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.