Friday, August 30, 2013

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN




Visit us at: http://www.unl.edu

UNL Campus 

For 144 Years, a Leader in Higher Education

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the "Research Universities (very high research activity)" category. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL celebrated the 144th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 15, 2013.

 

A Strong Foundation
Always a place of high ambition, this was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees — the first was granted, in physics, in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.
Today, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BEST US COLLEGE TOWNS #1

What Makes a Great College Town?

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A lot goes into the making of a great college town. It can be the scenery, a fun community, a big sports culture—or all of those, in some cases. Here are 10 great college towns across the country.

Amherst, Mass.

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This small town in Western Massachusetts is home to three schools, including the main campus of the University of Massachusetts, and is just around the corner from two more. That makes for an interesting mix of people and great dining options.


Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Fall is a big season for the University of Michigan Wolverines, whose football program has historically been one of the best in the nation and a big local draw. It only helps that Ann Arbor is walkable and easy on the eyes.


Athens, Ga.

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The city is built around the University of Georgia, where the Bulldogs reign supreme. But football and tailgating aren’t all that Athens offers. There’s also great art and music: Both R.E.M. and the B-52s started in Athens and performed at venues like the 40 Watt Club.



Austin

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Sure, it’s the fourth-largest city in Texas and the state’s capital, but Austin, the hometown of the University of Texas, has a small-town feel to it. Austin is as green as it gets, and Travel and Leisure magazine said it has some of the best people in the country.


Berkeley, Calif.

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University of California’s main campus is in this Bay Area town, a place that has almost become synonymous with the phrase “college town.” Berkeley features tons of art, film, music, and political activity, and it’s just a short drive across the bay to San Francisco.



SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (Especially For Indian Students)



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Here is a consolidated list of Scholarships/ Endowments/ Interest free Loans.


1) Aga Khan Foundation Type: Loan scholarships and scholarships 
Subject : : Any 
Duration: 3 years 
Open to: Applicants 
1. must hold first class Bachelors or school final with consistent academic record 
2. must have secured admission or at least applied 
Value: Fees + Maintenance 

How to apply: 
Contact 
The chief counselor, 
Aga Khan Foundation, 
904 Rahenja chambers, 
213 Nariman point , 
Mumbai - 400021 
Apply by: February

2) India foundation Travel Grants Type: Travel Grants
Subject : : Any
Duration: 
Only travel grant
Open to: Applicants
1. must be an Indian National
2. must have secured admission
Features:
1. students already begun their study are not eligible to apply
2. students should furnish a bond, terms and conditions of which will be determined by the foundation
3. students must repay the amount within 2 years
4. The amount will be paid directly to the authorised travel agents
Value: Airfare

How to apply: 
Contact 
The Executive secretary, 
India Foundation, 
595 Budhwar Peth, 
Pune 411002 
Apply by: April 

3) Inlaks Foundation scholarships Type: scholarship
Subject : :Archeology, Architecture, Business administration, Dance, Environmental science, Film direction, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Music, Technology. Theater and Visual arts.
Open to:
Applicant must
1. have got admission in any of the above said subjects at Cambridge, Oxford, London School of Economics, Imperial college,
OR
Professional courses in any European University 
2.be unmarried Indian aged 19-28
3. have god undergraduate degree

How to apply: 
For an application form and other details send self addressed envelope stamped for Rs.4 to
Inlaks scholarships
P.O.Box : 2108
Delhi-110007
Apply by:
August 30 for the following year