2014 Boren Scholarship Applicants
Ann Marie Hager
Political Science, BA ’15, Honors
Ann Marie started learning Arabic in her first year at Drexel and hopes to use the Boren Scholarship to enroll in the CIEE program at Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Amman, Jordan. Ann Marie previously studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and participated in the “Drexel in London + Amman: Summer Studies in Peace & Conflict” program.
International Area Studies, BA ’15, Honors
Jen is proposing to study at the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil and to learn more about microfinance and public health initiatives in the city. Jen is no stranger to international experiences, she has spent a combined 14 months in the Middle East both studying and co-oping abroad.
International Area Studies, BA ’17
Ethan has been studying Mandarin Chinese since high school and spent the summer before coming to Drexel in rural China teaching English. For the Boren Scholarship, he is planning to spend nine months in Shanghai, China taking both Chinese and business classes.
The Boren Awards, established by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), are designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Established by Congress in 1991, the Boren Awards provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information please email Cindy Schaarschmidt, Asst. Dir. Fellowships Office.