Two current UGA students and two recent graduates were awarded national scholarships to travel abroad and study foreign languages deemed essential to the U.S. in fostering international relations.
Seniors Matthew Anderson and Lee Moore are recipients of the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship. Spring 2006 graduates Jennifer Bartmess and Fareed Abdullah received Critical Languages Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.
“I am very pleased that our students are receiving such prestigious scholarships supporting study abroad in languages critical to U.S. security,” said David Williams, director of UGA’s Honors Program. “It is most important that our best and brightest pursue such studies, which are not only vital to national interest but also to promoting global understanding.”
The Boren Scholarships cover the full academic year or one semester, based on the student’s study-abroad proposal. Recipients agree to work for one year for the departments of homeland security, defense, state or the intelligence community. The Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for study of languages such as Arabic, Hindi and Turkish at American Overseas Research Centers.