Lowe selected as 2016-17 Brad Henry Scholar from Northwestern

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Lowe selected as 2016-17 Brad Henry Scholar from Northwestern

June 1, 2016

Sydnie Lowe Sydnie Lowe

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s study abroad committee-nominated applicant was one of nine students from 11 regions in Oklahoma to receive the Brad Henry Scholarship for the 2016-17 year.

Sydnie Lowe, double major in biology and English with a chemistry minor from Neosho, Missouri, plans to go to Swansea, Wales, in the United Kingdom for Northwestern’s spring 2017 semester.

The international study program, which was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in June 2008, provides a $10,000 stipend for undergraduate 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.

Only one student per university in Oklahoma is nominated for the program by their institutions.

Dr. Kathryn Lane, Study Abroad Committee member who serves as an assistant professor of English and chair of the English, Foreign Language and Humanities Department, believes Lowe is in for an eye-opening experience.

Swansea The semester-long program gives nine students the opportunity to study at Swansea University at Wales in the United Kingdom. 

“Sydnie is eager and organized,” Lane said. “Someone who is carrying a double major is someone that wants to learn. I think she will not only learn in the classroom but from the experience in general and gaining a more global perspective will help her future career.”

“I would like to eventually work for ‘Doctor's Without Borders’, and I need some experience abroad in order to do that,” Lowe said. “I also think that this experience would help me get into medical school. I am looking forward to the overall experience, really; being introduced to diversity and being able to expand my horizons.”

Lowe is a resident assistant on campus and a Ranger Connector. She also helps with the Wesley House and Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors.

For more information on the Brad Henry Scholarship application or other study abroad programs from Northwestern, contact Lane at (580) 327-8470 or kelane@nwosu.edu.