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Former Boren Recipients & Candidates

Alexia Gaines (B.S. ‘19) is a recipient of the 2015-2016 Boren Scholarship to study in South Korea. Alexia is an Electrical Engineering student in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. While in Korea, Alexia will study at Korea University in Seoul in order to increase her knowledge of the Korean language. At UC, Alexia has been involved as a Campus Tour Guide, a member of the AACRC Gospel Choir, and an Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society Member. Alexia is a member of the University Honors Program and is a recipient of a Darwin T. Turner Plus Scholarship and a Cincinnatus University Scholarship. After she graduates from UC, Alexia plans to merge her interest in languages with the technical knowledge of Electrical Engineering in order to pursue a career in a government agency or other aspect of the security industry.


Jacob Fessler will travel to Mozambique for the 2014 fall semester to study Portuguese. Jacob is a major in International Affairs. He is interested in eventually working in the foreign service in international development/aid or national security.


Hannah Randolph ('16) will spend the 2014-15 academic year studying at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, studying Mandarin. Hannah is a major in economics and international affairs with a minor in mathematics; she expects to graduate in Spring 2016. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in Economics, ultimately becoming becoming a foreign service officer with the US Department of State.


Kyle Quinn, Boren Scholar

Kyle Quinn ('13), an accounting student in the Lindner College of Business and a member of the Lindner Honors Plus Program, is a recipient of the Boren Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Boren Scholarship provides students the oppotunity to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Kyle is spending his last year as an undergraduate studying at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil and perfecting his Portuguese. Kyle has an interest in social stustainability projects and wrote about the potential threat of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to U.S. national financial security in his Boren Application. Kyle hopes to become a U.S. Diplomat after graduation. Click here for Kyle's blog!