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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Serving Diverse Students – EducationUSA Opportunity funding in Ukraine

Opportunity funding, provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, supports talented international students with the application process to U.S. higher education institutions. Opportunity provides funding for talented international students who are highly competitive for full financial aid but who do not have the financial means to apply to universities in the United States and who are not eligible for (or not funded by) U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs. Opportunity offers no guarantee of acceptance or financial aid awards at U.S. institutions.
          2007 – 2012 Opportunity funding
                • 220 applications, 153 awarded
                • From 70 universities and 15 high schools
                • 158 applicants from outside Kyiv (72%)
                • 85 admitted to U.S. colleges and universities


                   Outcomes 2007 - 2012
                • Opportunity recipients report admission offers from 88 U.S. institutions with $2,849,991 total non-USG funding offers.  77 Opportunity recipients enrolled at 54 U.S. institutions with $2,258,451 first-year funding.
                • U.S. graduate programs offer substantial financial aid opportunities, an ECA priority for the Opportunity Program. 86% of Opportunity applicants in Ukraine sought a U.S. graduate degree.
      2011 – 2012 Opportunity funding
            • 30 applications, 25 awarded
            • From 17 universities and 1 lyceum
        • 18 applicants from outside Kyiv (89%), 68% of recipients studied at/graduated from institutions outside of Kyiv, 6 admitted to U.S. colleges and universities
          Outcomes 2011 - 2011
 • Opportunity recipients report admission offers from 9 U.S. institutions with $263,840 total non-USG funding offers. 
 • 7 Opportunity recipients enrolled at 5 U.S. institutions with $240,852 first-year funding: 2 UGs, 4 Master’s, 1 PhD  • 80% of Opportunity applicants in Ukraine sought a U.S. graduate degree.
153 Opportunity recipients from 56 towns/cities
Opportunity funding provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – EducationUSA@state.gov
                         77 Opportunity recipients enrolled at 54 US institutions, 2007-2012:
             
Baruch College, Baylor College of Medicine, Brandeis University, Brigham Young University, Butler University, Central Michigan University, City College of New York, City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Duke University, East Carolina University, Florida International University, Foothill College, Franklin College, Golden Gate University School of Law, Grinnell College, Harvard University, Kent State University, Louisiana State University, McNeese University, Michigan State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Minnesota State University at Mankato, New York University, Northwestern University School of Law, Ohio University, Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Sam Houston State University,  Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, State University of New York, Suffolk University, Texas A&M university, Texas Christian University, University of Akron, University of Arizona – Tucson, University of Arkansas, University of California at Merced, University of Florida, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland, University of Memphis, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, Valparaiso University, West Texas A&M University.

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