Boren Recipients

Boren Graduate Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide graduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. Recipients must accept a service requirement to work for the federal government in the national security arena. Learn more about the Boren Fellowships

Year Name Country Discipline Level of Study Language

2014

Christopher Anderson

Georgia

CLAS

Doctoral

Georgian

2014

Sara Gardner*

Turkey

College of Law

Professional Degree

Turkish

2012

Spencer Willardson

Russia

CLAS

Doctoral

Russian

2011

Sophia Akbar

Pakistan

College of Law

Professional Degree

Urdu

2011

Douglas Grane

Kenya

Geography

Doctoral

Kiswahili

2011

Nathan Jackson*

China

College of Law

Professional Degree

Mandarin

2010

Megan Johnson

Tanzania

Higher Education

Doctoral

Swahili

2009

Rachel Sandler

Peru

College of Medicine

Doctoral

Spanish

*Denotes alternate

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. In exchange, recipients accept a service requirement to work for the federal government.

Year Name Hometown Country Discipline Level of Study Language

2013

Joseph Knight*

Peosta, IA

Israel

Sociology

B.A.

Arabic

*Denotes alternate