Two students receive Boren scholarships

UNG senior and cadet Alexander Ross wants to serve his country as an interpreter. UNG junior Laine Hunt dreams of being a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department. Both have a good chance after receiving David L. Boren Scholarships for 2019.

The scholarship pays up to $20,000 for students to spend up to a full academic year studying abroad. The scholarship also requires recipients to commit to work in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Both students said that a year commitment will give them an advantage.

“I’ve always wanted to work for the government, and the Boren Scholarship is a good way to get my foot in the door,” Hunt said.

First the students will study abroad. Ross, who is from Barnstable, Massachusetts, and is pursuing a degree in Russian, will study Russian in Kazakhstan. Hunt, who is from Macon, Georgia, and is pursuing a degree in international affairs, will study in Arabic Oman.