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. 

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.