Pre-Med Religious Studies Major Receives Swaim Award for Study Abroad in Costa Rica

April 6, 2015

Tiffany Lee, a pre-med undergraduate triple majoring in Religious Studies, Creative Writing, and Nutritional Sciences, is the first recipient of the Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies. This award will provide funding for her to travel to Costa Rica during the summer of 2015 to participate in the Global Medcats International Program.

The Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies was created in honor of Dr. Swaim’s life-long service to the University and dedication to her students. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable academically-prepared Religious Studies majors to study abroad. Dr. Swaim is passionate about the life-changing experience of study abroad: "At the university we learn academically–but travel gets beyond the academic. It lets students live and experience the things they've learned in class." To donate to the Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies, please click here.


“I aspire to one day become a physician who practices Integrative Medicine. . . . Religious studies has helped me better critically listen to and respect the stories of cultures other than my own.” – Tiffany Lee