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BOSTON, MA April 13, 2018 –

Attracting and retaining the best and brightest students from around the world is increasingly competitive as countries like Canada and Australia gain market share for international students. To help combat this trend, U.S. News Global Education is thrilled to announce the launch of its newest program – The U.S. News Global Education Scholars Program. Designed to recognize top international students across the globe, the program offers the unique opportunity to be awarded for academic and extra-curricular achievements while also providing inside advice on finding the best-fit university.

Benefits of the Scholars Program include:

  • Partial first year tuition waiver* at participating schools (excludes room and board, books, and health insurance)
  • Recognition ceremony at U.S. News & World Report headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Priority access to University Mentorship and Student Ambassadorship programs at select institutions
  • One-on-one counseling with a U.S. News Global Education counselor to help select the university to best fit the students’ higher education needs
  • Participation in the U.S. News Global Education Scholars Advisory Program, in which participating students help future international students by providing advice and expertise.
  • *Amount of first year tuition waiver will be determined after evaluation of student’s application and ultimate university/program selected by the student.

“Finding new ways to help international students is in our DNA,” said Michael Huckaby, Managing Director of U.S. News Global Education. “The Scholars Program presents an innovative way for students to receive specialized support as they research and apply to schools in the United States.”

As students are accepted into the program, they will receive a scholarship offer from one or more schools competing to attract a highly-desirable student. Students then have the ability to select the program that best meets their individual needs.

Applications are now being accepted for students still interested in attending university in the U.S. for the Fall of 2018. Students can register online at by completing a short online form. They then receive a confirmation email acknowledging their interest and the necessary instructions on how to complete the full application.

The full application must be received no later than May 25th, 2018 for the Fall program. Students interested in starting school in future semesters may still register and will be notified when the application for their start date becomes available.

Participating universities in the initial launch include: Adelphi University, American University, Auburn University, University of Kansas, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of the Pacific, Florida International University, Louisiana State University, University of Central Florida, and University of Dayton. Additional universities will be added in the coming months.

The initial launch of the Scholars Program is open to non-U.S. citizens currently living outside the United States only. Proof of citizenship and education status will be required.


Our mission is very simple: enable life-changing experiences for international students and open U.S. and global universities to the world. Delivering on that mission is where U.S. News Global Education will set itself apart. Ultimately it is our vision to reinvent the research and selection process for higher education by enabling international students, parents, education counselors, university partners and employers to seamlessly find the best-fit experience for long-term achievement. For more information, please visit

Media Contact: Evan Weisenfeld
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