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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

East West Center calls for applications for the US-South Pacific 2007 Scholarship Program

The East West Center in Hawaii is calling for applications from interested candidates from Pacific Island countries including Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu for the United States-South Pacific 2007 Scholarship Program.

Authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the US-South Pacific Scholarship Program is a competitive, merit-based scholarship that provides opportunities for degree study at U.S. institutions of higher education. The scholarship program will include a summer internship in Washington, D.C. as well as a four to five week community service project in the student's home country.

The U.S.-South Pacific Scholarship Program is administered by the East-West Center on behalf of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Eligible fields of Study revolves around Standard liberal arts curriculum and other selected fields, with priority given to agriculture, business administration, economics, education, environmental studies, information technology and management, journalism, political science, public administration, and related fields.

Up to five (5) scholarships will be available for studies to begin in August 2008.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have completed the Sixth Form at the time of application. Besides that, individuals who have completed some undergraduate level courses but have not obtained the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree are also eligible. In addition, individuals who have completed a three-year baccalaureate program may apply for a one-year bridging program, which upon completion, allows for application to a master's degree program.

The central objective of the program is to provide an educational exchange experience to those not previously afforded such an opportunity, preference will usually be given to candidates who have not had recent extensive experience in the U.S. Preference may also be given to candidates who have not had extensive opportunities for study at educational institutions outside the Pacific Islands region (i.e., outside the countries listed in paragraph one above.)

The application deadline is February 1, 2008 for awards beginning in early August 2008. Awards are expected to be announced on this East-West Center website by April 1, 2008. To download application forms and obtain more details please visit US-South Pacific 2007 Scholarship Program

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