Two SPS Portuguese students have won both Boren Scholarships and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. Benjamin Kanter and Sarah Rinehart received the awards, announced The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in a release earlier this month.
“Benjamin Kantner, a graduate student who is pursuing a M.A. in International Studies with a focus on political ecology in the Brazilian Amazon, will head to Brazil to further his Portuguese language skills” according to the press release. Sarah Rinehart is “…a junior studying public health in the human sciences department, will further her study of Portuguese in Mozambique.” Rinehart elaborated on her experience and goals in a personal statement released by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.
The David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships (External Link) are sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NESP) and provide funding opportunities for US students to study languages and world regions deemed critical to US interests. FLAS Fellowships are year-long scholarships awarded by the Jackson School of International Studies for the purpose of foreign language study.
Congratulations, Sarah and Benjamin!