St. George Scholars Study in England
An international organization established in 1772 is giving students today the opportunity to study in England with scholarship funding provided through Arcadia University's College of Global Studies.
The Society of the Sons of St. George and its Foundation were established to provide assistance to Englishmen in distress. "We not only have an emergency fund to meet this goal, but we also provide educational grants to men and women to learn about England. Sons of St. George chapters now exist in Philadelphia and New York, as well as Australia, Panama, Africa and elsewhere around the globe," points out James Marvin, President of the Philadelphia Chapter.
"Early members of the Philadelphia Chapter included Benjamin Franklin, and the Society is actually older than the United States," Marvin adds.
Two students—known as St. George Scholars—studied in England this year, and the Arcadia University College of Global Studies is receiving applications from qualified undergraduates who will study in England during the 2009-10 academic year. Qualified applicants reside in the greater Philadelphia area, have GPAs of at least 3.2 through four undergraduate semesters, have demonstrable financial need, and are of English heritage.
"We're pleased that The College of Global Studies is working with the Sons of St. George to help students gain an appreciation of England, as well as its customs and culture," Marvin adds.
Students interested in applying to become a St. George Scholar should e-mail Arlene Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-572-2901 for information.