Janie Page receives scholarship for study abroad
Janie Page, a Centre College senior from Bowling Green, has been named a recipient of the English Speaking Union Award. The award carries a scholarship that will fund a summer of study at Oxford University in England. Page is one of ten Kentuckians chosen for the award this year, and she plans to use the scholarship to study British literature at Oxford during the coming summer.
A senior English major, Page has made the dean's list at Centre and was chosen for membership in Pi Alpha Theta. She previously spent a term studying in England as part of Centre's residential overseas programs. Page, who graduated first in her class at Greenwood High School, plans to complete graduate study in English and pursue a career in college teaching.
Page says she has dreamed of studying at Oxford ever since she was 12 years old. "I saw an article about Oxford in Victoria magazine," she says, "and the photographs completely captivated me. Now that I have the award, it's exciting to think that I really will study at Oxford." Page looks forward to exploring literary giants such as C. S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll, admitting that her favorite among British writers is Robert Browning.
The English-Speaking Union is an international organization founded in England just after World War I to foster world peace. The group promotes unity of purpose among people in English-speaking, democratic countries, with particular emphasis on the United States and the British Commonwealth. A Kentucky branch of the ESU was organized in 1960, and Centre began participating in the scholarship program in 1988.
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