International/Middle East Area Studies BS, 2010
Receiving the NSEP award was a bittersweet moment. I had recently learned I would have to start my active duty in the military instead of spending a year abroad in the Middle East and would not be able to accept the award. However, I was still very honored to receive such a prestigious award and learn that my hard work was indeed recognized. I will be certain to apply for the NSEP - Boren Fellowship when I attend Graduate School.