June 06, 2019
Students Earn International Education Awards To Study Abroad
By Heidi OpdykeMedia Inquiries
Two Carnegie Mellon University students have been recognized by the Institute of International Education Boren Awards program and have been awarded grants to study abroad.
Jacob Feldgoise, a rising junior with a double major in policy and management within Social and Decision Sciences and science, technology and public policy, and a minor in Chinese studies, was awarded one of 244 David L. Boren Scholarships. Shayak Sengupta, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, was awarded one of 106 David L. Boren Fellowships.
Since 1994, over 6,000 students have received Boren Awards. On behalf of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), awards provide opportunities for students to enrich their education by studying overseas in countries critical to U.S. interests.
"The National Security Education Program is helping change the U.S. higher education system and the way Americans approach the study of foreign languages and cultures," said NSEP Director Michael A. Nugent.
Former U.S. Senator David Boren was the principal author of the legislation that created the National Security Education Program and the scholarships and fellowships that bear his name.
"To continue to play a leadership role in the world, it is vital that America's future leaders have a deep understanding of the rest of the world," Boren said. "As we seek to lead through partnerships, understanding of other cultures and languages is absolutely essential."
Carnegie Mellon's Fellowships and Scholarships Office works with students applying for the awards.
Pictured above: Jacob Feldgoise, a rising junior was awarded one of 244 David L. Boren Scholarships.