Students Awarded Esteemed International Scholarships

KimberlyEverett Kimberly Everett, Junior
Economics Major, Concentration in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (
PPE)

Boren Scholarship, Shanghai, China
Kimberly, an economics major and a student in the University Honors Program, has been awarded a one-year Boren scholarship to study Mandarin and the Chinese economy. She will be in Shanghai for a semester, followed by another in Beijing. The Boren scholarship is part of the National Security Education Program, which seeks to develop our country’s capacity to educate U.S. citizens, understand foreign cultures, strengthen economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation and security.
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Elisha Gentle, Senior
Economics Major(PPE), Minor in Arabic and International Business


Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Cairo, Egypt

Elisha has won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to pursue a master‘s degree at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, in Arabic Studies: Language and Literature. Elisha then plans to pursue a master’s degree in Arab Studies (with an Economics concentration) at Georgetown University, and eventually embark on a career in geo-political risk consulting in Africa and the Middle East.

“My time in Cairo will be punctuated by presentations at local Rotary Clubs and involvement with community service initiatives. Being connected to a large network of Rotarians in the Middle East will, likely, be this experience’s most valuable facet in the long run,” says Elisha

KrishVarma Krish Varma, Junior
Dual Major in Economics (PPE) and Spanish

Critical Languages Scholarship, Jaipur, India
The intensely competitive Department of State Critical Language Scholarship has selected Krish to be part of a 8 week Hindi language acquisition program in India over the summer. The Critical Language Scholarship is funded by the State Department to provide intensive summer language courses in languages of critical need (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Hindi etc.). Krish will study Hindi at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Jaipur, India. The city is in the northern state of Rajasthan and is said to be one of the most beautiful cultural capitals of the country. The students are assigned a host family and attend class for 5–6 hours, Monday–Friday.