WKU’s SGA Awards Scholarships to Seven WKU Study Away Students

wku study awayWKU’s SGA Awards Scholarships to Seven WKU Study Away Students

The Student Government Association (SGA) at WKU has awarded scholarships to seven WKU students taking courses this summer through WKU Study Away.

Through continued support of a Study Away scholarship, SGA encourages WKU students to expand their learning opportunities off campus. SGA first began offering this scholarship to students taking a Study Away course during Winter Term 2011 and has since sponsored over 52 scholarships, totaling over $6,000.

The Summer 2016 Scholarship recipients are:

  • Revell Attig a Sport Management major from Bowling Green, KY
  • Erin Belcher a Nursing major from White House, TN
  • Jared Carpenter a Recreation and Sport Administration graduated student from Bowling Green, KY
  • Prince Holmes a Sport Management major from Indianapolis, IN
  • Madeline Hughes a Music major from Georgetown, KY
  • Trevor Morrison a Sociology major from Edmonton, KY
  • Kyla Scanlon an Economics major from Louisville, KY

Belcher and Scanlon are heading to San Francisco with Dr. Alex Olsen to study “Citizen and Self.” Scanlon wrote in her application that she believes this course will be integral in her development not only as an academic, but as a citizen of the world added. She added, “It will allow me to plan for my goals, to discover talents that have yet to be tapped.”

Attig, Capernater and Holmes will head to North Carolina for the “Sports Administration Facilities.” Attig said that this study away course is going to help her achieve my goals of working for a professional sport team.  She added, “In this field, you must have hands on experience and you must know people in order to get in to the industry.”

Morrison’s course, “History of Kentucky,” with Dr. Jennifer Hanley-Walton, will take him around the Commonwealth. He plans to become a Kentucky State Trooper so traveling across the state and seeing firsthand the different living conditions will give him a better understanding of the needs of our citizens.

Hughes will perform in Carnegie Hall with the WKU Choirs in Performance in New York City. She hopes to set an example for all students at WKU who wish to pursue a passion of their own. She stated that “this experience will improve my education, my music, and myself while experiencing music in just one of its many and beautiful forms.”

Study Away Director Jerry Barnaby said that study away courses are excellent complements to traditional classroom courses students take on campus, and that these scholarships help students access these opportunities.

“These scholarship opportunities make 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 course 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.

Additional information about WKU Study Away is available at www.wku.edu/studyaway. For information about the SGA Study Away Scholarship, please contact Jerry Barnaby, Director of the Office of Study Away.

Study Away is a unit of the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach.

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