May 16, 2012
Sophomore Honors student Logan McDonald has received a coveted Boren Scholarship for study at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. This summer, she will participate in an intensive, Yoruba language program at the University of Florida before leaving for Africa. She will spend a full year at Ibadan, home to 12,000 students. “I’ve always been interested in Africa and public service,” she said. “The scholarship gives me a great opportunity to blend those interests.” The Boren Scholarship program provides funding for U.S. undergraduates to study in areas that are critical to national security, in the broad sense, and underrepresented in study abroad programs. Areas of study include sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. The scholarship requires a commitment to work in the federal government in a national security capacity within three years of graduation. The Institute of International Education administers the Boren Scholarship on behalf of the National Security Education Program. McDonald, who grew up in Portland, Oregon, is a Sullivan scholar in the University Honors program. She is majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Global African Studies. She will resume her studies on campus in the fall of 2013. The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees.
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