Aerospace engineering student receives scholarship to study in Russia

Published: Jun 5, 2008 10:50:00 AM
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Judith Bailey

Judith Bailey

Aerospace engineering senior Judith Bailey has received the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to study in Russia during the 2008-2009 academic year. Bailey, who hopes to become an astronaut, is studying Russian as a foreign language minor. The $23,000 scholarship will cover books, tuition, travel and other expenses.

"Being fluent in Russian allows you to work with the Russian Space Agency and the cosmonauts," said Bailey. "I believe that this study abroad opportunity will be helpful and provide a stepping stone for my future goals as an aerospace engineer."

The Rotary Foundation's Ambassadorial Scholarships program is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program. Since its formation in 1947, nearly 38,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad through its programs.