Four University of Georgia students were awarded Boren Scholarships to study abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program and offer up to $20,000 for language study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.
UGA's 2016 Boren Scholarship awardees are:
- Carver Goodhue, a junior Honors student and Foundation Fellow from Athens, majoring in anthropology and Romance languages in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences;
- Joanna Keen, a senior from Johns Creek, majoring in environmental engineering in the College of Engineering;
- Aaron Rawls, a junior and Army ROTC cadet from Hawkinsville, majoring in international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs and minoring in military science; and
- Rebekah Worick, a junior from Dahlonega, majoring in international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs.
"The exceptional students I work with raise the level and broaden the scope of dialogue surrounding national security issues," said Elizabeth Hughes Sears, Boren Awards campus representative and student affairs professional in the Honors Program. "In their demonstrated commitment to using critical language skills to advance international cooperation, UGA students serve as outstanding representatives of their university, their nation and their generation."