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Alumnus Ryan Sylvester to present on Boren Awards program

Posted on April 04, 2017

Monday, April 10 | 3 p.m. | LI 103

MSUM alumnus Ryan Sylvester will present information on the National Security Education Program-David L. Boren Awards. This program is designed to bring a diverse range of people (by academic discipline) into national security public service. These grants allow U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. 

Boren welcomes innovative proposals from all disciplines and not solely limited to traditional political science or international studies majors. There are very helpful hiring preferences and support provided to awardees which are key to getting hired within the federal government workforce.

Students considering graduate school and who are interested in studying abroad are invited to attend this information session on Monday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in Library 103.

Ryan Sylvester completed a Boren Fellowship in Cairo, Egypt, and will discuss the program and share aspects of his personal experience.  Refreshments will be served.


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