"I studied abroad in Bath, England the Spring of 2009.

Studying abroad was one the best decisions of my college career. In a short 5 months, I made friends from all over the world, who I am still in contact with today. I would tell anyone that if they have the opportunity, they should study abroad to learn more about the world. I know it is helpful to have met people from all cultures, given I work for a global company. "

"I am a fifth year geology PhD student in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston. I was awarded a BAFTX award during my junior year in this same department. It was the first award for which I was nominated and I was so happy to have won the award. Shortly after this, I started working with my current PhD advisor. I would describe myself as a marine geologist, with a specialty in sedimentology. My dissertation research focuses on the study of sedimentary processes and sediment distribution in fjords of the Antarctic Peninsula. In the future, I want to continue working on similar research, not only in Antarctica but also in the Texas Gulf Coast. I also want to teach earth science and environmental geology at college level. What brought me into geology was the curiosity to understand the processes that shape this planet, and during all this time I have never ceased to be amazed by the natural world. I hope one day I can transmit this sentiment to others." 

In all honesty, receiving a scholarship from BAFTX was the deciding factor for me to continue my education. With the help of BAFTX, I didn’t have to sacrifice my educational goals! I’m so grateful for the generosity of the British American Foundation of Texas, which has allowed me to pursue my Master's Degree. The support from BAFTX granted me opportunities of incredible blessing and growth.

"Thank you so much for selecting me as a recipient of the exchange program. I am more than honored and thankful to be representing my school and country in learning and exchanging lifelong experiences with other students abroad." Blessing

Ann Wu, University of Texas to Bristol University

"Just to let BAFTX know how much I appreciated the award ceremony held last week for us. It was fun and the food was great. I took a lot of things back home from the guest speakers and sponsors; they were truely people that I admire. I also appreciate my sponsor, HESS, for the scholarship."

Nishita Soneji, University of Texas

"I am very honored to be the recipient of this award and enjoyed the chance to meet people in the banquet. Receiving this scholarship motivates me to maintain my GPA and complete my degree. I look forward to being able to give back to the community. I thank you for your confidence and willingness to help me achieve goals."

Joo Schmidt, Houston Baptist University

"Some how I hope you understand what your contribution to my education has meant to not only me, but my family. Your support of my education is an incredible gift for which we are forever grateful."

Whitney Petty, Graduate Scholarship Baylor University

I want to take a moment to personally thank you once again for all of your support. Attending the BAFTX gala was an amazing experience for my parents and I, one that allowed us to more comprehensively understand what you and the team of directors do independently and collectively to make a difference in the community. As a beneficiary, I grealy appreciate the investment in my education and in me as an individual. I offer you my heartfelt appreciation and my commitment to continue in my educational goals so that one day I too can financially support the next generation of students who receive from you a new opportunity to succeed.

Yarid Hassad Puentes, RBS The Royal Bank of Scotland Reciprocal Scholarship

"I cannot express how grateful and thankful I am to be a scholarship recipient. These funds will allow me, for the first time in my college career, to focus entirely on my schooling without the constant worry of working to pay for it while juggling a full time job and a difficult course load.

Elysse Greenberg, Undergraduate Scholarship winner 2008 - University of Houston

"I just wanted to say that the award ceremony was wonderful. BAFTX put on a lovely event. I enjoyed meeting so many great supporters and members of BAFTX. I also wanted to express my gratitude for being chosen as a recipient for the scholarship. Thanks again and I wish BAFTX all the best luck in the future. I will definitely tell as many people as possible about the wonderful opportunities that BAFTX offers."

Kalla Pearson, RBS The Royal Bank of Scotland Reciprocal Scholarship - University of Texas to Bath University England