United States Scholarship To Africa

TEXAS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Lubbock, Texas

A state supported institution, Texas Tech was granted University status in 1969. Its campus of 1, 839 acres, one of the largest in the U.S., is located in a city of 350, 000; 300 miles west of Dallas. It was founded as a college for Negroes and still serving a predominantly black student body. Although its undergraduate student body is drawn largely from the region, a number of graduate departments have long attracted faculty and students from all parts of the U.S. and abroad. The University has received worldwide recognition for its special library collections in a number of fields. The campus in Lubbock, the state capital includes a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional schools and colleges.

STUDENT BODY: University does not seek a national student body. 91% of students from South; 3% North central, 2% Middle Atlantic, An estimated 40% of students reported as Black, 8% Oriental, 7% Spanish surname, 20% Native American and Asian.

CAMPUS LIFE: Students have some voice in setting polices governing campus social life. Wide variety of cultural and intellectual activities on campus as well as in the city of Lubbock. University leaves students free to choose where to live. Cars allowed, but packing is reported to be a problem for both residents and commuters. About 40% of students receive financial aid: average amount of assistance $2,120. University award additional scholarship on the basis of academic merit.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, Fayetteville, Arkansas

The states major university, located in a city of 55,000 in Northwest Arkansas, the university offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in a wide variety of field.

STUDENT BODY: University does not seek a national student body. 84% of students from in-States; 79% south, 8% North central, 10% Black.

CAMPUS LIFE: Administration reports issues of particular concern to students include “Authority of students to set own guidelines in extra class behavior” and “greater students” input” in university governance”. Cars allowed for all. Possession and use of alcohol not permitted on campus, and in any university related housing or official function. University does not make religious demand on students, Major religious denominations have students center near campus. Places of worship available in immediate community for all faiths. About 68% of students receive financial aid: average amount of assistance $1,800.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

California has the most completely developed State system of higher education in the United States. It consists of an extensive network of 2 – year colleges, which any high school graduate in the state may enter; the state university and college system of 19 campuses, which accepts students who graduate in the top third of their high school class, and the university of California, which, at the undergraduate level, accepts high school graduates with B average and combined scores of 2, 500 on SAT and 3ACH.

STUDENT BODY: University does not seek a national student body, 82% of students from California; an estimated 8% of students reported as black, 5% oriental, and 21% other. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of need; non-governmental loans available to middle – income students.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Oxford, Ohio

University of Miami is one Ohio’s network of state institutions, but unlike many state universities, it seeks to draw students from other states as well. Although out of State enrollment is limited to 30%, the size of the student body makes this a significant number. The 1, 000 acre main campus is located in a community of 25000, 35 miles North of Cincinnati and 46 miles South of Dayton. The University operates 2-year commuter campuses at Hamilton and Middletown.

STUDENT BODY: University seeks a national student body; 72% of students from In-state, 95% north Central. An estimated 17% of students reported as black.

CAMPUS LIFE: Some changes in regulations governing students social life in recent years, but they remain somewhat more stringent than at many other institutions. Students who are 19 are allowed to “possess” beer, those 21 and above permitted all alcoholic beverages. About 50% of students receive financial aid, average amount of assistance $2, 050. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of academic merit.

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII. Honolulu, Hawaii

A multi-racial student body, an unusually attractive location, and the East – West center, which is on campus, make the University of Hawaii unique among the nation’s State Universities. The 300 acre campus is located in the Manoa valley, 3 miles from center of Honolulu. A branch campus is located in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii, about 200 miles southeast of Honolulu. A community college system was established in 1965 with a 2 – year transfer program from all 7 campuses.

STUDENT BODY: University does not seek a national student body; most of students from Hawaii. An estimated 16% of students reported as blacks.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Because of its location and climate, the University has long attracted students and faculty from all parts of the country, although as a state University, a high proportion of students come from within the state. The 600 acre campus is located in a city of 375, 000 about 60 miles South of Santa Fe.

STUDENT BODY: University does not seek a national student body; 89% of students from in - state. 72% West, 13% North central. An estimated 12% reported as blacks.

CAMPUS LIFE: First – Semester fresh students must have parents consent to live off campus. Cars allowed. About 35% students live in Hostels. Sexes segregated into male and female hostels. About 68% of students receive financial aid, average amount of assistance $2, 200. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of academic merit.

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, Las Vegas, Nevada

The University is an autonomous division of the University of Nevada system, governed by the state board of Regents. The 300-acre campus is located in metropolitan Las Vegas.

STUDENT BODY: University seeks a national student body; 76% of students from In - state. 85% West/Northwest, 6% North central, 5% Middle Atlantic. An estimated 21% reported as blacks. About 35% of students receive financial aid, average amount of assistance $2,248. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of academic merit.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. Ann Arbor, Michigan
One of the very few giant Universities that has achieved both quantity and quality education, it has often been called the “Mother of State Universities”. Its student’s body has for years been cosmopolitan, geographical and otherwise. It has 17 schools. In addition, it is one of the few state universities that have substantial endowments. The main campus consists of 2, 117 acres, located in the city of 700, 000, 35 miles West of Detroit. The University also offers 4-year undergraduate program at Dearborn and flint.

STUDENT BODY: University seeks a national student body; 67% of students from In - state. 86% North central, 6% Middle Atlantic, 2% New England. An estimated 18% reported as blacks, 10% other non-whites.

CAMPUS LIFE: Students have considerable freedom in determining parental rules and other standards governing the campus social life. Large majority of students live in hostels. Great variety of cultural and intellectual activities on campus. Problem for students is one of selection. A free Bus service connects main campus and North campus; bicycles popular with students. Alcohol policy conforms to state and local regulations. About 67% of students receive financial aid, average amount of assistance $2,900. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of academic merit.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. College park, Maryland

A major state university and land grant institution, the university includes a wide variety of undergraduates, graduate, and professional schools as well as specialized research programs, campus structured in 5 academic divisions. The 500acre college park campus is located in a town of 46, 200, 9 miles North East of Washington, D.C.

STUDENT BODY: University does not seek a national student body; 82% of students from In - state. 85% Middle Atlantic, 8% New England. An estimated 9% reported as blacks, 10% other non-whites.

CAMPUS LIFE: College park is a large, complex campus influenced by a substantial commuter population. Those who reside on campus have no complaints about regulations. Rules for drinking conforms to state law, cars allowed, free school Bus services available, but parking is a serious problem. About 40% of students receive financial aid, average amount of assistance $855. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of academic merit.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Lexington, Kentucky

Kentucky is a land- grant college and state university offers instruction through 13 undergraduate colleges, 3 professional colleges; the graduate school and 13 two-year community college. The 625-acre central campus is located in a city of 200,000; 89 miles south of Cincinnati.

STUDENT BODY: University seeks a national student body, 90% of students from the Kentucky, 13% reported as blacks.

CAMPUS LIFE: Absolutely social. About 35% of students live in hostels. Inter-visitation in men and women rooms limited. About 40% of students receive financial aid, average amount of assistance $2,200.

HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington D.C.

A national institution established primarily to give the American Negro Opportunities for higher education; Howard University was chartered by congress and receives support annually from the federal government. It is now inter – racial, with an international student body and faculty. The 72-acre campus is located in the heart of the nation’s capital.

STUDENT BODY: University seeks a national student body, 34% of students from South, 25% Middle Atlantic, 10% north Central. An estimated 43% of students reported as blacks.

CAMPUS LIFE: Administration reports issues of particular concern to students include “Curriculum revision, Self government”. Alcohol permitted for undergraduates in residence halls and at approved functions, subjects to laws of District of Columbia permitting only beer or light wine for those between 18 and 21. About 81% of students receive financial aids. Average amount of assistance $2,100.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston, Texas

A state supported institution; the university of Houston is located on a 384-acre main campus, 3 mile from downtown Houston.

STUDENT BODY: University does not seek a national student body, 80% of students from In-state, and 92% South. An estimated 38% of students reported as protestants, 32% Catholic, 3% Jewish, 6% other, and 21unaffiliated, 12% as blacks, 6% Spanish surnames, 1% Oriental, according to the most recent data available.

CAMPUS LIFE: University still serves a largely commuters student body. Inter-visitation regulated by residence of each hostel. Cars allowed for all. About 34% of students receives financial aids. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of academic merits.

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, Athens, Georgia

The first state – chartered university in America, the university of Georgia consist of 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Future expansion of the university will be limited. The 1500-acre main campus is divided between the South and North campuses; the latter is located in the heart of Athens, 65 miles east of Atlanta.

STUDENT BODY: University does not seek a national student body, 87% of students from in-state, 95% South 2% middle Atlantic.

CAMPUS LIFE: Campus transit system operates 10 Bus route at regular intervals during the week. Cars allowed for all. About 58% of students receives financial aids. Average amount of assistance $1,700. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of academic merits and need.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee, Florida, Georgia

One of the major institutions in the state system, this state supported university is located on a 346 acre main campus near downtown Tallahassee, the state capital.

STUDENT BODY: University seeks a national student body, 90% of students from South 2%, Middle Atlantic. An estimated 40% of students reported as protestants, 31% Catholic, 8% other, 16% unaffiliated, 17% as blacks, 2% Oriental, 7% other non-whites.

CAMPUS LIFE: Campus affected to some extent by location in rural environment. No issues relating to campus life of particular concern to student. Alcohol allowed for those 18 or older hostel rooms and licensed facilities on campus. University awards additional scholarship on the basis of academic merits and need.