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The Moscow EAC is pleased to send you the monthly program announcement for February 2006. Each month, we send this announcement to our contacts to provide you with updated information on opportunities for study in the United States. If you want to unsubscribe, please send us a note.

This month program announcement includes info on the following programs:

* Indiana State University
* Call for Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Applicants
* Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) at Columbia University
* St. Norbert College
* Butler University

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY


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INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Indiana State University (ISU) is proud to announce that an unlimited number of Academic Incentive Scholarships for first-year and transfer undergraduate students are being offered starting in Fall of 2006.

ISU would also like to invite you, as a partner in educational exchange, to participate in the selection of students eligible for these awards. By filling out and sending the attached recommendation form for each student that you would feel meets the criteria for eligibility, you will be able to play an important role in the awarding of these scholarships.

All incoming first year undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 who submit a TOEFL score that meets the admissions requirements for ISU's undergraduate programs or who graduate from Interlink Language Center are eligible for this scholarship. Freshman can receive up to $4000 per year (fall and spring semesters only); the scholarships are renewable for up to seven semesters.

Transfer students who have a minimum of 30 transferable college semester hours and have a minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 are eligible for the transfer scholarships. Transfer students can receive up to $3000 per year (fall and spring semesters only); these scholarships are renewable for one additional year (two semesters).

Please help your students take advantage of the unlimited number of scholarships we have available by sending in your recommendations as soon as possible. After completing the attached form, please email it as an attachment to incentive@indstate.edu or mail to International Affairs Center, Indiana State University, Erickson Hall 611, Terre Haute, IN 47809 or fax it to 812-237-3602. The forms and any questions you might have about the Academic Incentive Scholarships can also be emailed to: incentive@indstate.edu.

Indiana State University offers a wide range of both undergraduate and graduate degrees. For a full listing of the programs offered, please visit http://web.indstate.edu. Information about the application
procedure for international students can be found at http://web.indstate.edu/IAC.

Dr. Gaston Fernandez, Executive Director
Randy Green, Interim Associate Director of International Student
Services
International Affairs Center
Indiana State University
Phone: (812) 237-2440


International Affairs Center
Indiana State University
Erickson Hall Room 611
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Tel: (812) 237 - 2440
Fax: (812) 237 - 3602
Email: iac@indstate.edu
Web: http://baby.indstate.edu/iac

CALL FOR ELIZABETH NEUFFER FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS


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For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Lindsey Wray
(202) 496-1992
lwray@iwmf.org

International Women’s Media Foundation Accepting Applications for Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Promoting Human Rights Journalism

The International Women’s Media Foundation is calling for applications for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003. This program, created with Neuffer’s family and friends, aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life's mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice.

One woman journalist will be selected to spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to Boston-area universities as well as The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human rights.

The fellow will also have a key role in the Elizabeth Neuffer Forum, an annual program to be scheduled each May.

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice. A successful applicant will be dedicated to a career in journalism in print, broadcast or Internet media and will show a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues upon the completion of the fellowship. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. Expenses, including air fare and housing, will be covered.

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2006. The fellowship winner will be announced in May 2006, and the fellowship will run from September 2006 – May 2007.

The International Women’s Media Foundation was launched in 1990 with a mission to strengthen the role of women in the news media worldwide, based on the belief that no press is truly free unless women share an equal voice. The IWMF network is more than 1,500 women in the media in more than 130 countries worldwide.

For further information, visit www.iwmf.org/programs/8605 or e-mail neuffer@iwmf.org.
Applications are available at www.iwmf.org/programs/neuffer/application_brochure.doc.

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES PROGRAM (HRAP) AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY


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The Program features a four-month residency at Columbia University in New York City with a structured curriculum of advocacy, networking, skills-building, and academic coursework. HRAP is designed to prepare proven human rights leaders from the Global South and marginalized communities in the U.S. to participate in national and international policy debates on economic globalization by building their skills, knowledge, and contacts. An equally important part of the program is to promote debate and dialogue on the global economy between these grassroots leaders and the faculty and students at Columbia University, as well as in the NGO, policy-making, and corporate communities.
The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, teachers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with non-governmental organizations who work on human rights issues. The current focus of the Human Rights Advocates Program seeks to cover key impacts of the global economy, particularly on the following issues:
* Labor rights * Migration
* Health * Environmental justice * Corporate social accountability
* International financial institutions

Activists working in the above areas from a gender perspective are strongly encouraged to apply. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience on human rights and the global economy, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to complete graduate level studies.
Full-time students or government officials will not be considered. Advocates must secure institutional endorsement from their organizations for their participation in the program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program. Activists must also be originating from and residing in either the Global South or the United States. Fluency in English is required.
This extremely competitive program will admit up to ten applicants. The program will take place from the middle of August to the middle of December 2006.
The completed application is due by February 28, 2006. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. For further information or to download copies of the application, please refer to our website at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/humanrights/training/adv/hradv_pgm.htm

Margaret Ladner Director, Human Rights Advocates Program Center for the Study of Human Rights Columbia University 1108 IAB, MC: 3365 | Columbia University | NY, NY 10027 | Tel: 212-854-3014 | URL: www.columbia.edu/cu/humanrights

St. NORBERT COLLEGE


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Announcing Scholarships for Foreign Students

St. Norbert College (near Green Bay, WI) is a highly regarded 4-year, Catholic, liberal arts & sciences university of 2000 students. To increase diversity on campus, the College offers merit scholarships up to $9,500. Scholarship guidelines are attached. Qualified students should have a high school GPA above B in a challenging secondary high school.

Students who do not have a TOEFL score of 550/213/80 will receive conditional admission to a degree program: conditional upon completing our ESL program or obtaining the requisite TOEFL score.

Richard Porior, Director
St. Norbert College -ESL Institute
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115 USA
Web: http://www.snc.edu/esl
Email: ESL@snc.edu
Tel: 1-020-403-3125
Fax: 1-920-403-4083

BUTLER UNIVERSITY


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There's still time to apply for the August 2006 semester at Butler and receive our International Student Scholarship Award. EVERY admitted undergraduate freshman international student will receive a minimum $7,000 scholarship. Moreover, the maximum scholarship award has been raised to $14,000. The increases in awards over the minimum award are tied primarily to a student's academic record in secondary school. While the SAT is not required for admission and scholarship consideration, we do encourage students to complete the SAT. Scholarships are renewable for the length of the student's program, usually 4 years. International students are still eligible for athletic or talent-based performing arts scholarships, but cannot receive both athletic/talent awards AND the international student award. However, students who receive international student awards and enroll in our engineering program may still be eligible for an additional $3,000 tuition remission.

Whether you are familiar with Butler or if you are hearing about us for the first time, please take some time to look over our web site at http://www.butler.edu/admissions/international. We encourage your students to use our online application available at http://www.butler.edu/admissions/adm_applyonline.asp, but we do also accept the common application. And, we offer Butler University credit for completion of International Baccalaureate courses and British A-Levels.

We have over 60 major fields of study and outstanding programs in Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences (including a dual-degree engineering program), Education, Pharmacy and Fine Arts. Our university boasts a 97% placement rate into graduate school or the workplace for its graduates, and internships are a required part of many of our programs. We currently enroll a little over 4,000 students, and we have 155 international students from 61 different countries. We have a wonderful International Student Services office which helps students to make the transition to Butler smoothly.

Our admission requirements can be found at http://www.butler.edu/admissions/international/admission/app_requirements.asp?main=0. Please take some time to look over our website and the requirements for application to Butler University. We would be happy to provide you with any additional information that may be needed. If you wish to receive printed materials from Butler University in the future, such as an application or brochure about international student admissions, please contact us at our email address, intadmission@butler.edu.

Jerome F. Dueweke
jdueweke@butler.edu
Coordinator of International Admission
Butler University

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