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Tulane students receive nationally competitive Boren Awards to study abroad

Publication date

April 24, 2019 8:45 PM


Tess Martin

The Institute of International Education awarded Boren Scholarships to three Tulane University undergraduate students to fund their international studies. With the support of the Boren Scholarship, Maura “Skye” Turner and Grant Little will study in Brazil, and Kathryn Latham will study in Senegal.

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad programs. These include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

All three students are part of Tulane’s Altman Program in International Studies and Business, which is a four-year program that integrates liberal arts and business disciplines with focus on language skills and study abroad experiences.

Skye Turner is a finance and economics student, and her Boren scholarship will support an entire academic year of study in Brazil to enhance her language skills and her field-specific knowledge.

Also studying in Brazil, Grant Little will use the Boren Scholarship to support his semester abroad. At Tulane, Grant studies management and sociology.

Kathryn Latham is studying abroad in Senegal with the support of the Boren scholarship, and she is a finance and political science student with a focus in international relations.

The Honors Program congratulates Grant, Kathryn, and Skye for being named Boren Scholars for 2019-2020.