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Banner Year for AU Scholarship Winners

By Mike Unger

From left: Boren winners Malina Keutel, Amber Jolla, Grant Livingston, Monica Sok, Amanda Osborn

From left: Boren winners Malina Keutel, Amber Jolla, Grant Livingston, Monica Sok, Amanda Osborn (Photo: Jeff Watts)

A record number of Boren and Bosch winners highlight this year’s impressive slate of American University scholarship winners.

“At a time when more and more applicants across the country are competing for nationally competitive scholarships, AU students continue to excel in an impressive range of competitions,” said Paula Warrick, director of the Career Center’s Office of Merit Awards.  

AU students won 12 Boren Fellowships, and six are alternates. Funded by the National Security Education Program, Borens provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. 

The Boren winners are:

  • Ryan Carroll, BA/SIS
  • Kaitlyn Coogan, BA/SIS
  • Amber Jolla, BA/SIS
  • Malina Keutel, BA/SIS
  • Grant Livingston, BA/SIS
  • Amanda Osborn, BA/SOC
  • Monica Sok, BA/SIS
  • Crystal Corman, MA/SIS
  • Amy Doherty, MA/SIS
  • Nicholas Heras, MA/SIS
  • Madeline Kristoff, MA/SIS
  • Menwyelet Melat, MA/SIS

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers 20 accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. AU’s Bosch winners are:

  • David Courchaine, JD/WCL
  • Rebecca Ernest, MA/SIS

Among the other scholarships AU students won:

  • Charles Rangel Fellowship
  • Critical Language Scholarship
  • DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship
  • DAAD Study Scholarship
  • French Teaching Assistantship
  • Fulbright Grant
  • George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholar
  • Gilman Scholarship
  • Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship
  • Killam Fellowship
  • Morgan Stanley Scholarship for Study in Japan
  • NIST SURF Fellowship
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship
  • Reynolds Fellowship
  • RISE Scholarship
  • Rotary Scholarship
  • Scoville Peace Fellowship
  • Truman Scholarship
  • Udall Scholarship

“I think several factors contribute to our extraordinary success,” Warrick said. “The talent of our applicants themselves, their work ethic and engagement in activities, the important contributions of the students’ faculty mentors, and the experience level and dedication of our staff.”