Three Hunter Chinese Flagship Students Won Prestigious Boren Scholarships
Hunter Chinese Flagship students, Dillon O'Connor, Rossi Petrova, and Crystal Yeh have all won prestigious Boren scholarships to support their Flagship Capstone year study in China starting in fall 2013. Each student will receive up to $20,000. The Boren scholarship is an extremely competitive grant from the National Security Education Program designed to encourage undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.
The Chinese Flagship Program strives to graduate students with a professional level proficiency in Chinese language and culture. The Flagship Capstone year provides students an opportunity to study in a Chinese institution and take part in an internship in a Chinese based business/organization related to their professional interests.
Sophomore Crystal Yeh is passionate about environmental protection and hopes to become a policy maker so she can help to promote the creation of sustainable environments for future generations to come.
Dillon O'Connor and Rossi Petrova are both juniors pursuing double majors in political science and Chinese. They are both considering government careers.
Prof. Der-lin Chao, principal investigator and director of the Chinese Flagship Program, served as advisor to the students.
Elizabeth Sachs, Director of the Office of Education Abroad, is the Boren scholarship advisor at Hunter College.