on December 20, 2016 on 12/20/16

STEM Student Awarded FEA Scholarship

“Charles Bollig is a perfect example. Bollig, who is majoring in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science, understands the meaning of doing his research, talking to the Study Abroad staff and peer advisors, and just plain hard work. His efforts resulted in Bollig applying for and successfully being awarded not only one, but two study abroad scholarships: the Boren Scholarship and the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA). Both scholarships aid underrepresented students in underrepresented areas of study abroad throughout the world. The Boren also focuses on the study of critical language; preference is given to those who propose to study languages in countries or in fields of study that are deemed “critical to national security.”

Upon completing their study abroad programs, students who receive the Boren are expected to complete a service requirement stipulating that award recipients will work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities.  Bollig is in the process of determining the agency where he will complete his NSEP service requirement. Working in this capacity will “provide me with an experience that will support my future goals as an entrepreneur.”

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