Study Away Scholarships awarded for Winter 2019
- Author: Jerry Barnaby
- Author: Monday, November 26th, 2018
The Student Government Association encourages WKU students to expand their learning opportunities off campus through a Study Away Scholarship. SGA began offering this scholarship for the Winter Term 2011 and has since sponsored over 90 scholarships totaling over $9,000.
The SGA allocated $1,500 for the 2018-19 school year. For Winter Term 2019, forty-one students applied and nine awards were made.
- Delainey Bowers is a graduate student from Bowling Green taking Public Folklore Practice and Policy in Washington DC with Dr. Brent Bjorkman.
- Caitlyn Frederick is taking Dance in New York with Prof Amanda Clark. She is a sophomore from Lexington.
- Haley Doerr is a sophomore from Louisville taking New York: Theater and Broadway with Dr. Michelle Dvoskin.
- Otway Mayfield a senior form Louisville also taking New York: Theater and Broadway. He is majoring in Theatre & Dance.
- Natalie Thompson is taking New York: Theater and Broadway. She is a Louisville junior also majoring in Theatre & Dance.
- Devin Watson is from Wallingford, KY, a freshman majoring in Theatre & Dance. She is taking New York: Theater and Broadway.
- Micaela Perkins is taking Sundance Film Festival in Utah with Drs. Dawn Hall and Ted Hovet. She is a Glasgow senior studying Film.
- Monica Hines is a sophomore Exercise Science major from Lewisburg, KY. Her class is Geographic Exploration of Hawaii with Prof Amy Nemon.
- Alexus Smith is also taking Geographic Exploration of Hawaii. She is a Visual Arts senior from Forest Park, IL
Study Away Director Jerry Barnaby says that study away courses offer innovative teaching and learning opportunities in partnership with WKU's academic departments and faculty who seek to provide their students and the community differing perspectives of America and the world.
“The SGA scholarship makes a positive impact on students by giving them additional resources to take study away courses,” said Barnaby. “We appreciate SGA support for students and encouraging them to expand their overall academic experience, and I hope other organizations will follow SGA’s lead and develop their own scholarship programs to help students expand their study away opportunities.”
Study Away offers off-campus courses that enable students to apply the lessons learned in the classroom in a practical, hands-on setting. No passport is required for Study Away courses since they take place within the United States.
Scholarship applications for Spring adn Summer 2019 are open now. Click Here.
Additional information about WKU Study Away is available at www.wku.edu/studyaway.