Former Public Services student, Catherine Snodgrass has jetted off to Indiana after receiving a scholarship to study at University of Evansville. The Ridgway Scholarship, worth $45,000, includes flights, tuition fees, accommodation and insurance for the year of study at Evansville.
Only one person receives the scholarship each year, a huge achievement for Catherine!
Catherine is now studying science and psychology-based subjects to develop skills to bring back to the UK and use alongside her diploma to work towards becoming a Paramedic or a Nurse.
She said “The Public Services course helped me become aware of different issues and cultures outside of the UK. In our second year we went to Marrakesh and that was an incredible experience which made me gain the confidence and realisation I could do things outside of my comfort zone”
Documenting her journey through her blog ‘My American Adventure with Cat Snodgrass’, Catherine has describe her whole experience, from interview, arrival and her first semester! She has also featured on BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s ‘Friday Night Takeover’ to talk about her scholarship.
When asked what her advice was to students considering studying Public Services she said,
“Throughout the two years you will experience a lot of great things that really set you up for a future in any career, so keep an open mind. Public Services is a great course for gaining a range of skills that apply to everyday life as well as making long term friends.”
The Ridgway Scholarship was set up by Dr William Ridgway with the specific purpose of enhancing and promoting cultural and academic interaction between young scholars at Evansville and their counterparts in England. It is open to young people under 25. The Scholarship is open to all young people across the Britain, although preference will be given to those who normally reside in the country of Lincolnshire. Scholar’s based in Evansville are likewise offered an opportunity to study at Harlaxton Manor in Grantham.
Catherine will now study full-time at University of Evansville in Indiana, live in University accommodation and play an active part in the life of the university. She also raises the profile of the Ridgway Scholarship and promotes Harlaxton as a unique study aboard opportunity for Evansville students.
To keep up with Catherine’s adventures click here!