University of Chicago receives US$35 million donation specifically for international students

Study International | July 22, 2019

Financial aid for international students in the US is typically known to be rare. Students are advised to have their own sponsors, or take private loans. Scholarships for undergraduate international students do exist, but there aren’t that many out there. However, the University of Chicago (commonly known as UChicago) recently received a gift of US$25 million from an anonymous donor to be channelled towards financial aid for undergraduate international students. It adds on to a US$10 million donation from the same donor received in 2017, which brings the total to US$35 million. President of UChicago, Robert J. Zimmer, said in a statement, “Welcoming international students and scholars enhances all of the university’s efforts in research and education, and enables us to reach our highest aspirations as an intellectual destination for people of all backgrounds. “This generous gift will allow more international students to benefit from and contribute to the University of Chicago’s transformative educational environment, while advancing our commitment to foster a rich diversity of ideas and perspectives.” John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, said, “We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to provide support for more international students to our College community.

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In its new vision for education, Education that Works for You, Ontario’s Ministry of Education announced a plan to make it mandatory that high school students take four online courses in order to graduate. Traditionally, in Ontario, students have enrolled in e-learning courses for a number of reasons: to fast-track and get to graduation early, to catch up in credits, to accommodate their learning needs, or because particular courses are not offered in their communities. E-learning has benefits for many students, and for some it is challenging.

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In its new vision for education, Education that Works for You, Ontario’s Ministry of Education announced a plan to make it mandatory that high school students take four online courses in order to graduate. Traditionally, in Ontario, students have enrolled in e-learning courses for a number of reasons: to fast-track and get to graduation early, to catch up in credits, to accommodate their learning needs, or because particular courses are not offered in their communities. E-learning has benefits for many students, and for some it is challenging.

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