Princeton student and Shreveport, LA native wins Boren Scholarship
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,” Vitter said.
Awarded to undergraduate students from the U.S., Boren Scholarships allow students to study less commonly taught languages and regions that are vital to our national security, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Recipients receive experience in an international environment, which helps students develop cultural expertise that is critical for U.S. federal government employees.
Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation in exchange for their funding. Over 3,000 NSEP award recipients have joined the Federal Government since the program’s creation in 1991.