Twelve Oklahoma State University students have been awarded Bailey Family Memorial Trust Scholarships that will enable them to study abroad during the upcoming academic year.
The trust was established in 1982 by J.B. Bailey, an OSU graduate and Tulsa attorney, and his brother, Richard E. Bailey, longtime OSU humanities professor and founder of the first study abroad program in OSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, in memory of their grandmother Ida L. Davis and mother Lalla D. Bailey.
The purpose of the trust is to provide scholarship support for full-time OSU students, regardless of their major field of study, to study the liberal arts at a recognized university outside of the U.S.
Since the first awards were made for the 1985-86 academic year, nearly $1.8 million has been expended from the trust, allowing 249 OSU students to study in 34 different countries. From the first year in which two students were awarded $18,000, the program has grown so that in 2010-11, the 12 Bailey Scholars will receive a total of $99,700.
Bailey Scholars and their countries for study during the next year are:
· Jacob Biros, Stillwater chemical engineering junior with a minor in Japanese, who will study at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan in the fall
· David Buckland, Everett, Mass., psychology junior with a minor in Japanese, who will study at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan in the fall
· Courtney Bullock, Bartlesville Spanish junior, who will study at the Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico in the fall
· Lauren Gardner, Tuttle history and art history sophomore, who will study at Richmond University in Italy in the fall
· Dylan Hames, Lawton architecture junior with a minor in Spanish, who will study at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, summer 2010
· Rebecca Kongs, Oklahoma City Spanish sophomore, who will study at the University of Veracruz in Mexico in spring 2011
· Nicholas Mendez, a Collinsville Spanish senior, who will spend the 2010-11 academic year in Spain
· Timothy Rankin, Sand Springs history senior, who will study in Greece and Turkey this summer
· Kathryn Schroeder, Tulsa English and German freshman, who will spend the 2011 spring semester studying at the Universitat Bamberg in Germany
· Sara Stafford, a Broken Bow English sophomore, who will study at Keele University in England in spring 2011
· Laurel Wilson, Tulsa mathematics and secondary French education junior, who will study at Catholic University in France in summer 2010
· Lyndsay Yates, Tulsa theater junior with a minor in management, who will study at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic in spring 2011.