Friday, July 23, 2010

Dowload the Guide to International Scholarships and Funding!

Finding scholarship funding isn’t easy, even for U.S. citizens. It takes hours for research, reading application instructions, writing essays, and gathering required documents such as letters of recommendation. This $1.99 e-book is designed to collect advice and strategies in one place and provide information about some of the hundreds of scholarships that exist for which international students are eligible to apply.

This e-book won’t guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship, and it won’t do the work for you. It will, however, present valuable information that you would spend days researching if you were do it on your own. As an international educator with two master’s degrees and twelve years of experience as a higher education professional, I did the research work for you. I collected the relevant information in one place, and provided links to helpful websites that will ease your search for funding.

For an investment of just $1.99, you might find the scholarship that will pay for your American education!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is an internationally recognized research university in Nashville, Tenn., with strong partnerships among its 10 schools, neighboring institutions and the community.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The combination of cutting edge research, liberal arts, nationally recognized schools of business and divinity and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.

Vanderbilt provides a gateway to greatness, drawing the best and brightest students from across the nation and around the world. Vanderbilt alumni can be found in Congress, on the judicial bench, in the pulpit, heading corporations, conducting innovative medical research, writing for and appearing on the stage and screen, and playing in the NFL and major league baseball.

An independent, privately supported university, Vanderbilt is the largest private employer in Middle Tennessee and the second largest private employer based in the state.

International Student & Scholar Services fosters the education and development of non-immigrant students and scholars to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives. ISSS provides advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural, and personal matters. ISSS supports an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness via educational, social, and cross cultural programs.

Vanderbilt is committed to enrolling talented, motivated students from diverse backgrounds. Over 60 percent of Vanderbilt students receive some type of financial aid. The University offers a full range of merit-based scholarships, need-based financial assistance, and financing/payment options to families of all income levels.

Monday, July 5, 2010

University of Nevada at Las Vegas

In its 52-year history, UNLV has undergone an amazing transformation from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution of 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff.

Along the way, the urban land-grant university has become a dynamic resource for one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities. UNLV's 332-acre main campus, located on the southern tip of Nevada in a desert valley surrounded by mountains, is home to more than 220 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, all accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

At UNLV, we've dedicated resources to help our students pay for college in a variety of ways, including reduced-tuition programs, scholarships, loans, and even a monthly payment plan that allows you to pay your tuition in smaller interest-free payments each month. We want to help take the stress out of paying for college so you can focus on your studies and enjoy your college experience.

The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office supports higher-education access and persistence by providing financial aid to eligible students. The office partners with student organizations, high schools, and other external constituents to provide financial aid learning opportunities.

The staff is committed to providing accurate, courteous, and timely service to parents and students. The office disbursed approximately $150 million in financial aid to students during the last school year.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public co-educational urban university established in 1957. Approximately 28,000 students at UNLV currently pursue degrees in over 220 undergraduate and graduate programs. Approximately 1,400 are international students who come from over 77 different countries. The campus is located in the heart of the city, about three kilometers from McCarran International Airport.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

University of Arkansas - Little Rock

UALR is a metropolitan university on the move, a dynamic learning institution where students find unique learning and internship opportunities provided through one-of-a-kind connections to the state’s thriving capital city.

With more than 100 programs of study, UALR has an academic program to suit your interests – and an equal number of social and service organizations as well.

The UALR Office of Admissions and Financial Aid administer a variety of scholarship programs that recognize superior academic achievement, leadership qualities, and potential contribution to the scholarly community of the University. UALR students also receive a wide array of scholarships from external donors and outside resources.

OIS provides comprehensive assistance and support for more than 500 international students concerning legal and institutional requirements for studying at UALR, and to domestic students concerning studying abroad. The office advises students about immigration requirements and transfer credit, conducts international student orientation, assists international students regarding living and studying on an American campus, assists with housing, and provides advisory services for matters involving nonacademic concerns. Representing more than 60 countries, these distinguished international students and scholars enrich the educational experience for all members of our community.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Eastern Michigan University

Since 1849, Eastern Michigan University has been committed to the highest standards in the classroom, the community and the world. With 22,000 students of all ages and walks of life from around the globe, we are able to combine a world-class university with a thriving, connected community environment.

EMU is an exciting place to visit, to study, to research, to teach, to work and to grow.

To supplement their own funds, EMU students receive more than $130 million per year in financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans, GA tuition/stipends, athletic grants-in-aid, part-time employment and fellowships. Financial aid comes from federal, state, EMU and private sources, some of which international students will be eligible for.

Every year about 400 new international students come to Eastern Michigan University to study, and there are approximately 1,000 international students that call EMU home. International students come to EMU currently from about 87 countries and study at the graduate and undergraduate level.