Honors Student Earns Full-Ride Scholarship to Oxford

Cayla Bleoaja

When Cayla Bleoaja spent a semester studying abroad in Oxford during her junior year, she probably didn’t expect to return so soon – let alone with a full-ride scholarship.

Bleoaja, an honors student at George Fox who double-majored in psychology and organizational communication before graduating this spring, will now do just that, heading across the pond to England to pursue a master’s degree in sociology.

The recipient of a highly competitive Barry Scholarship, designated for American students attending the storied institution, Bleoaja will call the university’s Canterbury Institute home for the next two years, beginning this fall.

“Fox gave me a space to wrestle with hard questions and to get to know myself in a more intimate and passionate way than ever before,” says Bleoaja of her undergraduate experience. “I am leaving better equipped, challenged and deepened to keep pursuing the hard and holy things.”