8 varsities to help those ‘deceived’ by Texas at Tyler

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 9, 2018-

Eight universities from the United States and South Korea have assured scholarships for some of the students who were stranded after University of Texas at Tyler revoked full scholarships offered to 50 of the 84 students applying for under-graduate programmes.

Western Illinois University, University of Akron, University of Denver, College of Idaho, Robert Morris University, Drexel University (DU) and Texas Christian University (TCU) from the US and University of Suny Korea (USK) from South Korea have offered full and partial scholarships to the students, who feel cheated by the UT at Tyler.

The USK has already provided three full ride scholarships while TCU and DU have provided two and one, respectively. Other universities are also reviewing the qualification of the students for similar offers—to one or two students each.

Roman Shrestha, one of the students who got their scholarship revoked, said they are getting offers on regular basis while some others have already secured them. “We are happy that some of our friends have already gotten full scholarship, hopefully some others are added to the list soon,” he told the Post.

Western Illinois University is ahead of others in its commitment. It has expressed its readiness to offer scholarships worth $10,000 annually to all those who have secured 1,390 in SAT. “The university will make a formal decision on the matter in a couple of days,” Shankar Ghimire, professor at the university, told the Post from the US, adding that their preliminary inquiry has shown that six students have the set SAT score. A student has to pay only $5,000 annually for tuition after getting the scholarship.

The Tyler had revoked the scholarship some two months after collecting $100 in confirmation fee for scholarship and $125 for housing deposits as the students were preparing to join the August intake. It is a part of University of Texas network that includes 14 colleges in the state of Texas. Students with SAT scores of 1,350 and good academic records got Presidential Fellow Scholarship from Tyler in January and February this year. The university administration said it was not able to provide the committed scholarship as the demand exceeded its budget.

Published: 09-05-2018 06:41

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