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Friday, 15 April 2011 14:05
Ten Oklahoma State University students were recently awarded the Bailey Family Memorial Trust Scholarship. The scholarship  will allow the students to study abroad during the upcoming academic year. Recipients include: Brittney Bierschenk, Alejandra Gonzalez, Carly Luebber, Kaylan Lee, Adele Wishon, Jerica Dry, Audrey Bridgers, Veronica Powers, Skylar Smith, and Katherine Miller. 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.

Ten Oklahoma State University students were recently awarded the Bailey Family Memorial Trust Scholarship. The scholarship will allow the students to study abroad during the upcoming academic year. Recipients include: Brittney Bierschenk, Alejandra Gonzalez, Carly Luebber, Kaylan Lee, Adele Wishon, Jerica Dry, Audrey Bridgers, Veronica Powers, Skylar Smith, and Katherine Miller. 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.

Ten 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 2011-12, the 10 Bailey Scholars will receive a total of $106,999.

Bailey Scholars and their countries for study during the next year are:

Brittney Bierschenk, a senior from Oklahoma City, Okla., majoring in Elementary Education and Spanish.  In spring 2012 she will study in Peru.

Alejandra Gomez, a senior from Shawnee, Okla., majoring in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Economics. In the summer 2011 she will study in Morocco.

Carly Luebber a junior from Joplin Mo., majoring in Spanish.  In summer 2011 she will be studying in Spain.

Kaylan Lee, a sophomore from Azle, Texas,   majoring in Russian Language and Literature.  In fall 2011 she will study in Russia.

Adele Wishon, a junior from Edmond, Okla., majoring in Spanish with minors in Religious Studies and Hispanic and Latin American Studies.  In fall 2011 she will study in Costa Rica.

Jerica Dry, a junior from Owasso, Okla., majoring in Spanish and Psychology with a minor in Hispanic and Latin American Studies.  Fall 2011 she will study in Spain.

Audrey Bridgers, a senior from Duncan, Okla., majoring in Spanish.  In fall 2011 she will study in Argentina and Peru.

Veronica Powers, a sophomore from Edmond, Okla., majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Japanese.  During the 2011/2012 academic year she will study in Japan.

Skylar Smith, a junior from Moore, Okla., majoring in Liberal Studies with minors in History and Religious Studies.  In spring 2012 she will study in England.

Katherine Miller, a sophomore from Schaumberg, Ill., majoring in Secondary Education- English. In spring 2012 she will study in Ireland.