The Boren Scholarship will help Georgia Fox ’22 hone her linguistic and cultural skills while studying French in Dakar, Senegal. "/> Skip to main content
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Georgia Fox ’22 is the first Carthage student selected for the Boren Scholarship

By Student Fellowships

April 20, 2020

Georgia Fox ’22 with her host family in Costa Rica.Georgia Fox ’22 with her host family in Costa Rica.Planning a career in international development, Georgia Fox ’22 will have the chance to hone her linguistic and cultural skills while studying French in Dakar, Senegal with the support of the Boren Scholarship.

The Boren Scholarship is a highly competitive grant and part of the National Security Education Program, which supports U.S. students to study languages and cultures underrepresented in study abroad participation and to improve cultural understanding, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness, and enhance international cooperation and security. Georgia is the first Carthage student to be selected for this prestigious award.

Coming from her hometown of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Georgia enrolled at Carthage to major in French and economics. She serves as a tutor in the Economics Department and is a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team. In addition to her focus on French language, she pursued an opportunity to develop Spanish-language skills through a J-Term course in Costa Rica.

The Boren Scholarship will support her intensive study of French and Wolof through the African Flagship Languages Initiative, as well as an academic program on development studies in Dakar. She will spend the fall and spring semesters living with French and Wolof-speaking host families. Georgia anticipates that this experience will draw her closer to her professional goals, saying, “Studying abroad in Senegal and improving my French would put me on track for a career aiding in the sustainable development of emerging economies.” As a condition of the award, Boren Scholars are expected to seek employment in public service.

Boren LogoAfter she returns from Senegal, Georgia intends to complete her senior theses in French and economics and pursue a doctorate in economics before serving as a sustainable economic development official in a federal or international agency. Congratulations to Georgia Fox on receiving a Boren Scholarship!