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Pepperdine Student Wins Rotary Scholarship to Study Public Health Overseas
Rotary International has selected Seaver College senior Braden Mogler as a recipient of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. The award will give him $23,000 to study abroad in Latin America during the 2008-09 academic year.
In November 2008 Rotary International will assign Mogler to one of 200 countries and geographical regions where Rotary clubs are active. His first choice is Uruguay, where he hopes to study health sciences and observe how medicine and public health are administered in local communities. At Pepperdine Mogler is a sports medicine major also pursuing a minor in social work and Spanish.
"Ultimately, I'd like to work with Spanish-speaking populations who don't have access to basic healthcare," says Mogler, who has also studied abroad in Guatemala and visited regions with only one doctor for 10,000 people. "To be able to observe how medicine and public health work in a completely different culture will really give me a jumpstart on what I'd like to do long-term."
Mogler is one of 750 university students from some 60 countries who have been selected for a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship this year. As the largest privately funded international scholarship program, the award is designed to bridge cultures and encourage goodwill.
For more information, please visit the Seaver College Graduate Fellowships Web site.