Oxford Frost Scholarships – Florida

Oxford Frost Scholarships – Florida

September 15, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


If you’re studying at a state university in Florida, or the University of Miami, and are considering a postgraduate taught master’s in a STEM subject, the Frost Scholarship is for you. It’s a fully-funded programme for students from Florida who wish to study a one-year, full-time master’s. You’ll be at the cutting edge of scientific, medical and mathematical research and you’ll also benefit from the exclusive Frost Orientation Week, staying at Exeter College. So apply by the January deadline, and if you’re eligible, you’ll be automatically considered. “When you hear the name ‘Oxford’ it’s just kind of, like, this unattainable entity. You could never imagine yourself being at Oxford. So, my name is Richard Rogers, I’m doing a one-year, taught master’s in pharmacology within the Department of Pharmacology. My first Impression when I arrived, was I was completely overwhelmed because not only was it the first time I’d ever been in the second oldest university in the Western world but it’s also the first time I’d ever been in the UK. I was in the UK for about two hours before I got to Oxford, and as far as places to visit in the UK go, it’s completely overwhelming.” “My name is Kaitlin Deutsch, I’m doing a master’s in biodiversity conservation management. When I started at Oxford, at first I felt very overwhelmed. It’s a very big place, they’re very grand buildings, but with the help of my Frost community, it really helped me integrate into this city, itself. “What’s it like to be part of the community of Frost Scholars? Well, first off I’m honoured to be chosen, and then I’m humbled by the people that I’ve met. And you almost feel kind of like trailblazers, right, to be part of the second cohort of this scholarship.” “So, being a Frost Scholar has really cemented my identity as a representative of my home state. Throughout my course we’ve touched on a number of issues, like introduction of invasive species, human-wildlife conflicts, that are directly relevant to conservation issues in Florida, So I’m looking forward to bringing home this knowledge with me and using it to contribute to conservation issues in hopes to find a potential solution.” “There was a lot of things that surprised me about Oxford, but I was really most surprised at the fact that everyone’s just kind of just like me – you know, you expect to be amongst, like, brilliant poets, artists, scientists, and people that you could just never relate to, but these are just, these are just your everyday people, they have the same interests as I do, and we can talk about the same things. Everybody is just easy to get along with, and easy to communicate with. They’re just a lot of fun, it’s a lot of fun here.” “Before I even decided to apply to Oxford, I was looking at researchers in the UK and thinking, gosh, you know, these people are doing the research that I want to do, and then when I found out about the Frost Scholarship and then after I won it, I realised that I actually had the opportunity to work with these people. which is exactly what I’ve done. I’m just kind of overwhelmed that everything has fallen Into place the way it has.”