UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the second annual
competition for the "University of South Florida (USF) International
Undergraduate Scholars Award". This award will offer scholarships
to two outstanding international students who meet competitive selection
criteria and who provide evidence of scholarly and leadership excellence.
Each scholarship will provide $15,000 per year for up to four years.
Scholarship will be renewable each year based on maintaining a minimum
3.2 GPA semester average. USF International Undergraduate Scholars will
be eligible for an additional award of $500 annually as USF Honors College
students. Total value of USF scholarship assistance: $15,500 a year x
Estimated expenses for 2006-2007 are $30,000, subject to change. Students
will be responsible for all expenses not covered by the scholarship. Please
note that this is not a cash award; USF will offer financial credit toward
annual tuition expenses.
Ø Open to international students from all regions of the world
whose permanent residence is outside the United States (US citizens, dual
citizens, and US permanent residents or pending permanent residents are
not eligible to apply);
Ø Must be applying from outside the US;
Ø Must begin studies for fall 2006 semester; students seeking spring
2007 semester admissions are not eligible to apply;
Ø Must be entering as a first time in college student who has never
studied at a US or other college/university (Transfer students are not
eligible to apply);
Ø Must provide proof of leadership, community involvement, and
Ø Award is renewable annually for up to four years from fall (August
2006) based on the following conditions:
o Maintaining a 3.2 GPA per semester
o Continued enrollment in the Honors College and fulfillment
of all Honors College requirements including Final Thesis; see http://honors.usf.edu for
o Minimum overall 3.3 GPA to graduate
o Continued participation in community outreach activities
while enrolled at USF
Ø TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
o Minimum 220 CBT (Computer Based Test) OR
o Minimum 560 P/B (Paper-Based) OR
o Minimum 83 Internet Based
Ø Standardized tests: Students must submit ONE of the following:
o SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test): Minimum 1270 total score (on critical
reading and quantitative sections)
o ACT - minimum score of 29
o International Baccalaureate (IB) - minimum score of 35
o "A" Level examinations-minimum of 3 exams.
Ø ETS/College Board official score reports should be sent directly
to the University of South Florida (code 5828) and arrive by February
4, 2006 at the latest.
SECONDARY/HIGH SCHOOL GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
Ø 3.5 GPA minimum
Ø Applicants must submit translations and official evaluations
of their local secondary/high school transcripts. See http://cyber.acomp.usf.edu/iac/admissions/transcript.html
ESSAY One page maximum, typed (no hand written essays will be accepted),
Ø Topic: "How will your previous volunteer and leadership
experience in your home country help you promote better global understanding
and people-to-people diplomacy as an international student leader at USF?”
ACADEMIC HONORS & LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES
Ø Academic/leadership awards, honors, or recognition
Ø Community service, volunteer work, employment, or membership
in clubs outside school
Ø Extracurricular school activities, i.e. student government, student
newspaper, school clubs, sports involvement, music club, student mentor
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Ø Teacher recommendation
Ø Outside recommendation such as an employer or supervisor or community
Ø School recommendation such as a guidance counselor, principal,
or EducationUSA overseas educational advisor (see http://educationusa.state.gov
for an office nearebrst you)
Submit admission and scholarship application forms listed below:
Ø USF International Undergraduate Application Form: Complete form
and submit together with your $30 application fee by JANUARY 2, 2006 for
fall 2006 admissions. See http://web.usf.edu/iac/admissions/undergrad.html
Ø USF International Undergraduate Scholar Award application form:
Complete and submit scholarship application form, official TOEFL and SAT/ACT/IB/A
Level scores, high school transcripts and official evaluations, letters
of recommendations, proof of honors, community involvement, leadership
activities, and essay before FEBRUARY 4, 2006
Ø Contact Hebert@iac.usf.edu
for complete instructions and scholarship application forms.
Ø To view a menu of USF resources developed for international
audiences, visit http://web.usf.edu/iac/admissions/recruit.html.
Ø For further assistance with the application process and information
specific to your country, please contact your local U.S. Embassy/U.S.
Consulate/Office of Public Affairs for referral to an overseas educational
advising center near you, or consult the list available on the U.S. Department
of State’s website at http://educationusa.state.gov/centers.htm.
Since only two awards will be given, selection will be very competitive.
USF will be looking for the best and brightest student leaders from around
the world who meet and perhaps exceed our application criteria. The University
of South Florida welcomes your interest, and looks forward to receiving
USF INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS AWARD CONTACT:
Associate Director of International Admissions
University of South Florida
2006 INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION FIELD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION (IDRF)
The Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned
Societies are pleased to announce the 2006 competition of the International
Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) program, which is designed
to support distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social
sciences conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions
of the world. Fifty fellowships of approximately $20,000 will be awarded
in 2006 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The IDRF Program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge
about cultures, societies, aesthetics, economics and/or polities outside
the United States. The program promotes work that is relevant to a particular
discipline while resonating across other fields and area specializations.
The program is open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and
social sciences - regardless of citizenship - enrolled in doctoral programs
in the United States.
Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except fieldwork
and dissertation by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2006,
whichever comes first. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve
months in the field, plus travel expenses. The fellowship must be held
for a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July
2006 and December 2007.
Applications for the IDRF program must be submitted electronically using
the SSRC's Online Application Portal. For detailed information on application
procedures, visit the IDRF website at www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf
or contact program staff at email@example.com.
Deadline: November 10, 2005.
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
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BATEMAN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR STUDY IN GEOSCIENCES AT YALE UNIVERSITY
The Department of Geology and Geophysics announces a competition for
the Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded for two
years, and provides a stipend ($42,000/yr), reasonable relocation expenses,
individual health care benefits, and funds ($3,000/yr) for research and
Our department's teaching and research program includes a range of disciplines
focused on the solid earth, ocean, atmosphere, climate, and the evolution
of life. Further details are available at: http://www.yale.edu/geology.
Applicants should submit a short (2-3 page) statement of research interests
and proposed research, a curriculum vita, a publications list, and letters
of reference sent from three referees. Applicants should also contact
a sponsor in the Department to identify potential research projects. The
deadline for all application materials is February
15, 2006. The award will be announced by April 1, 2006. Successful
applicants must begin their program at Yale between July 1, 2006 and June
Application materials should be sent to: Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Department of Geology and Geophysics, P.O. Box 208109, Yale University,
New Haven, CT 06520-8109. FAX: +1-203-432-3980. Contact Professor Leo
J. Hickey (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Chairman of the Department of Geology and Geophysics for questions regarding
the fellowship. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS AT YALE UNIVERSITY
The department of geology and geophysics at Yale University has an opening
for a postdoctoral research associate in the area of atmospheric physics
and its role in climate and climate changes. Several topics of investigation
are of interest relating to cloud-climate interactions including convective
microphysical, precipitation, and mixing processes, atmospheric water
vapor, and cloud-dynamics interactions. We seek motivated individuals
with interest or expertise in the application of cloud modeling, satellite
data analysis, or other tools to these problems.
The initial appointment is for two years. Applicants should have a Ph.D.
in atmospheric science or a related field by the time of appointment.
Candidates should send brief statement of research interests, curriculum
vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Steven Sherwood, P.O. Box
208109, Yale University, New Haven CT 06520.
2006-2007 IBM HERMAN GOLDSTINE MEMORIAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research
Center invites applications for its 2006-2007 Herman Goldstine Memorial
Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer sciences.
Areas of active research in the department include: algorithms, coding
theory, cryptography, data mining, dynamical systems and differential
equations, high-performance computation, numerical analysis, optimization,
probability theory, scientific computing, statistical analysis, supply-chain
and operations management, and queuing networks. Fellows interact closely
with department members but are free pursue their own research.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. after September 2001 or should receive one
before the second half of 2006. One fellowship will be awarded with stipend
between $95,000 and $115,000 (depending on area and experience).
Applications must be received before December 31, 2005.
Complete details and the application procedure are available at: http://www.research.ibm.com/math/goldstine.html.
NON-RESIDENT FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FALL 2006 APPLICANTS AT MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Freshmen students who are applying for Fall 2006 admission and take the
SAT exam can compete for valuable scholarships. If you qualify, scholarships
will be automatically awarded when you are offered admission to Montana
State University. To be eligible, you must complete the following as soon
Apply to MSU by completing the International Undergraduate Application
for Admission. The application is downloadable at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwoie/appinfo.htm
Have your ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University
directly from the testing company. http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/scores/sending.html
All international undergraduate applicants will automatically be considered
for new student scholarships valued at up to US$3,000. These scholarships
are available to qualified international students, freshmen or transfer,
applying to begin their studies either fall or spring semester. Documents
required in the international undergraduate application will determine
eligibility, and no separate scholarship application is required. SAT
exam score results are not required to compete for these scholarships.
These scholarships are available only to new students during their first
year of study at MSU and are non-renewable. Selection is based on previous
academic achievement, test scores, potential for success at MSU, and overall
fit with the institution and its academic programs. Scholarships will
be available until all are awarded; therefore, students are encouraged
to submit their MSU application early.
International Student Financial Aid Policy
Grinnell College has had a long history of providing financial assistance
to international students (students not holding a U.S. passport or U.S.
permanent residency card). In recent years the College has reconfirmed
its commitment to providing affordable education to students around the
world by offering additional scholarship opportunities to new international
Grinnell College endorses the philosophy that all students, regardless
of their financial ability, should be able to pursue their studies at
Grinnell if admitted. A full range of financial aid opportunities is available
to international students. Admission to Grinnell is highly selective and
the competition for financial aid is more competitive the greater the
applicant's demonstrated financial need. The best students, who also maintain
an active co-curricular involvement (sports, community service, music,
theater, debate, student government, etc.), will be admitted regardless
of financial circumstances.
The price to attend Grinnell College are as follows:
ESTIMATED BUDGET FOR 2005-2006
Tuition $ 27,060
Room and Board $ 7,310
Fees $ 444
Total Comprehensive fee $ 34,814
Plus estimated costs of:
Health insurance $ 600
Books and supplies $ 600
Incidentals and travel $ 1,400
TOTAL $ 37,414
Types of Financial Aid Available to International Students
1) Grants: Admitted international students who demonstrate financial
need are eligible for financial assistance. Financial need is assessed
by the Office of Student Financial Aid based on the information you and
your family accurately and truthfully submit on the Student Application
for Financial Aid.
2) International Merit Scholarships: Annually, a few admitted international
applicants, who demonstrate exceptional scholastic abilities and leadership
skills, are awarded Merit Scholarships. An applicant does not need to
apply for financial aid or demonstrate financial need to be eligible for
Merit Scholarships. Scholarship amounts vary. No additional applications,
forms or essays are required to be eligible for Merit Scholarships.
3) Special Scholarships: Grinnell offers a limited number of comprehensive
scholarships. These are extremely competitive scholarships that will cover
the costs associated with attending Grinnell College (comprehensive fee
of tuition, room, board and fees, plus costs to cover insurance, books
and miscellaneous expenses) that the student and the student's family
are unable to cover. Scholarships are reserved for students from the following
countries and regions:
* People's Republic of China
* the Middle East and Asia
* Latin America
* Eastern and Central Europe (including those regions of the former Soviet
All of the above scholarships are renewable for three additional years
of the student's studies at Grinnell College.
All applicants applying for financial aid must complete the International
Student Application for Financial Aid which is sent with the Grinnell
College Application for Admission or the Foreign Student Financial Aid
Application form printed by the College Board. There are no additional
forms required to complete for any of the three categories of financial
aid listed above. The Admission Committee will automatically consider
you for the scholarship if you are eligible.
EMPLOYMENT: On campus employment is available to students. Under the
United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) regulations,
international students are permitted to work on campus (not to exceed
more than 20 hours a week). During the academic year, a student can earn
approximately $2,000 by working an average of 10 hours a week. We discourage
students from working more than 10 hours a week because of the demanding
course load at Grinnell College. Off campus employment is more difficult
to obtain for international students due to immigration regulations restricting
employment for non-US citizens.
LOANS: The College does offer some loans to international students. However,
to be eligible for a loan, the College requires the student have a U.S.
citizen as the co-signer who lives in the United States. A co-signer is
someone who is willing to sign the loan agreement with you and is promising
that, in the event you are unable or unwilling to pay the balance of the
loan, the co-signer will be responsible for paying the loan. The maximum
loan for each year is $4,000.
"DOORS TO DIPLOMACY" 2006 WEB PROJECT COMPETITION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
October 17, 2005
This contest is open to teams of students from any country.
The U.S. Department of State along with the Global SchoolNet Foundation
is pleased to announce the 2006 "Doors to Diplomacy" award competition.
This educational award program will recognize the student-created Global
SchoolNet Web projects that best teach others about the importance of
international affairs and diplomacy. Students work in small teams with
teacher-coaches. Projects must be completed by March 17, 2006. Winners
will be announced in May 2006. Every team that completes a final entry
will receive a special "Doors to Diplomacy" certificate to recognize
their achievement. Each student member of the team who wins the "Doors
to Diplomacy" receives a $2,000 scholarship, and the winning coaches'
schools each receive a $500 cash award. For a complete description and
information about eligibility and judging criteria, visit http://globalschoolhouse.org/doors
For more information, contact
Dr. Yvonne Marie Andres
U.S. Department of State
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY THE HELLER SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
Master of Science in International Health Policy and Management
~~Striving for Equity in Health Systems through Effective Policy and
Application Deadline: March 31, 2006
The Master of Science in International Health Policy and Management (IHPM)
Program is pleased to announce a competition in which a full tuition and
fees scholarship will be awarded to an early to mid-career development
professional with a demonstrated commitment to effective health policy
and management. The Scholarship for this one-year degree begins in August
The one-year M.S. Program is designed to train students to take on increasingly
responsible roles in health policy planning, and in the management of
policy and program implementation in health ministries and planning agencies,
multilateral and bilateral development organizations, and NGOs. Students
in this program learn how to make the best use of policy analysis to determine
which plans work, which are the most cost-effective, and which are sensitive
to a country's values and culture.
The IHPM Scholar will receive full tuition and fee remission for the
2006/2007 academic year. The scholarship does NOT cover airfare, health
insurance or any living expenses. Although nominations are encouraged
from international and governmental development institutions and NGOs,
self-nominations are accepted. Women, and candidates with experience in
health policy, service delivery or education-related work with poor and
vulnerable populations, are especially encouraged to apply.
Nominators may mail, fax (781-736-2774) or email (HellerAdmissions@Brandeis.edu)
a letter of nomination to the Admissions Office.
Applications (to be submitted by the applicant) should include:
• A Letter of Interest in the IHPM Scholarship
• A completed Application Form (which can be downloaded from our
• A Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
• A detailed Statement of Purpose describing your career objectives
• Three original letters of recommendation (at least one professional
and one academic) on official letterhead sent directly to the Admissions
Office from the recommenders. These letters must be accompanied by a Brandeis
University Recommendation Form. (Faxed letters are acceptable to begin
the review but originals are required before any offer of admission or
award can be made.)
• Original or certified true copies of transcripts from all university-level
studies, sent directly to the Admissions Office from each university.
(An unofficial transcript of university record is acceptable to begin
consideration but the original is required to complete the application.)
Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by an
official English translation.
• An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for all international
• Official GMAT or GRE scores are encouraged, but not required.
Detailed instructions on completing an application can be found in the
Admissions section of the SID website.
To learn more about the SID Master of Science Program, please visit our
website at http://heller.brandeis.edu/sid.
The Heller School is considered to be one of the top 3 schools of social
policy in the United States.
Brandeis University is located outside of Boston, Massachusetts.