Applications are now available for Rogers State University’s most prestigious study-at-large opportunity.
RSU will send one student to Wales for the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester as part of the Brad Henry International Scholars Program, subject to funding availability. The program is funded and coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Swansea University. The scholarship covers the program’s tuition and fees, and at least part of the cost of travel.
“Studying abroad is a life-changing experience, and the Brad Henry Scholarship makes that possible for students who might not be able to afford it,” said Ford, who coordinates the program for the university.
RSU has previously sent eight students as part of this program. During their study abroad experience, all the students had the opportunity to travel extensively through several European countries. Swansea is a research university with 12,500 students, overlooking Swansea Bay on the Gower Peninsula in southwest Wales.
The institution is relatively new by English standards, established in 1920 when King George V laid its foundation stone. However, its first academic building, Singleton Abbey, which was donated by the city of Swansea, is a neo-Gothic mansion dating back to 1780. In 1921, the university appointed the first woman professor at a British university. More recently, the institution was given the Times Higher Education Supplement Award for the U.K.’s Best Student Experience.
RSU students interested in studying in Wales must submit applications by February 10, with interviews for the study abroad program conducted on Friday, February 17. Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled full-time at RSU, in good standing academically, have completed at least 30 hours of college coursework at RSU, and be Oklahoma residents.
Applications for the program are available in the Office of Academic Enrichment, Room 101 of Baird Hall, and should be returned to that office.
For more information, contact Dr. Ford at 918-343-7749 or [email protected].