Brittany Alana Davis
Director of Communications
PRESS RELEASE: Frost Scholarship Programme awards 10 State University System of Florida students scholarships to Oxford University
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation has given 10 graduates of the State University System the opportunity to get a Master’s Degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at Oxford University in Oxford, England.
The first group of “Frost Scholars” will begin their 2014-2015 academic year in October after a week of orientation at one of Oxford’s oldest colleges, Exeter College, to introduce them to academic life at Oxford.
“This partnership among the State University System of Florida, Oxford University and the Frosts is the first of its kind and is intended to train future leaders in science and technology for Florida,” said Patricia Frost, who is a member of the State University System’s Board of Governors.
“The Frost Scholarships afford Florida students international experience while continuing their education in STEM-related fields. Opportunities such as this further prepare our students for careers in high-demand areas,” said State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser III. “We are lucky to have Governor Patricia Frost on our Board of Governors; her dedication to Florida’s students is unparalleled.”
The applicants were selected for a scholarship after going through Oxford’s competitive graduate admissions process. The exemplary recipients of the Frost Scholarships are:
- Jose Orta from Florida International University to study for a Master’s in Integrated Immunology
- Lawrence Dunn from Florida State University to study for a Master’s in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science
- Samantha Siegel of Florida State University to study for a Master’s in Pharmacology
- Kaitlin Statz from New College of Florida to study for a Master’s in Archaeological Science
- Timothy Duff of New College of Florida to study for a Master’s in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science
- Cristen Palmer from the University of Central Florida to study for a Master’s in Mathematical Modelling & Scientific Computing
- Melissa Alberts from the University of Florida to study for a Master’s in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology
- Nicole Bracewell of the University of Florida to study for a Master’s in Archaeological Science
- Sandra Ionescu of University of Florida to study for a Master’s in Pharmacology
- Jessica Goodman from the University of South Florida to study for a Master’s in Archaeological Science
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Facts about the State University System of Florida and the Board of Governors
The State University System of Florida is a constitutional body led by the 17-member Board of Governors. The system has 12 universities and more than 335,000 students, making it the second-largest public university system in the nation. Responsibilities include defining the distinctive mission of each institution and managing the system’s coordination and operation. The Board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the system’s chief executive. For more, visit www.flbog.edu.