Two IUB students awarded Boren Scholarships
Press Release: May 14, 2012
IUB students Kirsten Douglass and Timothy Hoffelder have been awarded 2012-13 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships for study abroad.
Douglass, a junior majoring in International Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Arabic language track), will study in Amman, Jordan, for the academic year. Hoffelder, a junior majoring in Linguistics and French, will spend the academic year in Zanzibar, Tanzania, with the Swahili Flagship program.
Douglass and Hoffelder were two of 161 Boren award recipients from a pool of more than 1000 applicants this year.
IU students Jeremy Eckert and Titilayo Rasaki were two of 96 students selected as alternates for Boren awards. Eckert, a Linguistics and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Arabic language track) major, will study in Amman, Jordan, for the academic year. Titilayo, a senior in the Individualized Major Program, will study in Amman, Jordan, for the summer and fall of 2012.
The Boren Scholarships offer unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholarships provide funding of up to $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for an academic year abroad.
For more information about Boren Scholarships, visit BorenAwards.org.
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