“Evan Gearino (International Studies and Economics) earned an undergraduate scholarship. He will study Arabic in Jordan. Tara Di Cassio (International Studies) earned a graduate fellowship to study Arabic in Jordan. Both students expressed their gratitude to Arabic section coordinator and lecturer Jodi Khater for her dedication to teaching, her advice and counsel. They say she was instrumental in the application process, spent years cultivating their skills in Arabic, facilitated their study abroad in Jordan, and worked with each of them at length on their Boren applications.”
Boren Fellowships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Boren Awards provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of our nation. In exchange for funding, Boren award recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year. This year, only 165 awards were offered from a pool of 868 applicants.
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