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Students Win Boren Awards to Study Languages Critical to National Security

The University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced two UK students will study critical languages on scholarship in 2014-15. Cassidy Henry, a graduate student at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce from Navarre, Fla., has been awarded a National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship of up to $30,000 to study Russian in Irkutsk and Vladivostok, Russia. Henry is one of 106 graduate student award winners selected nationally from a pool of 497 applicants. Samuel Northrup, a political science and international studies junior from Wilmore, Ky., has been awarded a NSEP David L. Boren Scholarship of up to $20,000 to study Arabic in Amman, Jordan. Northrup is one of 165 undergraduate award winners selected nationally from a pool of 868 applicants. Read more from UKnow.