Four UGA 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 environmental engineering in the College of Engineering; Aaron Rawls, a junior and Army ROTC cadet from Hawkinsville, majoring in international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs and minoring in military science; and Rebekah Worick, a junior from Dahlonega, majoring in international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs.
Goodhue was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Wolof, a language commonly spoken in Senegal and to take classes in French and international development in Senegal through NSEP’s African Flagship Languages Initiative. Keen will study Swahili and complete an internship in Tanzania, also through the African Flagship Languages Initiative. Rawls will study Portuguese at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Worick was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Pashto in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, as part of the American Councils Eurasian Regional Language Program.