Princeton Students Receive Prestigious Boren Award
- Abigail Stuth '11, a 2010-11 Boren Scholar and East Asian Studies concentrator, will study at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Beijing, China
- Pinchas Raphael Balsam ’11, a 2009-10 Boren Scholar and Near Eastern Studies concentrator studied at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad in Cairo, Egypt
- Abigail Bowman ’11, a 2009-10 Boren Scholar and Near Eastern Studies concentrator, studied at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey
- Sarah Gershkon ’11, a 2009-10 Boren Scholar and Operations Research and Financial Engineering concentrator, studied at the Russian Flagship Program in St. Petersburg, Russia
Boren Scholarships allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad. In return, scholarship recipients commit a year of service in the federal government.
For the second consecutive year, the Institute of International Education, which administers the awards on behalf of NSEP, received a record number of applications for the undergraduate Boren Scholarship. This year, 925 undergraduate students applied for the Boren Scholarship and 138 were awarded.