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UNI student awarded Boren Scholarship for international study

May 9, 2013

Yana Cornish, director of study abroad programs, Study Abroad Center, 319-273-7078,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student Angela Wrage was awarded a 2013 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship.

Wrage, a senior chemistry and biology major from Gladbrook, Iowa, will spend an academic year taking courses at Fatih University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is one of 161 award winners selected from a pool of 947 applicants.

David L. Boren Scholarships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Boren awards provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of the U.S. In exchange for funding, Boren award recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year.

For more information on the Boren Scholarship, visit