Hunter Programs is very proud to have been selected by the Council for Globalization of Education board to administer its first Education USA Merit Scholarship for the 2013/2014 academic year. The Council for Globalization of Education board has decided that the Education USA Merit Scholarship recipient or recipients for the 2013/2014 academic year will come from the Guizhou province in China.
Reasons cited by the Council for Globalization of Education for selecting Hunter Programs include its long and extensive background in a great many aspects of education, experience in the international education field, the ability to successfully create programs from the ground up, and its strong presence in the Guizhou province.
Hunter Programs has a corporate office in Guiyang, capital city of Guizhou, out of which it has conducted study abroad programs for students of Guiyang over the past four years. Hunter Programs has further developed its presence in Guizhou by helping organize both the 2010 and 2012 environment conferences in Guiyang, China.
Due to the successful and reputable history of exchange programs offered by Hunter Programs, a condition of acceptance of Education USA Merit Scholarship recipients is that they participate in one of a variety of exchange programs provided by Hunter Programs to study in the United States.
According to Raymond Hunter, CEO of Hunter Programs and of Guiyang Hunter Programs, “All of us at Hunter Programs feel extremely fortunate to have been selected for managing this scholarship process. We have already assisted the Council for Globalization of Education in putting together the rules, selection criteria, and the selection process. It really is for a great cause, and we wish all scholarship candidates the best of luck.”
The Council for Globalization of Education selected China because it has shown strong commitment to the globalization of education, China ranks in first place for greatest number of foreign students studying in the United States according to the 2011/2012 Open Doors report, and although it has only been thirty-three years since China opened its doors to foreign trade its economy has grown to become the second largest in the world.
More specifically, the Council for Globalization of Education decided that Chinese scholarship candidates will come from the Guizhou province. According to Scott Sparks, chairman of CGE, “Students from this province do not have the same resources as students from highly developed areas such as Beijing and Shanghai, but because students from this undeveloped area of China are more resourceful and hardworking, they are successful and are competitive with students from developed areas.”
For more information about the Council for Globalization of Education and this scholarship, visit www.globalizationofeducation.org. You may download the application form here by clicking on the form icon on the left.