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The ACT 2010-2011 international registration cycle officially opened on Friday, June 25.  Students planning to pursue undergraduate studies in the U.S. can now register to take the ACT by going to http://www.actstudent.org/, creating their free ACT web account, and following the simple instructions to select a test date and test location.  Students will need a valid bank card or credit card (American Express, DISCOVER, Master Card, or Visa) to finalize their registration.

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The University of Charleston in West Virginia is pleased to announce that applications for the School of Pharmacy are now open for the fall 2011 term. Interested students may contact us at admissions@ucwv.edu to request more information for either the Pre-Pharmacy undergraduate program or the graduate program in Pharmacy leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.).

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We are accepting applications from outside the U.S. until July 17, 2010 for our Intensive English Program located in Novato, California, 25 miles north of San Francisco. The IEP has more than 30 years success at this accredited community college campus and welcomes new and transfer F-1 students. Program offers small classes, superior quality program, highly-qualified instructors, and friendly staff who help with immigration, visas, school and personal needs. Completion of highest level waives TOEFL requirement at College of Marin credit program. Information at www.marin.edu/iep

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Each year the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) brings approximately ten mid-career reporters and editors-usually between the ages of 25 and 35-to America for a six-month, in-depth, practical introduction to the professional and ethical standards of the U.S. print media. Among those who have succeeded are Fellows who have become top editors and newsroom managers, founders of news outlets and public relation firms, section heads, bureau chiefs, chief or foreign correspondents, and university professors. Many have received Fulbright, Neiman, Reuters and Yale World Fellowships as well as Chevening Scholarships, and others have received awards, prizes, overseas assignments and/or found jobs outside of their home country.

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Symantec is accepting applications for the 2011 Fellowship starting in July 2010. Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding Ph.D. and M.S. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas of Symantec's business interests in information security, availability, and integrity. Fellowship participants also gain first hand research and development experience through guidance and mentorship from a top scientist of Symantec Research Labs during the fellowship period. Each participant is also encouraged to spend a summer working with their mentor at Symantec on a research project in their area of interest.

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Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, has new scholarships for international students. Every international student automatically qualifies for a $2,000 award that can be combined with any merit scholarships from their ACT or SAT scores.

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The Rave Scholarships contribute to further practical training in arranging and realizing exhibitions. These scholarships are being awarded to curators, restorers, museum technicians and culture managers from countries in transition and developing countries.
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Scholars are invited by the Kennedy Library to apply for the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships. These fellowships are administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from income provided by the Schlesinger Fund.
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The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship provides scholars, policy analysts, policy makers, journalists, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.


Senior Fellowships usually last for ten months, starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. The Institute awards between 10 and 12 fellowships per year.
Priority is given to proposals deemed likely to make timely and significant contributions to the understanding and resolution of ongoing and emerging conflicts and other challenges to international peace and security.
Applications are invited from all disciplines and professions.

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Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College. The Library's holdings are particularly strong in the following areas: European, English, American, and South American literature, including the country's pre-eminent collection of American literary manuscripts; philosophy; religion; history of science; music; printing and graphic arts; dance; and theatre. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener Library as well as to other libraries at the University. Preference is given to scholars whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library. Each fellow is expected to be in residence at Houghton for at least four weeks during the period from July 2011 through June 2012 (these do not have to be consecutive weeks). The stipend for each fellowship is $3,000. Other than the Pantzer Fellowship, applicants need not apply for specific fellowships, as the Selection Committee would determine which fellowship is best suited to your research.
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The Historic New Orleans Collection is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 Woest Fellowship. The annual fellowship supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. Since the fellowship's inception in 2006, 12 fellows have been awarded stipends to conduct research at the Williams Research Center. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area.

 

The Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English. Fellows will be expected to acknowledge The Collection in any published work drawing on fellowship research.

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The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship in French Medieval History was established in 2004 by John W. Baldwin and Jenny Jochens in memory of their daughter Birgit. It is endowed through the generosity of her family.

 

The Baldwin Fellowship provides a grant of $20,000 to support a graduate student in a North American university who is researching and writing a significant dissertation for the Ph.D. on any subject in French medieval history that can be realized only by sustained research in the archives and libraries of France.


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The McNeil Center will appoint a recent recipient of the PhD as a Postdoctoral Fellow for a two-year term beginning 1 July 2011. The fellow will receive a starting stipend of at least $41,000; health insurance; private office space in the Center's building at the northeastern gateway to the University of Pennsylvania's historic campus; library, computer, and other privileges at the university; and access to the Philadelphia area's magnificent manuscript, rare book and museum collections. Modest funds for travel and research are available. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will teach two courses in an appropriate department at the University of Pennsylvania. All McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and to participate in the Center's program of seminars and other activities.

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Please join Stacey Dorang, the Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Pennsylvania State University and Kristen Cammarata, the Regional Educational Advising Coordinator from Education USA the Middle East and North Africa, for a chat addressing the questions of international prospective MBA students on July 27 at 11am EST.
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Students who got a late start in the admission process are welcome in Alaska!  We offer a simple, straightforward admission process, very responsive services to applicants and students, and extremely economical tuition rates.

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The University of Notre Dame offers a two-year master's degree in peace studies with many unique features:

 

  • Students from around the world
  • Outstanding faculty from many academic disciplines
  • Coursework on issues related to peace, violence, justice, and human rights
  • 6-month internship at field sites in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. (A thesis alternative is also available).
  • Tuition scholarships and stipends for 90% of students
A global professional peacebuilding network of alumni
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Supporting the Chadron State College Global Scholar's Initiative, the Non-resident Scholars Program is available to encourage and reward well-qualified and highly motivated international students who are interested in residential study at a safe, student-focused American college/university.

 

The Non-resident Scholars Program is a scholarship equal to one half of the out-of-state tuition and is automatically awarded to all eligible new undergraduate and graduate international applicants who enroll in campus-based course.

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