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Oxford University announces the first ten Florida students to receive a Frost Scholarship

Ten of Florida’s brightest students have won Frost Scholarships to bring them to study at Oxford University later this year.

The Frost Scholarship Programme will offer ten scholarships each year for one-year Master’s courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (‘STEM’ subjects) at Oxford University, thanks to a donation from Phillip and Patricia Frost. 

Only students from institutions in the State University System of Florida (SUSF) who are ordinarily resident in Florida are eligible for the scholarships, which will cover all university and college fees plus a grant for living costs.

The first cohort of Frost Scholars will take up their places for the 2014/15 academic year. Before they begin their studies in October, Frost Scholars will take part in an exclusive week-long orientation programme at one of Oxford’s oldest colleges, Exeter College, to introduce them to academic life at Oxford.

Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said: ‘The University received some really strong applications from Florida students and we look forward to welcoming the successful candidates to Oxford in the autumn. We are delighted to enter into this exciting partnership with Phillip and Patricia Frost to help realise their goal of enabling excellent students from Florida to come to study at Oxford.’

Applicants from Florida were selected for a scholarship after going through Oxford’s competitive graduate admissions process.

Dr Phillip Frost said: ‘Our aim is to help excellent students from our home state of Florida to broaden their horizons and fulfil their dreams of graduate study in areas that contribute to the global improvement of health and scientific knowledge. What better place than Oxford, with its long tradition of academic excellence coupled with cutting-edge facilities, to help them realise this ambition?’

The successful scholars are:

  • Cristen Palmer from the University of Central Florida to study for a Master’s in Mathematical Modelling & Scientific Computing
  • Jessica Goodman from the University of South Florida to study for a Master’s in Archaeological Science
  • Jose Orta from Florida International University to study for a Master’s in Integrated Immunology
  • Kaitlin Statz from New College of Florida to study for a Master’s in Archaeological Science
  • Lawrence Dunn from Florida State University to study for a Master’s in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science
  • 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
  • Samantha Siegel of Florida State University to study for a Master’s in Pharmacology
  • Timothy Duff of New College of Florida to study for a Master’s in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

For further information about the Frost Scholarship Programme, please visit http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/fees-funding-and-scholarship-search/frost-scholarship-programme-florida or contact the University of Oxford press office on +44 (0)1865 280531 or matt.pickles@admin.ox.ac.uk