Brad Henry International Scholars Program

Rogers State University will send a student to study abroad for a semester as part of the Brad Henry International Scholars Program – RSU’s most prestigious study-at-large opportunity.

Participants will receive academic credit for completion of the program. Participants will spend either a fall or spring academic term, the dates of which approximately coincide with U.S. fall and spring academic semesters, as students at Swansea University on its campus in Swansea, Wales.

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Applications are now available for the Spring 2024 Brad Henry International Scholars Program.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Jim Ford in the Office of Academic Enrichment, Baird Hall Room 101, on the Claremore campus. Please complete the application and attach the following documents:

  1. Your resume;
  2. An official transcript of all college or university work;
  3. A typewritten essay of approximately 300 words which sets forth your academic and/or professional goals and how your experience as a Brad Henry International Scholar will advance those goals; and
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation

Application deadline: Friday, September 22. For more information, contact Dr. Ford at 918-343-7749 or [email protected].

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Recipients of this award must be:

  • An undergraduate student at the time of their study abroad
  • An Oklahoma resident
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have completed at least 30 hours of college coursework/credits

About the Program

During the study abroad experience, students will have 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.

The program is funded and coordinated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) and the University of Wales, Swansea University.