Two UT undergraduates nationally recognized by NSEP/Boren Scholarship Program

Rising senior, Paige Scrivener, has received the 2015-16 Boren Scholarship.  Paige is a Global Studies major with a focus on Mandarin and International Business.  Paige received a 2014 Critical Language Scholarship for language training and will use the Boren Scholarship to fund an academic-year long study program in China.  She is also an undergraduate fellow with UT’s Conscious Institute and anticipates applying for the Schwarzman Scholars program in China. Paige was selected as one of 101 undergraduates from across the US to receive nationally competitive Boren Scholarship.

Alina Clay, a rising junior in the College Scholars program, has also been recognized by Boren as a named alternate.  If Alina moves into a scholar position, she will receive full funding to study for an academic year in Estonia.  Alina is pursuing language proficiencies in Russian and Spanish with a particular interest in regional and comparative women’s studies.  She will pursue undergraduate research this summer in Peru with Dr. Jana Morgan and regardless of the final outcome of the Boren will pursue advanced language training and research in Estonia.

Congratulations to both Paige and Alina!

For more information about the Boren Scholarship and other nationally competitive funding opportunities, visit onsf.utk.edu.  The Boren requires students to engage in a campus process.  Students interested in applying for any nationally competitive award are encouraged to meet with ONSF staff and can make an appointment via email: onsf.utk.edu.