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Old 10-01-2008, 02:36 AM   #11
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Swarthmore College

Q: How much financial aid will I receive?
A: Swarthmore College has a very strong financial aid program -- $27 million to our students this year. During the 2006-2007 academic year our average financial aid award is $30,176. Swarthmore Scholarships range from $200 to $43,500. The amount we offer you will depend on our review of your family's financial situation.
From: Martha Allen <[email protected]>
Cc: Ryan Nicole Keaton <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 2:21:33 PM
Subject: Re: International Students Scholarship (Singaporean)

Since Polytechnic studies are post-secondary school education in Singapore, we cannot ignore those credits. Meaning, not wanting to study engineering does not nullify your time spent at university and you would need to apply as a transfer. As such, you would not be eligible for need-based financial aid.

I hope this clarification helps. Best wishes,
Martha Allen
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Johns Hopkins University

Is financial assistance available for international students?

Both need- and merit-based financial assistance is available for international applicants, although both types of assistance are limited. The admissions process for international students is need-aware, meaning the offer of admission is directly linked to the student's ability to meet expenses.

We are unable to admit an international financial aid candidate for whom we are unable to provide aid. If you are dependent on receiving assistance to attend Hopkins, you should not apply under the Early Decision Plan, as merit awards are not made until April 1.

Westgate/Wilson Scholarship

The Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering, a merit-based
scholarship, provides full tuition for four years of undergraduate study
in engineering. Students in any engineering major may be considered
for the scholarship. Up to two scholarships are available for entering
students each year.

To be considered for this award, students must:
1. Apply for freshman admission to the Whiting School of
Engineering at Johns Hopkins University by January 1.
2. Present an outstanding high school record and achievements
in other areas including leadership, success in science fairs,
and evidence of independent research.

The Westgate Scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional
years of undergraduate study based on:
1. Continued enrollment in the Whiting School of Engineering.
2. Maintenance of at least a 3.0 GPA.


Initiated through the insight and generosity of trustee and alumnus
J. Barclay Knapp, the Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research
Fellowship Program is a unique program designed for undergraduates
who are excited by the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning
with a faculty mentor in the humanities, social sciences, or natural

The Program’s Main Elements
1. Wilson Research Fellows work closely with faculty mentors on
independent projects.
2. The fellowship provides up to $10,000 to 15 freshmen (up to
$7,500 to five sophomores) in the support of project expenses—
including relevant travel, equipment, and the use of archives or
laboratories. (The fellowship does not count as financial aid.)
3. Students pursue their projects throughout their tenure at Hopkins.
In the spring of their senior year, Wilson Research Fellows share
their results with the Hopkins community.
4. A Wilson Research Fellow may choose to work within one field,
focusing on a single long-term project or exploring several aspects
of that field. Or, he or she may prefer to undertake projects in
totally diverse areas of study.

Eligibility is limited to students applying as undergraduate freshmen
and to current first-year students in the Krieger School of Arts &
Sciences. Selection of Wilson Research Fellows is based on academic
merit and the strength of applicants’ proposals for projects. Students
eligible for this program are those who demonstrate an active interest
in pursuing independent learning.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:40 AM   #13
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Purdue University

Thanx to the Purdue Alumni, I get to know about this.
Ran out of scholarship deals.. so this is a good way to help those that are looking forward to cut down on expenses.

2007 USNews Purdue Ranking
6th for Undergrad Engineering
2nd Industrial/manufacturing engineering
4th for Aerospace/aeronautical engineering
3rd for Quantitative Analysis/Methods (Undergrad Biz Specialties)
2nd for Production/Operations Management (Undergrad Biz Specialties)
18th for Biz School
25th for top 50 Public National Uni

I bet many are interested at how much they are paying U.. so this is the thingy..

"For the 2006-07 academic year, Resident Assistant staff will receive remuneration consisting of a room in their assigned residence, a meal plan, $750 annual stipend (amount varies for Staff Residents), and remission of university fees that is equal to the tuition rate for in-state residents. Any additional fee or tuition (including tuition for out of state/international students) will be the individual student’s responsibility. Employment is considered regular part-time employment on the administrative staff of the University. As a Resident Assistant staff member, you are eligible to purchase tickets for athletic and other University events at staff rates.

Remuneration furnished in the form of room and board is nontaxable and need not be reported as income according to the most recent ruling. Cash remuneration beyond room and board is taxable. All salary payments in cash are subject to Federal Income Withholding Tax, Indiana State Gross Income Withholding Tax, and Social Security deduction. If a Resident Assistant staff member holds other University employment, the withholding tax will be computed on the combined taxable income."

Savings (2007)
Instate Tuition fee at least US$7500
Room and food around US$7500
Stipend of US$750
that is a total savings of US$15750! a yr!
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The University of Arizona
*** One of the few Uni that charge Out of State Students Instate Tuition for studying during the Holidays ***
U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges" lists UA in the top tier of its "Best National Universities" and 45th among public universities.
UA undergraduate programs that garner special attention in the U.S. News & World Report rankings include:

- Business (Eller College of Management), No. 21
- Accounting, No. 25
- Entrepreneurship, No. 6; No. 4 among public programs
- Management, No. 20
- Management Information Systems, No. 4; No. 2 among public programs
- Marketing, No. 17
U.S. News also cites UA's College of Engineering among the top 50 engineering programs in the nation.
Graduate programs and specializations that U.S. News ranked in the nation's top 25 are:

- Applied math, No. 13
- Analytical chemistry, No. 7
- Atomic/molecular/optical physics, No. 8
- Audiology, No. 8
- Entrepreneurship, No. 13
- Environmental Health, No. 25
- Geology, No. 7
- Geochemistry, No. 16
- Geophysics, No. 12
- Industrial/Manufacturing, No. 23
- Latin American History, No. 11
- Pharmacy, No. 4
- Photography, No. 9
- Rehabilitation Counseling, No. 5
- Social Psychology, No. 5
- Sociology, No. 17
- Speech-language pathology, No. 6

The UA has limited number of academic scholarships available to new undergraduate international students at their first point of entry to the University of Arizona. However, scholarships based on need are not available. To become eligible for consideration, you must meet the following criteria:
Submit an undergraduate admission application (with $75 application fee) to the UA International Student Admissions Office. The undergraduate application for admission also serves as the application for the scholarship. The application must be complete, including financial guarantee verification documentation. You can access the international undergraduate admission application online at

If you have further questions or if you do not have access to the internet you can call International Student Admissions: (520) 621-3111 or write:

International Student Undergraduate Admissions
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210040
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States of America

You may also e-mail your request to [email protected].
You must have completed the equivalent of a U.S. High school education program that is recognized by the Ministry of Education in your home country. An applicant's academic record will be evaluated according to the national standards of his or her country and equivalency to the American education system. Scores from aptitude test, for example, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Academic Collegiate Test (ACT), may also be reviewed in determining an applicant's academic competitiveness. Though not required, these scores may enhance your application.
All students are urged to apply for admission well in advance of the semester they wish to attend. However, the application for admission and all required credentials must reach the university by April 1 for the summer (June and July) and fall (beginning in August) terms; and October 1 for the spring term (beginning in January). If you are selected as a recipient of a scholarship, you will be contacted by the end of the semester prior to your entry to the UA.

* The following information applies to scholarships awarded prior to Fall 2006.* Scholarships awarded in Fall 2006 and after have different terms and conditions.

These scholarships cover tuition fees or tuition and registration fees for up to eight semesters or until the completion of the first undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona. Students who are awarded an International Student Scholarship must fulfill the following requirements each semester in order to continue receiving this scholarship:

Maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.50
Complete 20 community service hours each semester in which an award is received. Students must complete a Community Service Affidavit and submit it to ISPS at the end of each semester. Click here for links to community organizations or visit the Project Volunteer Office on Campus.
Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate units at the University of Arizona for credit each semester.
Scholarship students who do not continue to fulfill these requirements jeopardize continued receipt of their award.

If you have further questions regarding the International Student Scholarship program
e-mail [email protected].
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York University, Canada

The Global Leader of Tomorrow Award
- $15,000 renewable for four years (total = $60,000)

- Highest academic average
- Nomination by high school
- Leadership and demonstrated skills
- To renew - must have a high academic standing (7.8 on a 9-point York scale) in each academic year at York
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Quebec Universities, Exemptions from differential fees

List of "RANKED" Quebec Universities @ MacCleans
McGill Uni - Ranked 1 in Medical Doctoral 2005 ranking
Uni of Montreal - Ranked 7 in Medical Doctoral 2005 ranking
Concordia - Ranked 8 in Comprehensive 2005 ranking
Bishop’s - Ranked 5 in Primarily undergraduate 2005 ranking

Exemptions from differential fees
In accordance with the regulations prescribed by the Ministere de l`Education, Loisir et Sport du Quebec (MELS) there are eight categories of exemption from international tuition fees; these are outlined below. A complete list of the guidelines and regulations can be read in the "Politique Relative aux Droits de Scolarite Exiges des Etudiants Etrangers par les Universites du Quebec" on the Ministere de l`Education, Loisir et Sport du Quebec (MELS) website.

Students wishing to qualify for one of these categories must complete an International Fee Exemption form which can be obtained from the Admissions, Recruitment and Registrar's Office and provide all the relevant documents required for the category. Questions related to any of the above exemptions may be addressed to the Admissions, Recruitment and Registrar's Office.

For more information on the documents required for each exemption category and application procedures, please refer to the Admission, Recruitment and Registrar's Office website.

1. Citizens of France
2. Citizens of those countries which have signed an agreement with the Ministere de l'Education, Loisir et Sport du Quebec (MELS)
3. Students admitted to Canada under section 7(1)(a) of the Immigration Act — diplomatic, consular and other representatives of foreign countries, the UN, and other international agencies, their dependents and entourage
4. Students whose status as a convention refugee has been accepted by the Canadian Government
5. Students enrolled in an eligible French degree program
6. Students whose spouse or unmarried students whose parent holds a Temporary Work Permit valid for a position in Quebec
Students employed by, or dependents of those employed by a recognized non-Governmental International Organization
7. Students participating in a Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec program
***** NEW POLICY ****
New policy as of fall 2007 (newly admitted students):

Students enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate program AND who are registered in an eligible French course(s) are eligible for an exemption from international tuition for the French course(s) only*.

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The University of British Columbia
Cost of attending : CND$22.5K for Biz, CND$23.2K for Engineering, CND$19.4 for Arts

History between NUS and UBC
Staff from the University of British Columbia seconded to the sub-department of Business Administration, Department of Economics.

Business administration introduced as a course in the Department of Economics at the University of Singapore.
International Leaders of Tomorrow Award
These awards assist outstanding international students who do not have the economic means to study at the post-secondary level. The awards range in value from $14,000 to $34,000 (CAD), depending on financial need.

International Student Humanitarian Award
The value of the award is up to $34,000, according to need and depending on the candidate’s program of study. It can be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study provided the recipient achieves satisfactory academic standing and continues to hold a valid study permit.

President's Entrance Scholarship
UBC recognizes high school and post-secondary students for academic excellence through the President's Entrance Scholarships (PES). The awards, which are available in $1,000, $3,000, and $5,000 amounts, are offered to all incoming international students with high academic standing.
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Queens University
Tuition fee: Applied Sci = CND$20.4K ; Arts & Sci = CND$16.6K
living expense (8 mth) = CND$6,900- CND$10,330
A limited number of Entrance Scholarships, valued at $9,000 CDN, are offered to international students (including American students) entering the first year of any undergraduate program at Queen's. Awarded on the basis of superior academic ability, these scholarships do not require separate application.

Note: Canadian citizens and permanent residents, regardless of residency are not eligible for these awards.
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Mcgill University
grant seem little however the fees is low at CND$14-16K a yr.
living expense Lodging (8 months) CND$6,800-CND$12,000

Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships are awarded to first-time university students entering a full-time undergraduate degree program. Transfer, Mature, Diploma, Exchange, Special, and Visiting students are not eligible for consideration.

Scholarships range in value from $3,000 to $10,000 per annum, both renewable and one-year awards. There are two types of entrance scholarships:
Basic scholarships (one-year awards): for which all eligible applicants are automatically considered and which are awarded competitively solely on the basis of academic achievement.
Major scholarships (renewable): for which a separate application is required soon after submission of the application for admission and which are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and outstanding leadership in school or community activities. Please note that leadership constitutes more than simple participation in extracurricular activities.

Major Scholarships Valued at $3,000 and Above, Renewable

If you meet the minimum academic requirements listed above, and also demonstrate significant leadership qualities, you may apply for a major scholarship on the web after your application for admission has been submitted. You will receive an e-mail acknowledgement of your admission application, which will provide you with your McGill ID number as well as a PIN that you can use to log on to Minerva. On Minerva, you can check the status of your admission application and submit your application for a major scholarship.

On Minerva, select the "Apply for a Major Scholarship" link on the "Applicant" menu. Here is a sample of what you will see:
Preview_Major_Schol_App.doc [.doc]

You will be prompted to provide specific information which may include some or all of the following:
a factual list of the school activities and community/volunteer involvement, including athletic/artistic and other activities in which you have been involved during the last three academic years;
a general essay either on a contemporary or historical figure that influenced or inspired you, or on a memorable event or experience which provided you with a new outlook on life;
a one-page letter of reference for yourself in the third person.

Applications for major scholarships are reviewed by members of selection committees, which then determine the finalists. Finalists for major scholarships may be interviewed.

Students who apply for, but do not receive, a major scholarship will automatically be considered for a basic scholarship.
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Aurburn Uni
famous for their architecture.

Tuition fees = US$18.2K

Academic Scholarships are awarded to non-residents in December, based on academic achievement as demonstrated by the high school GPA and standardized test scores. These four-year, renewable scholarships are awarded at three levels: Presidential, Heritage, and Charter. Students must meet the December 1 Freshman Scholarship priority deadline and have the minimum test score and high school GPA requirements to receive consideration at each level. Competition for these scholarships is keen, and consideration does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded.
Award covers ranging from US$3.5K, 2/3 Tuition to Full (Presidential Scholar)!

*Presidential Scholars receive non-resident tuition, a $1,500 technology allowance in the first year, and the Auburn Academic Guarantee. The Auburn Academic Guarantee includes automatic admission to the Honors College and an enrichment experience valued at $4,000 during the third year.

Other awards
Elite Scholarships
The University Scholarship Committee invites a select group of incoming freshmen, usually those with a minimum 34 ACT or 1490 SAT score and a 3.5 high school GPA as of the December 1 Freshman Scholarship priority deadline, to apply for up to six of Auburn’s most prestigious scholarships. Following application review by the Committee, 12 to 14 finalists are invited to campus in February to interview. Elite Scholars receive an additional $10,000-$32,000 over four years ($2,500-$8,000 per year).

Elite Scholarships include:

Blount Presidential Scholarship
John P. Brandel Mechanical Engineering Scholarship
Dudley University Scholarship
McWane Foundation Scholarship
Yetta G. Samford Class of 1917 Engineering Scholarship
Vulcan Materials Presidential Scholarship

Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarships

Incoming freshmen who meet the December 1 Freshman Scholarship priority deadline receive automatic consideration. Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarships are awarded among students with a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score and a 3.0 high school GPA who have not already been recognized by the Office of University Scholarships with a scholarship of equal or greater value. Additional consideration is given to first generation college students. Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarships are awarded in January at $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).

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