University of Colorado at Boulder
Four University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduate students have been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship, one of the most competitive and coveted national scholarships for undergraduate international study.
The four students are Jacob Burton, an international affairs and computer science engineering major, Alex Cooper, a Chinese and environmental studies major, Alexi Douvas, a business and Chinese major, and Lauren Rhoades, an English, political science and Spanish and Portuguese major. Boren recipients receive up to $10,000 for a semester abroad and up to $20,000 for a year abroad. In return, they commit to working for the federal government for at least one year upon graduation.
"This is a prestigious scholarship and we have had a very high success rate," said Cindy Kraft, assistant director of the CU Study Abroad program. "While fewer than 15 percent of applicants received awards at the national level, 50 percent of the CU applicants received awards for the 2009-2010 year."
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