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World House Scholars Program

World House Scholars Program
World House Scholars Curriculum
World House Scholars Testimonials
World House Scholars Application

The World House Scholars program aspires to be a premier liberal arts program for preparing students to engage in lives of social and ecological responsibility. A student with any major area of study, interested in issues of social or ecological justice, has the opportunity with this scholarship, to integrate those interests with their major.

All World House scholars participate in service learning projects; complete courses addressing issues of peace and non-violence,  social justice, and ecological sustainability; and  complete at least one approved international education experience while at Oklahoma City University. Students have studied in a variety of places, including France, Jordan, South Africa, Cyprus, and England. The scholarship includes  generous support for the international study experience.

Up to twenty first-year students and up to five sophomores will be selected each year to participate in the World House Scholars Program.

All World House courses may be contracted for Honors credit. The World House Senior Project will be more practical in its focus so as not to duplicate the senior thesis experience that students will have in their respective majors.

Financial assistance through the scholarship includes $2000 for the study abroad experience, and $500 each semester toward tuition. Up to twenty first-year students and up to five sophomores will be selected each year to participate in the World House Scholars Program.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Joseph Meinhart
Director of the World House Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 208-5407
jmeinhart@okcu.edu

 

Two OCU students ride in the back of a pickup truck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Saturday visit to Turtle Rock Farm.

World House Scholars Lunch Photo.

World House Scholars at lunch.

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World House Scholars Abroad

An OCU student stands on a walking path with a rock canyon behind him.

Ryan helped with an agriculture project in Jordan.

An OCU student smiles next to two South African students.

Chelsea taught in South Africa.

An OCU students stands in front of a brightly decorated wall in Paris.

Colin studied in Paris.

OCU Students speak to an instructor in the field.

World House Greensburg trip.