Graduates of Florida's State University System will soon have the opportunity to win full scholarships to the University of Oxford —- thanks to South Florida educator and philanthropist Patricia Frost.
Frost, through the Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation, has established a new program to help 10 students earn masters degrees in science, technology, engineering or math.
The scholarships will cover tuition and fees at Oxford, and include a grant for living expenses, according to the university's website.
“It’s our hope that this scholarship will enhance the already high-quality higher education our students receive, opening up new doors and experiences for them so that they can return to Florida and use what they’ve learned to further strengthen our state," said Frost, who sits on the State University System Board of Governors.
The first class of Frost Scholars will start at Oxford in October 2014.
Oxford Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton said the scholarships would enable "excellent students from Florida to come to study at Oxford."
"We look forward to welcoming Frost Scholars of the highest academic potential to Oxford to pursue their academic goals, regardless of their financial circumstances," he wrote in a statement.
For more information, visit: http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad/scholarships/university/frost/