Indiana Students Receive Travel Award

Jan. 9, 2020
Katie O'Mara

Two ASRT student members have been selected as the first recipients of a Weber State University, School of Radiologic Sciences Student Global Engagement Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship awards will help offset costs associated with a program that studies imaging and health care in London, England.

Katie Marie O'Mara is pursuing an associate degree in radiography from Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis. She is active in the Catholic Student Organization and participates in intramural soccer.

Kylie Philips

Kylie P. Philips is pursuing an associate degree in radiography from Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis. She is a member of the Lambda Nu National Honor Society for Radiologic Technologists and the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.

“This program would be a great opportunity to learn about England's healthcare system and how imaging services play a role in their healthcare,” said O’Mara. “I am unfamiliar with how their system compares to ours and I think it would be an amazing opportunity to learn directly from the people that work in it. The program would connect me with English students in similar imaging programs to network and collaborate with to increase my intercultural competence.”

“The London program is a perfect fit for me since it is radiology-based and will better prepare me for a career in radiology,” said Philips. “This experience will help to enrich my academic experience by allowing me to see first-hand how a different health care system outside of the United States operates. Not only will I see radiology from a different viewpoint, but I know this will increase my knowledge of the profession and help me to become a better technologist.”

The Weber State University, School of Radiologic Sciences, located in Utah, created the Student Global Engagement Scholarship to help provide students studying abroad unique academic and life experiences, enhancing the value of their education, building cultural competency and laying the foundation to become responsible world citizens.

Two scholarships of up to $1,500 each are available to entry-level students participating in a study abroad program as part of their radiologic technology education curriculum in a certificate or degree program. Awards cover study abroad-related costs such as airfare, housing and fees.