Through continuing support of a Study Away Scholarship, SGA encourages 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 64 scholarships, totaling over $7,200.
The Summer 2017 Scholarship recipients are:
Kennedy Mayo, a freshman from Lebanon, KY, studying history and social studies. She said this scholarship enables her to enroll in the new study away course in Hawaii called, “Hawaii Land & Resources.”
Noah Tyler Rudloff is a Bowling Green sophomore studying Corporate and Organizational Communication. He hopes to someday attend law school and says the course, “Citizen and Self,” centered in Washington D.C., will be right in the heart of what he wants to do with his life.
Study Away Director Jerry Barnaby said that study away courses are an excellent complement to traditional classroom courses, and that scholarships like this help students access these opportunities.
“The SGA scholarship makes a positive impact on students by giving them additional resources to take study away courses,” said Barnaby. “We appreciate the way SGA encourages students to expand their overall academic experience by providing Study Away scholarship opportunities. I encourage other organizations to 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.
Additional information about WKU Study Away is available at wku.edu/studyaway. For information about the SGA Study Away Scholarship, please contact Jerry Barnaby, Director of the Office of Study Away at 270-745-4512.
Study Away is a unit of the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach.