Nine University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduates are receiving David L. Boren Scholarships to fund their study abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. Also, one UW–Madison graduate student is receiving a Boren Fellowship, which supports dissertation research and language study.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), a federal initiative designed to broaden the 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 the nation. In exchange for funding, Boren award recipients agree to work for at least one year in a federal government position with national security responsibilities.
“The National Security Education Program represents an essential component of a comprehensive national security strategy to address serious and long-time deficiencies in critical language expertise,” says NSEP Director Michael A. Nugent.