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  • Drexel Sends First Dragon to Kazakhstan

    August 3, 2016
    For the first time ever, a Drexel student will study in Kazakhstan on a sponsored program or fellowship. Caitlin Walczyk, a pre-junior with a double major in international area studies and political science from the College of Arts and Sciences, will make Drexel history in the upcoming academic year when she spends nine months in the country as a Boren Awards honoree. The scholarship supports students who want to study a language and work in regions critical to United States interests, which is why Walczyk will study the Russian language and post-Soviet history and culture at the... Read More
  • Clark student wins prestigious Boren Scholarship

    August 2, 2016
    Thomas Hutto ’17 walked into a Chinese 101 class his first year at Clark University. His goal was to complete the language requirement, but he left the course with a passion for a culture a world away from where he grew up and an eye toward incredible opportunities there. Hutto, an economics major from Louisville, Kentucky, recently won a prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship that he’s using to further his love for the culture by becoming proficient in Chinese. To do that, he’s using the Boren award money to intensively study the language this summer at Yunan... Read More
  • UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student and alumna receive Boren Fellowships

    July 20, 2016
    (Chapel Hill, N.C.—July 20, 2016) – Christine Kim, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student, and Julia Tenyotkin, a Carolina alumna, have each been awarded the National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Fellowship, which supports fields of study, particularly languages, identified as critical to United States national security. Valued at up to $30,000, Boren scholarships are awarded to graduate students in exchange for their commitment to pursue work in federal government departments like defense, homeland security and state or intelligence agencies after... Read More
  • Schoeman is UNG's second Boren Scholar of 2016

    July 14, 2016
    Strauss Schoeman, a junior at the University of North Georgia (UNG), has been awarded a prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship, a national award to study abroad worth up to $20,000 that is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. Schoeman, a computer science major, and two other UNG juniors also received a scholarship to study for a year at ZheJiang Normal University in Jinhua, courtesy of Chinese Government Scholarships from the Consulate in Houston and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Schoeman plans to tutor Chinese students in English while in China, and... Read More
  • Tulane University Altman scholar learns language and business in Senegal

    June 23, 2016
    Amanda Verdi’s study abroad experience will be a little out of the ordinary. Through the Tulane University Altman Program in International Studies and Business, Verdi will spend the fall semester of her junior year in Dakar, Senegal. She chose Senegal because it is an influential U.S. ally in a turbulent region, as well as a place with many service opportunities. The Altman program is a selective four-year undergraduate program that allows students to earn a degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business and another from the School of Liberal Arts.   Verdi... Read More
  • After India stint, Colleen Fagan urges students to see the world

    June 22, 2016
    By Anya Tikka MILFORD — When Milford native Colleen Fagan qualified for a Boren scholarship to study overseas, she planned to go to Nepal to help restore the country after last year's devastating earthquakes. Those plans changed course, and she was offered another international adventure. "I was asked to switch countries to India as the scholarship team wanted to better ensure my safety in the aftermath of the earthquake," Fagan said. She ended up in Jaipur, India, where she studied Hindi at the American Institute of Indian Studies. She made new friends with both locals and the... Read More
  • 5 WKU students receive Boren Scholarships

    May 9, 2016
    All five of WKU’s applicants for David L. Boren Scholarships have received awards that will provide up to $20,000 for a year of study abroad. Sarah Cook of Louisville; Mackenzie Donoghue of Southern Pines, North Carolina; Megan Laffoon of Louisville and Kelly Tursic of Springfield, Ohio, are members of the Chinese Flagship Program and will complete the Capstone Year of their programs in Nanjing or Beijing, China. Ella Shipp of Owensboro will study in the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Jordan. All five are members of the... Read More
  • Princeton student and Shreveport, LA native wins Boren Scholarship

    June 7, 2016
    WASHINGTON D.C. (Office of Senator David Vitter) - On Tuesday, U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) met with Elijah Ash of Shreveport, a 2015 Caddo Magnet High School graduate and freshman undergraduate student majoring in Physics at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.Ash was awarded the Boren Scholarship to spend the summer studying Mandarin at Beijing Normal University with the Princeton in Beijing program.“Elijah is clearly a dedicated and well-rounded student and it’s exciting to see young talented students like him representing Louisiana around the country and abroad,... Read More
  • UNH Student Selected for Highly Competitive Boren National Security Scholarship

    May 17, 2016
    WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- Harrison R. Kaufman of Rockaway, N.J., has enough credits to be a senior at the University of New Haven. But the biochemistry and national security double major isn't graduating this year. He isn't even expected to graduate next year. He hopes to graduate in 2018. That's not because he's had academic problems. Just the opposite, in fact. Kaufman, who has a minor in Arabic, was recently named one of only 105 undergraduates nationwide to be selected for a prestigious, highly competitive David L. Boren Scholarship from the Institute of International Education on behalf... Read More
  • Bryn Mawr student to study Arabic in Morocco as a Boren Scholar

    May 20, 2016
    For Lydia Sanchez '18, the road to her Boren Scholarship began with a trip to Argentina as an exchange student and a Google search.As a Boren Scholar, Lydia will be traveling to Morocco to study at the Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies. She’s hoping to use the experience as preparation for a federal government career in foreign service. In Morocco, Lydia will take courses in modern standard and Moroccan colloquial Arabic, and two other elective courses in disciplines including Middle East and North African studies, political science, religion, women’s studies, history,... Read More
  • Howard Alumna & University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student Angel Mills Wins Boren Fellowship

    April 21, 2016
    WASHINGTON (April 21, 2016) Angel Mills has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Portuguese in São Paulo, Brazil during the 2016-17 academic year. Miss Mills received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Howard University. She is currently a student at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education where she is earning her Masters of Education in the Intercultural Communication Program. David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more... Read More
  • UT Doctoral Candidate Wins Boren Fellowship to Jordan

    May 24, 2016
    Four UT students have won prestigious scholarships and fellowships to travel abroad to learn cultures and languages that are critical to the United States’ future security and stability.One of those students, Jonathan Barsness, a doctoral student in political science, has won two different awards.Barsness, of Seattle, has received a David L. Boren Fellowship to study in Jordan.In addition, Barsness and three other students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships for the summer. This is tied for the most Critical Language Scholarship recipients in UT history. The other... Read More
  • Baylor University Scholar Wins Boren Scholarship to Tanzania

    June 2, 2016
    WACO, Texas (June 2, 2016) — Chase Gottlich, a junior pre-medicine University Scholar from Ormond Beach, Florida, has been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania for the 2016-17 academic year.The Boren Scholarship provides funding for undergraduate students wanting to study uncommon languages in regions that are not often frequented in study abroad programs. It focuses on countries and languages critical to the United States’ interests abroad and includes areas of Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the... Read More
  • Florida State student receives Boren Scholarship to study Azerbaijani

    June 8, 2016
    Eight Florida State University students have received prestigious scholarships that will allow them to travel abroad to study languages deemed critical to the nation’s interests.One student has received the Boren Scholarship, a program of the National Security Education Program, and seven have received the Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.The scholarships are an effort by the federal government to increase the understanding of and continue to forge partnerships with the global community... Read More
  • Four Drexel Students Win 2016 Boren Awards

    April 29, 2016
    Four Drexel students have received prestigious Boren Awards for International Study and one has been selected as an alternate. These students are among just 270 selected nationwide from 1170 applicants. The Boren Awards recognize students who demonstrate strong academic achievement and commitment to study language and work in regions critical to U.S. national interests. We congratulate these students and the faculty mentors who have given them guidance and support along the way. Adam Craig PhD student in Biomedical Engineering Drexel Faculty Mentor: Uri Hershberg  Boren... Read More
  • UVA Arabic Major nets Boren Scholarship

    May 5, 2016
    University of Virginia student Dominick Giovanniello will study Arabic for a year in Amman, Jordan, thanks to a Boren Scholarship, and in exchange, will devote time to government service. Giovanniello, a second-year student double-majoring in Arabic and global security and justice, with a minor in French, will receive $20,000 for a year to study Arabic with CET Academic Programs in Amman. In exchange for Boren Scholarship funding, students commit to work in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. “I am excited to be able to study overseas and cannot wait to do so... Read More
  • CSU, Chico Student Named for Prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship

    May 5, 2016
    Ashley Gebb Public Affairs and Publications 530-898-4435 California State University, Chico student William Walker has won a scholarship that will enable him to study for a year in Taiwan, as he pursues a global education and future career with the federal government. The political science major was named earlier this month as a recipient of the David L. Boren Scholarship, which aims to add important international and language components to students’ educations by facilitating their overseas studies in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Walker will spend the 2016-17 academic year... Read More
  • Four UGA students offered Boren Scholarships

    May 9, 2016
    Athens, Ga. - Four University of Georgia students were awarded Boren Scholarships to study abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program and offer up to $20,000 for language study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.UGA's 2016 Boren Scholarship awardees are:• Carver Goodhue, a junior Honors student and Foundation Fellow from Athens, majoring in anthropology and Romance languages in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences;• Joanna Keen, a senior from Johns Creek, majoring in... Read More
  • Texas Tech student Lauren Finley wins Boren Scholarship

    May 11, 2016
    LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) Two Texas Tech University students are the recipients of prestigious national scholarships they say will impact not only their education but their lives after graduation.Tristan Russo, a sophomore petroleum engineering major from Austin, is one of 125 students throughout the nation awarded a 2016 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship. Russo is a Terry Scholar in the Honors College and just the second Texas Tech student to win the award, which began in 2005. Andrew Alleman was awarded the scholarship in 2012, which... Read More
  • W&M grad awarded fellowship to study Arabic in Oman

    May 19, 2016
    by Marisa Spyker |  May 19, 2016As Austin Spivey ’16 learned as a high school senior studying abroad in Morocco, sometimes it takes an interest in one thing to realize your passion for something entirely different. “I was on a trip studying French language and culture in Casablanca, when I rounded a corner and heard a very animated conversation coming from one of the cafes,” she recalled. “I expected them to be speaking French, but it was actually Arabic. I loved hearing the way the sounds interacted and the tone of the conversation. From then on,... Read More