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Caterpillar Foundation Awards $45,000 in Scholarships Toward China Program
100K Strong Foundation



The Caterpillar Foundation selected Valparaiso University as a partner in their efforts to support the 100,000 Strong Initiative and to increase the number of U.S. students to study abroad in China.  Valparaiso University will award nine $5,000 scholarships, on behalf of the Caterpillar Foundation, to business, engineering and computer science students studying abroad at the Valpo Study Center located in Hangzhou, China during the fall 2014 term. Special consideration may be given to engineering students who are unable to study abroad in the fall semester and instead wish to study in Hangzhou during the summer 2014 program. All students selected for the scholarship will be considered for Caterpillar Talent Acquisition.

Award Amount: $5,000  (Nine awards are available) to assist students with travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad.  Students will receive a check to cover meals and transportation/airfare.   

Extended Application Deadline: March 17, 2014.  Scholarship applications must be submitted to the Office of International Programs.

Stop by the Office of International Programs (Harre Union 2nd Floor) to pick up an application and to inquire further.  

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Valpo Named Top Fulbright Producer


"In the past 10 Years, 26 Valpo Students and Alumni Have Received Prestigious Fulbright Awards. Valparaiso University has achieved recognition from the United States Department of State as one of the colleges and universities that produced the most 2013-2014 Fulbright United States students. The Fulbright Program is the United States government’s flagship international educational exchange program."

Read the full article on this exciting distinction here! 

Valpo Among Top 40 Leading Institutions of Participation in Study Abroad
For the fifth year in a row, the Institute of International Education has ranked Valparaiso University among the top 40 leading institutions in the United States (Masters level) by percentage of undergraduate participation in study abroad.  35.3% of Valparaiso University undergraduate students participated in a credit-bearing study abroad or international internship program in the 2013 Open Doors Report.  According to the Institute on International Education, only 9.4% of all U.S. undergraduates studied abroad during their degree program.  Valparaiso University has consistently ranked in the top 40 since 2009.

Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.  Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors
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Contact Information

Office of International Programs
Harre Union, 209
1509 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Tel: 219-464-5333
Fax: 219-464-6868

Ms. Julie Maddox
Director of Study Abroad Programs

Mr. Joe Frake
Office Coordinator

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