Published on March 23, 2016 by William Nunnelley  
Olivia Jarvis

Samford University student Olivia Jarvis, a cadet  in Samford’s Air Force ROTC program, has been selected to receive an AFROTC “Project Go” Foreign Language scholarship.  Project Go is a Department of Defense collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students.

As a recipient of this scholarship, Cadet Jarvis will study Arabic in a fully funded cultural immersion program in Meknes, Morocco, during the summer of 2016.  Successful completion of the program will allow Cadet Jarvis, a freshman business major, to participate in additional language programs in the future.  It will also allow her to apply for unique Air Force career fields that have a foreign language proficiency requirement.

For more information on AFROTC opportunities, call Samford’s Detachment 012 at 205-726-2621. 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.