The SGA encourages WKU students to expand their learning opportunities off campus. SGA began offering this scholarship for the Winter Term 2011 and has since sponsored over 68 scholarships totaling over $8,000.
For summer 2018, twenty-one students applied and the five recipients are:
Dakota Caldwell will study political science in Washington DC with Professor Daniel Boden. Caldwell is a graduate student in Master of Public Administration program from Austin, KY. Dakota graduates in May and this program will enable him to further his career goals of enshrining trust within our public institutions.
Tyler Obee will also study in Washington DC with Boden. Obee is political science sophomore from Bowling Green, KY. Obee stated that this experience will prepare him for my future goals and aid in my growth as a political science major and a young man.
Ariel Lee will study in California with Professor Simon Funge. The program called “Hope, Dreams and Reality, Social Welfare in LA” focuses on the unique history and culture of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and the innovative social services provided to its residents. Lee is a senior social work major from Bowling Green, KY.
Amanda Wasney is also in the “Hope, Dreams and Reality, Social Welfare in LA” course in California. She’s a junior studying social work from Bowling Green, KY.
Chanel Watkins will be in California studying social work on the “Hope, Dreams and Reality, Social Welfare in LA” program. She is senior social work major, who graduates in May. She added, “This will be a great opportunity for me to network and seek out possible job opportunities.”
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.
Additional information about WKU Study Away is available at www.wku.edu/studyaway.