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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.