excelling athlete abroad has limited options to play competitive sport once leaving high school.

Consequently, some eager athletes consider the prospect of chasing a stint in America. However, once they arrive, these international students are often overwhelmed by just how big college sports really are. The high level of organization, funding and facilities is often unimaginable in comparison to sport of the same level in their home countries.

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) was among 17 international academic institutions invited to create an international filmmaking academy in Bologna, Italy. SU was represented by Owen Shapiro, Shaffer Professor of Film in VPA’s Department of Transmedia and the founder and artistic director of the Syracuse International Film Festival.

The International Filmmaking Academy’s mission is to bring together advanced international film students, graduate and post-graduate, to work with some of the world’s leading filmmaking professionals for a series of intensive class workshops. Each participating institution will select students to attend the academy sessions each year. The academy plans to begin workshops in Bologna this summer.

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