Chandler Steckbeck named Brad Henry Scholar

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Chandler Steckbeck named Brad Henry Scholar

 Chandler Steckbeck
Among 11 students from Oklahoma’s regional universities, Chandler Steckbeck, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University junior from Enid, will spend the 2015 fall semester studying at Swansea University in Wales as a Brad Henry International Scholar.

The international study program, which was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in June 2008, provides a $10,000 stipend for students to participate in a semester-long study abroad program affiliated with Swansea. Academic credit for these programs will be awarded by Oklahoma regional universities. Students are nominated for the program by their institutions.

Steckbeck is an English major and plans to further her education by going to graduate school and eventually earning a doctorate in English literature with an emphasis in Renaissance drama, allowing her to teach at the university level. Steckbeck is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an English honors society, and works for the English department on campus. She also has been on the president’s honor roll, a member of the Red and Black Scroll Honor Society, secretary of the Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) and a member of the President’s Leadership Class (PLC).

"I am so excited and thankful for this opportunity,” Steckbeck said. “I will miss my Ranger Family, but look forward to studying abroad at the University of Swansea. I know that being a foreign exchange student will be challenging, but I am confident that Northwestern has prepared me to succeed."

Steckbeck plans to keep a blog about her experience at Swansea University, which can be found at