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SGA awards scholarships to 7 students for Study Away courses

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

New York City is one of the sites for Summer 2015 Study Away courses.

New York City is one of the sites for Summer 2015 Study Away courses.

Scholarship recipients are Sherrice Dubose, a graduate student in recreation & sport administration from Bowling Green; Chaney Rose, a pre-nursing major from Bowling Green; Anna Durham, an economics major from Lexington; Courtney Knight, an interior design & fashion merchandising major from Benton, Illinois; Ashley Marshall, an English major from Henderson; Brandon Mudd, a biology major from Springfield; and Jacob Tipton, a freshman from Taylorsville.

Dubose will study in Indianapolis. Durham, Marshall and Tipton will study in Washington, D.C. Mudd and Rose will study in New York City, and Knight will study in Chicago.

Through continued support of a Study Away scholarship, WKU Student Government Association (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 more than 45 scholarships, totaling more than $5,500.

“The opportunity to study away [allows me] to further my education outside the classroom as well as network with others in the field of sports,” Dubose said.

Mudd said his Study Away course in New York will provide him with skills to not only impact his local community, but also his country and his world.

“I believe that the experiences I will gain by participating in this course will only enhance my college education and by receiving this scholarship, I will be one step closer to make this once-in-a-lifetime experience a reality,” he said.

Study Away Director Jerry Barnaby says Study Away courses are an excellent complement 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,” Barnaby said. “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.

Additional information about WKU Study Away is available at www.wku.edu/studyaway. For information about the SGA Study Away Scholarship, contact Jerry Barnaby, Director of the Office of Study Away, at (270) 745-2231.

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

Contact Jerry Barnaby, (270) 745-2231 or jerry.barnaby@wku.edu


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