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Three UGA Honors students were awarded National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for language study abroad during the 2009-10 academic year.

Laura Eaton from Watkinsville and Daniel Jackson from Marietta both are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and Arabic language and literature. Eaton is studying Arabic at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. Jackson is taking courses on the Arabic language at Qasid Institute in Amman, Jordan. Dan Healy, from Milton, is studying both international affairs and Chinese language and literature. He is spending a year at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, where he is pursuing courses in the language, culture and literature of Mandarin Chinese.

The merit-based NSEP Boren Scholarships were created by the National Security Act of 1991. The scholarship aims to give recipients the tools and skills to work in fields deemed important to U.S. national security through the study of less commonly taught foreign languages and immersion in those cultures. In exchange for the travel-study opportunity, the recipients agree to work for one year for the U.S. government.

Information on the NSEP Boren Scholarships is available at http://www.borenawards.org.