UMaine students receive Boren Awards

Two University of Maine graduate students have been awarded the Boren Fellowship and one undergraduate student is an alternate for the Boren Scholarship.

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students who plan a career in public service. The $24,000 fellowship funds 37 to 52 weeks of language study abroad. 

Melissa Garand of Manchester, Maine, a 4+1 international affairs, French and Honors undergraduate, and SPIA global policy graduate student has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Arabic in Amman, Jordan.

Dakota Gramour of Houlton, Maine, a master’s student in history, has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Polish in Krakow.

Marco D’Amato of Rockport, Maine, a sophomore in international affairs and Honors, is an alternate for a Boren Scholarship to study Turkish in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

The Institute of International Education will work with these students to determine when it is safe for them to travel and start their programs.

The last Boren Fellowship and Boren Scholarship were awarded to UMaine students in 1999 and 1994, respectively. The applications are coordinated by UMaine’s Office of Major Scholarships.

Contact: Margaret Nagle, 207.581.3745