Posted: Thu 17th Mar 2016

New British American Foundation Of Texas Scholarships For Swansea Students /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 17th, 2016

The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) has established two new scholarships offering students from Swansea University the opportunity to study at the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The scholarships, aimed at STEMM and business subject students, are in addition to the existing BAFTX Texas A&M scholarship on offer for Swansea students, as part of the University’s reciprocal exchange programme with Texas A&M University. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new scholarship awards are $5,052 (£3,520 approx) for the University of Houston and $4,737 (£3,301 approx) for the University of Texas at Austin. In order to be eligible, students need to demonstrate both academic excellence and financial hardship. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Welcoming the new scholarships Professor Richard B Davies, Swansea University’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are immensely grateful to BAFTX for their continued support of our student exchange programme with Texas A&M University, and we are delighted this successful relationship has led to the establishment of these new scholarships with the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“These BAFTX scholarships offer our students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study in the US at respected universities, and in so doing, strengthen the opportunity for future international collaborations.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Carole Serjeant, Executive Director of BAFTX, said: “This new scholarship partnership between BAFTX and Swansea University is an ideal fit for our mission and continued growth of our programme. We hope for its success and the awarded students get the opportunity to visit the great state of Texas.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

BAFTX, which is based in Houston, was established in 2006 by the British American Business Council (BABC) to help provide financial assistance and educational opportunities to academically-gifted students in the United Kingdom and the United States, who otherwise might not be able to pursue their education due to financial constraints. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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