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Flagship Programs figure strongly in 2019 Boren scholars

Alan Flurry

A record number of seven University of Georgia undergraduates - including five who participate Flagship Language Programs - were awarded Boren Scholarships this spring, which will allow them to study abroad during the 2019-2020 academic year in world regions critical to U.S. interests:

An initiative of the National Security Education Program, the 2019 Boren Awards will send 244 Boren Scholars and 106 Boren Fellows to live in 39 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. They will study 30 different languages.

Students commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation in exchange for up to $20,000 in funding.

“We are incredibly proud of our Boren Scholars,” said Elizabeth Hughes, a student affairs professional in the UGA Honors Program and the Boren Awards campus representative. “Of the seven UGA recipients, four are in UGA’s Portuguese Flagship Program, one is in UGA’s new Russian Flagship Program, two are ROTC cadets, and one is a student veteran. These numbers reflect strong collaboration across campus.”

UGA has had 56 Boren Scholars to date, and 38 in the last 10 years. This year’s recipients are detailed at the link.

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