Scholarships from MN Colleges, USA

Scholarships Available at Local Colleges

This is the time of year when colleges are accepting applications for their foundational scholarships. Listed below are the deadlines for applications.

St. Paul College Summer 2016 Scholarships are open until April 15.

Century College 2016-2017 Scholarships are open until April 1.

Metropolitan State Foundation Scholarships are open until noon, April 29.

MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

The grant provides financial assistance to students enrolled in qualifying career and technical programs at MnSCU two-year colleges so that students can complete the program within two years or less and find employment in a high-demand occupation. The grant will be implemented for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years as a pilot program. Learn more.

The Asia Foreign Study Scholarship – Beijing Technology and Business University Program

Beijing Technology and Business University Program 
 Please click here to download the application form

北京工商大学外国留学生入学申请表(application form).pdf

No requirement for Chinese language students, degree scholars students apply for Chinese teaching project requirements of HSK5 or the new HSK4 210 or more points, diploma students apply for English teaching projects (speakers of other languages) is required to submit the TOEFL net test more than 70 or IELTS 5.5 or above results prove or other can prove oneself English level.

Any new degreeseeking student (undergraduates, postgraduates and doctors) studying in Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) shall attend courses, finish homework and pass exams, which means he need meet the scholarship requirement for new degreeseeking students in the first academic year. From the second academic year, he can continue getting full scholarship if he meets the scholarship requirement for matriculated degree-seeking students.


1. Introduction to BTBU

Established in 1950, Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) is a key multidisciplinary university, run by Beijing Municipal Government. BTBU focuses both on teaching and research. After years of development, BTBU has become one of the leading universities in Beijing, and it attracts a large number of excellent students coming from all over the world.


2.BTBU offers 10English-taught Major Programs:

      Food Science and


  Control Theory and

Control Engineering

  Computer Application




  International Economics

and Trade

  Marketing   Economic Law   Business Administration


BTBU is one of the Premier universities in Beijing and is built on 820 000 square meters. For utmost convenience of our students we offer two campuses located strategically in-town, with direct connections to subway and bus transportation. In our campuses you can enjoy the harmonious balance between green parks and living properties mixed with relaxing study environment, scientific research facilities, and sport fields.

The content of the BTBU academic education is geared in accordance to the social needs and business demands. The school is a well known name in the education not only in China but worldwide. The Programs are focused on Business, Economics, and Food Science. Those programs are offered for Bachelor, Master and Doctorial degree. Currently more than 20,000 students are registered those essential programs. BTBU’s goal is to become a Global educational leader. Hence, recently it has included 10 English Taught Programs in its portfolio.

Our Mission is to Generate and Distribute Knowledge. We are strongly supporting and challenging not only our students but also lecturers. BTBU is characterized by a particularly close relationship to business, thus creating a learning environment with a personal development potential.

We warmly welcome all prospective international students to Our School!


3. Contact Information

Education Forum for Asia Secretariat

Address: Room 1211, Building D, Guohai Plaza, No. 17 Fuxing Road, Haidian
District, Beijing, P. R. China, 100036




        Telephone:+86-10-5970 6618/ 53390379 


        Fax:+86-10-5970 6618 



The Asia Foreign Study Scholarship – The Capital University of Economics and Business

The Capital University of Economics and Business
 Click here to download the application form


There is 6 non-degree scholars and 4 bachelor degree provided for 2016/2017 academic year

Not required for Chinese language students; undergraduate need to pass the HSK exam grade 5 (formerly HSK 6 exams)

Other: language students only need to provide relevant registration materials, no need to take the entrance examination; undergraduate students need to participate in school inside the math exam.

Any new degree-seeking student (undergraduates, postgraduates and doctors) studying in The Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) shall attend courses, finish homework and pass exams, which means he need meet the scholarship requirement for new degree-seeking students in the first academic year. From the second academic year, he can continue getting full scholarship if he meets the scholarship requirement for matriculated degree-seeking students.


The Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) was founded in 1956 and established as a key university of the Beijing Municipality. CUEB has six disciplines: economics, management, law, literature, science, and engineering, with an emphasis on the strong points of economics and management. The disciplines are interrelated and collaborated with each other.CUEB is developing into a modern and multi-disciplines economic university.

CUEB has two campuses. The main campus is located in Fengtai District, the Hongmiao Campus is located in Chaoyang District. The two campuses combined comprise a total area of 480,000 square meters and a total construction area of 365,000 square meters. The library has a collection of more than 1.2 million books and over 2,600 periodicals in Chinese and foreign languages.

The university offers 35 bachelor programs The University grants doctoral degrees in Applied Economics with a top-tier discipline supported by a post-doctoral research center. In addition, there are 11 doctoral degree programs with second-tier disciplines, and 30 top-tier discipline masters programs. CUEB has schools of Urban Development, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Labor Economics, Humanities, Information, Safety and Environmental Engineering, Public Finance &Taxation, Law, Finance, Statistics, and Continuing Education; the Department of Foreign Languages, Overseas Chinese College, Department of Physical Education, School of International Education; and Professional Masters Office.

Of over 21,000 students enrolled at CUEB, 10,000 are undergraduates, over 400 are associates degree students, more than 2,000 are graduate students, more than 700 are international students, and more than 7,800 are continuing education students. CUEB has a strong, highly-credentialed faculty and research team. There are 1,625 faculty and staff members, including 712 instructors. CUEB faculty have a great number of provincial, ministry-level and national research projects in Beijing.

The university has cooperative relations with over 50 universities, research institutions, and social organizations abroad. The university pays great attention on the programs to international students. Since 1986, our university has been recruiting international students and offering Chinese language course programs as well as economics-related courses. Currently, 900 international students enrolled in long-term and short-term sessions. Our university constantly strives to improve instructional quality and management to enrich students’ experiences in order to sustain a comprehensive, standardized, yet unique curriculum that caters to the different needs of international students. For example, we offer language courses in economics and business for international undergraduate students. Meanwhile, we provide elective courses in Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Dance and Chinese Martial Arts. International Economics and trade major, master program (taught in English) and Ph.D.program are all aviablable to the foreign students.

Degree Programs 

Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

General Scholar (1-2years)


2.Administration (E-Government)

3.Public Administration

4.Urban Management

5.Business Administration


7.Tourist Management


9.Logistics Management


11.International Economics And Trade

12.Trade And Economic


14.Financial Management

15.Human Resource Management

16. Labor And Social Security

17. Labor Relations

18.Social Work



21.Information Management And Information System

22.Project Management

23.Computer Science And Technology

24.Industrial Engineering

25.Environmental Engineering

26.Safety Engineering(Certified Safety Engineer)

27.Pubic Finance


29.Asset Valuation(CPV)




33.Financial Engineering


35.English(Business English)

Master’s Degree (3years)

Senior Scholar (1-2 Years)

1.Political Economics

2.Western Economics

3.Population, Resources And Environmental Economics

4.National Economics

5.Regional Economics

6.Public Finance


8.Industrial Economics(Commercial Economics)

9.Industrial Economics(Information Economics)

10.International Trade

11.Labor Economics


13.Quantitative Economics

14.Civil And Commercial Law

15.Economic Law


17.Basics Of Marxism

18.Ideological And Political Education

19.Safety Technique And Engineering

20.Occupational And Environmental Heath

21.Management Science And Engineering (Engineering)

22.Management Science And Engineering (Management)


24.Enterprise Management

25.Tourist Management

26.Technical Economics And Management

27.Administrative Management

28.Social Security


30.Master Of Laws(Law)

31.Master Of Social Work

32.Master Of Safety Engineering

33.Master Of Finance

34.Master Of Applied Statistics

35.Master Of Taxation

36.Master Of International Business

37.Master Of Insurance

38.Master Of Asset Valuation

39.Master Of Accounting

Doctoral Degree (3 Years)

Senior Scholar (1-2 Years)

1.National Economics

2.Regional Economics

3.Public Finance


5.Industrial Economics

6.International Trade

7.Labor Economics


9.Quantitative Economics

10.Defense Economics

11.Enterprise Management


Special Programs for International Students


Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

Master’s Degree  (2years, taught in English. The applicant should pass TOEFLwith a score of 550 or IELTS with a score of 6.0 )

Doctoral Degree  (3 Years, taught in English. The applicant should pass TOEFLwith a score of 550 or IELTS with a score of 6.0)

Senior Scholar   (1-2 years)

1. Bachelor of International Economics and Trade:

Students applying for this major are required to be foreigners, having at least high school degree and passing the HSK level six. The students in this major would learn the basic theory and knowledge of international economics and receive training in the aspects of international trade, international investment and international economic cooperation so as to process the basic ability of working in the field of foreign economic relations and trade. Through learning, students can master the basic theory and knowledge of the international economic and trade and have basic skills of dealing with international economic and trade issues. Students will be familiar with policies and regulations of China’s foreign economic and trade. Also, students will better understand the trends and developments of world trade with higher foreign language level and strong computer skills.

2、Master of Applied Economics:

Students applying for this major are required to be foreigners, or overseas Chinese, required to have a bachelor degree or above. The courses would be taught in English.

The Main courses for this program include: Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Quantitative methods in economics,Development Economics, China’s Economic Reforms, China Business Environment, Lectures on Applied Economics, International Finance, International Trade Theory and Policy, Corporate Strategy, Human Recourses Management, Academic Writing,  and Chinese Language and Culture, etc.

The students in this major would learn the basic theory and knowledge of Economics and receive training in the aspects of Economics Research and Application on National Economics, Industrial Economics, Quantitative Economics, International Trade, Economic Development etc. Through learning, the students can master the basic theory and research methods of Economics, analyze and explain the current economic issues and economic policy, better understand Chinese economic development, by learning Chinese language and culture and better understand the development trends of world economy.

2. Applied Economics PHD

This doctoral enrollment targets for foreigners or overseas Chinese. The applicants are required to have a master degree or above. The courses would be taught in English.

The Main courses include: Advanced macroeconomics,Advanced microeconomics,Applied econometrics, Quantitative methods in economic analysis, Research on economic frontier and hot topics, Culture and national conditions of China, Research on Chinese economic issues, The economic system comparison, Monographic study and Academic Writing, and Chinese Language and Culture, etc.

The students in this program would be further strengthening the basic theory and knowledge of Economics to improve the ability of independent research and receive training in the aspects of Applied Economics. Through the study, the students should master the Applied Economics research methods, depth understand China’s economy, better understand the trends and developments in the world economy, independently complete PhD thesis under the guidance of their supervisors.


For Self-financed International Students

1. Application fee: RMB 800

2. Tuition:

1) Bachelor’s Degree: RMB 22000/academic year;

2) Master’s Degree:  RMB 27000/academic year

International Program (taught in English): RMB 37000/academic year

3) Doctoral Degree:  RMB 31000/academic year (taught in Chinese)

International Program (taught in English): RMB 41000/academic year

4) General Scholar: RMB 21000/academic year;

5) Senior Scholar: RMB 25000/academic year;

3. Accommodation:

Double room RMB 30/day; Communal toilet, furniture, beddings, A/C, telephone, TV set, Internet jack, etc.

Double room RMB 42-80/person/day. Each room is equipped with bathroom, furniture, beddings, A/C, telephone, , TV set, Internet jack, etc.




Telephone:+86-10-5970 6618/ 53390379


Fax:+86-10-5970 6618

The Asia Foreign Study Scholarship (Macau Foundation)

The Asia Foreign Study Scholarship (Macau Foundation) is a full scholarship program donated by the Macau Foundation to Education Forum for Asia to finance students from Asian and Pacific regions. The Education Forum for Asia (EFA) administers recruitment and relevant Chinese admitting institutions take charge of the routine management of the program.

There is 3 full scholarship provided for applicants from the Asia-Pacific Region for the 2016/2017 academic year.

Categories of Applicants, Duration of Scholarship and Language Requirement

1.  This program sponsors undergraduate students only;

2.  The duration of this program depends on the regular time limit of the admitting institutions. Please note that the expense for repeating a year’s study will not be covered in this program in case that the student fails to pass through to the next grade;

3.  Courses will be taught in Chinese, English, and Portuguese.



1.  By the deadline of applicants the students could apply to all the four of the following institutions: University of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau Polytechnic Institute, and the Institute for Tourism Studies.

2.   Applicants can apply directly to Education Forum for Asia, through the Chinese Embassy in the host country, or through their own embassy in China to Education Forum for Asia;

3.  Applicants should apply at the same time to both Education Forum for Asia and each admitting institution involved by extending the application materials required by their deadline respectively;

4.   The official websites and the deadlines of the universities are as follows:


University Website Degree Deadline Notes
University of Macau Undergraduate 10/04/2016 1
Macau Polytechnic Institute Undergraduate 10/04/2016 2-3
Institute for Tourism Studies Undergraduate 10/04/2016 3








The applicants should send all the materials to Education Forum for Asia Committee, as well as finishing the online applications on the Universities’ website. Some universities need the applicants to pay the registration fees on their websites.

University of Macau: the applicants should fill in the Application Forms (attached form1)correctly and send all the necessary materials to Education Forum for Asia before the deadline otherwise you won’t get the admission letter.  The applicants will do as follows:

Fill in the Application Forms (attached form1)correctly and send all the necessary materials to Education Forum for Asia before the deadline;

Fill in the Application Forms (attached form1)completely

Provide the valid identity documents and the copy of passport.

Macau Polytechnic Institute: the applicants should take the unified examination or the interview.

Institute for Tourism Studies: the applicants should provide the certificate of grade six in middle school or the same level. The applicants should fill in the application form online and pay for the registration fees online.


Applicants must be non-Chinese nationals from the Asia-Pacific region in good health, except for nationals having a scholarship provided by the Macau Foundation;

Educational background and age limits: Applicants for Chinese language study require only a high school diploma. Applicants must be under the age of 25.

Details of the Scholarship

The full scholarship covers tuition fee (including registration fee, experimentation costs, and research fees);

3,600 Macau Patacas living allowance is paid monthly;

Accommodation is provided;

Insurance, Medical care and international traveling are at students’ own expense.

Application Materials

All applicants must provide the following materials filled in correctly and truthfully.

Application Form for Asia Foreign Study Scholarship (and also Application Form for Macau University’s applicants),one original and one photocopy, in either Chinese or English;

A notarized copy of the applicant’s highest diploma. If applicants are university students or already employed, they should also provide verification documents. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must have translations in Chinese or English;

Transcripts (notarized version);Transcripts in languages other than Chinese and English must have translations in Chinese or English;

A photocopy of the front page of a valid passport.

The above mentioned materials should be received by the Education Forum for Asia by March 31. Application materials will not be returned regardless of whether or not the applicants are accepted by the Chinese institution.

Selection of Institutions and Discipline

Applicants for this program may choose at the same time to 2 institutions and 2 disciplines in each institution among all full-time institutions and academies in Macau Special Administrative region;

University of Macau and Institute for Tourism Studies are warmly recommended;

Available disciplines include: Public Administration, Law, Business Administration, Tourism/Hotel Management, Chinese and Portuguese, etc.

Approval and Notification

The EFA will review all the application materials from the appointed authorities when the application for the above-mentioned University is approved. The application will be seen as invalid and will not be processed if the applicants are not qualified, the application materials are inconsistent with the recruitment regulations, or are incomplete. The eligible application materials will be forwarded to the Macau Foundation.

Finalized placements, disciplines and duration of studies are, in principle, not to be changed.

The EFA will send the List of Enrolled Students and an Admission Notice to the relevant dispatching authorities by the deadline July 31, 2015, so as to have these documents forwarded to the students.


Contact Information

Education Forum for Asia Secretariat

Address: Room 1211, Building D Power Land , No 17 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P. R. China, 100036




March 18 Deadline for the Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute for Women

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute

NEW Leadership Development Institute:

…empowering a new generation of women leaders.


June 8 – 12, 2016 – hosted at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

  • Intensive 5-day residential program
  • Limited to 40 participants
  • No costs for participation and possible scholarships for childcare and travel
  • Applicants who are interested in politics, leadership, public service, or community service, and have a desire to develop their own leadership skills are encouraged to apply.

Whether or not you view yourself as a leader now, if you desire to create positive change in your community, YOU should apply!

March 15 deadline for University of Geneva Fellowship

Deadline: 15 March 2016
Open to: students from any university with very good performance in their studies with Bc degree
Fellowship: CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000 per year (approximately EUR 9,595 – EUR 14,393)


The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is an internationally top-ranked scientific institution covering a broad range of scientific disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. The Masters of the Faculty of Science constitute an ideal entry for high-level professional and academic careers. Therefore the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty (Complete list of the Master programs). French proficiency is not a formal requirement for the Masters of the Faculty of science.


Application for an Excellence Fellowship is open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence. Evaluation will be made on the basis of the documentation sent by the applicants.


The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties); it is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master’s programme (three or four semesters) provided the applicant is academically successful at the end of his/her first semester of studies.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2016. The application (in English or French) consists of:

  • Application Form(60 Kb, );
  • A Curriculum Vitae including the transcript of exams passed during the bachelor education, with grades;
  • A two-page essay in which the applicant describes his/her specific scientific interests, specifies the Master’s program at the Faculty of Science he/her would like to pursue, and motivates the intention to pursue a Master of Science programme at the University of Geneva;
  • If possible: Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to the e-mail address indicated below). They should specifically attest if the candidate fulfills the conditions of the Excellence Fellowship Program (see above);
  • Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), of TOEFL or other language test.

Applications should be sent as an UNIQUE pdf file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science: For the application to be considered, each student has to fulfill the enrollment procedure as described on the DIFE website.


Youth Ambassador Program in City of LA, USA

Open Enrollment Application- City of Los Angeles Youth Ambassador 2016-2017 Cohort

The City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission (City HRC), a neutral city department that mandates inter-group relations and impacts policy, is honored and pleased to announce the 2016-2017 open enrollment period has begun for our very popular, City of Los Angeles Youth Ambassador Cohort program.

The Youth Ambassador Cohort (Y.A.) program is an exciting opportunity for Los Angeles high school student’s 9th-11th grade from all socio-economic backgrounds and sectors of Los Angeles, to build leadership skills and get involved in public policy and civic engagement. The program has (12) workshops that occur on one Saturday per month and requires a one-year commitment. It uses the City of Los Angeles’ government landscape, including City Hall, Council Chambers, City Departments and their resources in a live classroom setting and culminates with an Inaugural experiential five-day trip to Washington D.C., where YA Cohort members tour the White House, meet with White House cabinet members, members of the U.S. Congress and tour the national monuments.

The objective is to equip each Youth Ambassador with a diverse cross-cultural experience and a global perspective and expertise on education, civic-engagement, leadership and volunteerism.

Interested students must submit their applications by the 5 p.m. on Friday April 1, 2016 deadline. Download the application form here!

This is a great opportunity for youth engagement. Please share this fantastic opportunity with your youth populations, constituents, neighborhood organizations, neighborhood councils and youth serving organizations. This will be our 6th year offering the Y.A. program and each year we see a significant increase in demand from youth all over the city.

The Youth Ambassador Cohort program has a 100% retention rate. Over a six year span all of our alumni have been admitted and accepted into a four-year university, including but not limited to the following ones: (Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, LMU, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Cal State LA, Northridge, Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU), Dilliard University, Georgetown University.)

Partners & Sponsors:

The City of Los Angeles, members of the City Council, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Housing & Community Investment Department (HCID), LAUSD, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), USC, UCLA, SC MUN, Google, members of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO) the White House, members of the United States Congress.

Eligible candidates must reside in Los Angeles, must be current high school students (grades 9 through 11), and must demonstrate interest and commitment to meeting the Youth Ambassador Cohort program goals. Interested students must complete and submit their application no later than by April 1, 2016.