Many students dream of studying abroad during their time at Oklahoma State University, but making that dream a reality can be financially overwhelming. Kelsea Hull recently returned from a trip of a lifetime to France, and it was in part a huge thanks to the Bailey Study Abroad Scholarship.

It has been a long journey to get to OSU for Christian Blacet, his perseverance and dedication is paying off one day at a time though. Blacet, a philosophy student at OSU, is an accomplished junior who is also in the Honors College.

Originally from Tulsa, Jenks High School, Lauren Foley’s first visit to Oklahoma State University immediately attracted her to the college. “As soon as I came on campus for the first time, the very first person I saw said it was “Hello! How are you? It was the family atmosphere that I found here,” she recalled. Lauren had toured other universities, but as soon as she came here, she noticed immediately how friendly and inviting everyone was. “It was that feeling of Cowboy Family that I loved. They were very quick to show me all the opportunities I would have if I did go here.”

College of Arts & Sciences student Alexandria Perez found her passion in the ROTC program at Oklahoma State University. Perez, a sophomore from Stampford, Texas, plans to go to medical school after completing her Baccalaureate in Biochemistry.