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Old 11-01-2008, 08:08 PM   #21
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University of Richmond

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Robins School of Business - Ranked in the top 20 nationally overall and fifth nationally in academic quality by BusinessWeek

The University of Richmond admitted 31.6 percent of applicants for the class of 2012. The 755-member class of 2012 has a middle 50 percent range SAT I scores of 1820–2020. In its "America's Best Colleges 2009" issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked Richmond 33rd among national liberal arts colleges. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Richmond ninth among "up and coming" liberal arts colleges, and as the 27th best value among national liberal arts colleges. BusinessWeek ranked the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business as the 20th best undergraduate program in the nation in 2008

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Richmond Scholars Program

One out of every 15 incoming first-year students at the University of Richmond will receive a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship.

Through the generous Richmond Scholars program, the University awards these scholarships to 50 members of every incoming class (each consisting of approximately 750 students). Recipients have demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement, exceptional personal qualities and potential for ongoing contributions to society.

All domestic and international first-year admission applicants are eligible for consideration.

Richmond Scholars Program Benefits
Full-tuition scholarship, renewable annually, valued at approximately $140,000 over four years
Eligibility for a one-time $3,000 grant to support a student-selected activity that enhances the academic experience
Priority course registration
Special faculty mentors to guide students and help them fulfill their potential
Complimentary tickets to selected cultural events in the Modlin Center for the Arts

Distinctive Designations within the Richmond Scholars Program

Some students are selected for the following distinctive scholar designations that exist within this program and may afford additional benefits:

Oldham Scholar
Up to seven Richmond Scholars will be designated as Oldham Scholars, and their award will equal the value of full tuition plus room and board. Over four years, the value of the scholarship for a student designated as an Oldham Scholar will exceed $162,000. Since 1983, the generosity of alumnus Mr. W. Dortch Oldham and his wife, Sis, has enabled the University to award such scholarships to those incoming students who exemplify the highest scholarship, personal integrity and potential for leadership.

Science Scholar
Up to 10 Richmond Scholars demonstrating passion and excellence in scientific discovery in the sciences, mathematics and computer science will be designated as Science Scholars. Up to four of these will receive tuition, room and board. The remainder will receive full tuition. All Science Scholars must exhibit a strong potential for the successful pursuit of a career in a science, math or computer science field.

Artist Scholar
Up to six Richmond Scholars with extraordinary talent and who will major or minor in the visual or performing arts are paired with arts faculty mentors to maximize opportunities to develop students’ talents. By December 15 (postmark), in addition to the complete admission application, all interested students must submit:
A two-page, combined artist's statement (an expression of your artistic point of view, inspiration, and motivation) and resume that outlines the student's artistic endeavors as well as experience and training in the given discipline

Additionally, depending upon area of interest, students must submit one of the following by December 15 (postmark):
An audio audition tape or CD for musicians, or a video audition tape or DVD for actors and dancers. Tapes for both disciplines should contain two contrasting solo pieces, approximately two minutes in length
For composers, an audio audition tape or CD containing two to five personal compositions
For theatre designers, a portfolio containing up to 12 photographs of theatrical design work (preferably in an electronic format) that includes at least one photo of a realized design or portion thereof
For studio artists, a portfolio containing up to12 slides, or CD with 12 JPEG images, or a DVD (all-region, NTSC) or VHS videotape (NTSC) under 10 minutes

For further details about the required Artist Scholar submissions, please contact the appropriate academic department (Art and Art History, Music, Theatre and Dance).

Boatwright Scholar
Up to 30 Richmond Scholars will be designated as Boatwright Scholars and receive full tuition. This award is open to students interested in any field of study and is based on a combination of academic achievement and personal qualities.

Minnie Roth Weinstein Memorial Scholar

One Richmond Scholar from Virginia is designated as the Minnie Roth Weinstein Memorial Scholar.

Additional materials are not required for consideration in the competition prior to Dec. 15 for any of the above designations other than that of Artist Scholar.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:58 PM   #22
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Brandeis University
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Brandeis University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, nine miles (14 km) west of Boston. The University has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students. It was ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as the number 31 national university in the United States.
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The Wien International Scholarship Program provides full and partial scholarships to high achieving international applicants. Full Wien Scholarships combine scholarship, university employment and loan to cover the full cost of attendance at Brandeis. Partial Wien Scholarships also combine scholarship, university employment and loan to meet the demonstrated financial need of a student. Wien Scholars who work outside of the United States after graduation will have their Wien loans forgiven over the course of five years.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:12 PM   #23
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University of Oregon.

http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_354586.html
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$800,000 Swenson Scholarship for Singaporean students

It's one man's way of paying back to society.

Mr Richard Seow, Chairman of Parkway Holdings has decided to invest a substantial sum of his own money toward an $830,000 scholarship fund to facilitate the undergraduate studies of Singaporean students at the University of Oregon.

Mr Seow himself, a graduate of the university, set up the scholarship in memory of his host family, the late Mr Charles and Jackie Swenson, who have hosted Singaporean students for over 20 years.

It's his way of saying 'thank you" to them.

"This scholarship really has no bonds, if anything really only a moral bond when the students do well. They should have the opportunity to also try and give back to the people but it stems from the great experience I had, the people I had there, the great education I had and so it's a great and timely opportunity to recognise the Swenson's who were my host family."

Mr Seow hopes to top up the scholarship to almost a million dollars in the near future.

President of the University of Oregon, Mr David Mayer says this is the first kind of scholarship offered at the University specifically for Singaporeans.

"We obviously hope that the existence of this scholarship will raise the visibility of the University of Oregon and it's desirability by excellent students from Singapore."

Depending on the calibre of applicants, the scholarship could cover all of the tuition fees, lodging and other expenses.

The Swenson scholarship will be awarded in September 2010.

The university has about a thousand Singaporean alumni.

USNEWS 2007 (Phd)
- 3 Special Education
- 15 Education
- 20 Clinical Psychology
- 47 Psychology
- 56 Chemistry
- 60 Computer Sci
- 38 Earth Sci (Geology)
- 56 Math
- 55 Physics
- 55 Sociology
- 59 History
- 61 English
- 56 Biology

http://admissions.uoregon.edu/intern...ents/singapore
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Freshmen requirements

Applicants who have completed their A-levels must have passed 2 A-level subjects and 5 O-level subjects. Applicants who have completed only O-levels must have passed English, Math, and 3 addtional subjects as well as have an average of 4 on the 8 point scale. Applicants who are not taking O-levels or A-levels must have a high school diploma and a minimum of C on an A-E grading scale, or 3.00 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 GPA grading scale. If your high school uses a different grading scale, please contact [email protected].

If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may still be considered for admission. Please explain your situation in the Special Circumstances section of the application or contact [email protected] for more information.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:50 PM   #24
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BYU - Brigham Young University
- regular rates are already low at US$8k+ per yr (rates do not differ btw instate or internation)
- living expenses ~us$9k
http://home.byu.edu/webapp/finserve/...e/Tuition.html
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Tuition and general fees for all academic programs are established annually by Brigham Young University's Board of Trustees. BYU is owned and operated by the Church, and significant portions of university operating costs are paid with the tithes of Church members. In recognition of this support, Church members are assessed lower tuition fees than those who are not members. This practice is similar in principle to that of state universities charging higher tuition to nonresidents. Students are considered members of the Church if they have been baptized at any time during the semester or term.
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n 2007, the U.S. News & World Report ranked BYU as #113 in the country overall. The Princeton Review has ranked BYU the best value for college in 2007, and its library is consistently ranked in the nation's top ten--#1 in 2004 and #4 in 2007. BYU is also ranked #19 in the U.S. News and World Report's "Great Schools, Great Prices" lineup, and #12 in lowest student-incurred debt. Due in part to the school's emphasis on undergraduate research, BYU is ranked #10 nationally for the number of students who go on to earn PhDs, #1 nationally for students who go on to dental school, #6 nationally for students who go on to law school, and #10 nationally for students who go on to medical school. BYU is designated as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The Marriott School of Management has received recognition in several areas, most notably its accounting and business programs. The Marriott School was ranked the number one regional business school according to a 2007 survey by The Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive. BusinessWeek ranked the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program #5 in the nation for 2009. Financial Times rated it first in the nation in that year. For its ethics emphasis, a 2006 Wall Street Journal article ranked BYU second in the nation.In 2007, the school's accounting department obtained the "Best in Accountancy" title, according to the Financial Times global ranking of business schools. This department has also been highly ranked by the Public Accounting Report for several years. This report ranked the undergraduate program third in the nation for the 2007-2008 school year and the master's program first in the nation for the same year. U.S. News and World Report ranked BYU's accounting program third in the nation in their 2008 publication.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:02 PM   #25
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you can add Rochester Institute of Technology in as well. =) , Great number of scholarships and financial aid
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:52 PM   #26
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BYU - Brigham Young University
- regular rates are already low at US$8k+ per yr (rates do not differ btw instate or internation)
- living expenses ~us$9k
http://home.byu.edu/webapp/finserve/...e/Tuition.html
http://www.byu.edu/gradstudies/admis...ostsfinaid.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_University
Princeton Review College Rankings for BYU:
#1 Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution (=right-wing)
#1 Got Milk? (=no/little beer on campus)
#1 Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch (=no/little hard liquor on campus)
#1 Stone-Cold Sober Schools (=no/little alcohol/drugs/Greek system, high hours of study)
#1 Most Religious Students
#3 Don't Inhale (no/little marijuana)
#8 Most Conservative Students
#10 Alternative Lifestyles Not an Alternative (high discrimination against homosexuals)
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:17 AM   #27
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Princeton Review College Rankings for BYU:
#1 Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution (=right-wing)
#1 Got Milk? (=no/little beer on campus)
#1 Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch (=no/little hard liquor on campus)
#1 Stone-Cold Sober Schools (=no/little alcohol/drugs/Greek system, high hours of study)

#1 Most Religious Students
#3 Don't Inhale (no/little marijuana)
#8 Most Conservative Students

#10 Alternative Lifestyles Not an Alternative (high discrimination against homosexuals)
many parents choose OZ uni over US/UK because they don't trust their kids... drink, party, drugs, sex
with proximity can spot check.
seem like BYU score plenty of points with helicopter parents!

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:03 AM   #28
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Hey patryn33 , do you have any idea how many years of work experience one must have before applying for a Masters in the US?
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:39 AM   #29
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aside from MBAs, it is quite common for people to apply for masters without work experience. many singaporeans on government scholarships do their masters directly after their undergrad so as to fit it nicely into their 4 years sponsorship terms.

even for MBAs, many schools are gradually loosening the requirements and some are accepting fresh college grads too.
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Alright thanks cleaner ! i can start my planning in advance
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