Hunter Gross ’15 Wins Prestigious Boren Scholarship
Hunter Gross, a junior in the Macaulay Honors College and the Chinese Flagship Program at Hunter, has won a Boren Scholarship for his Flagship Capstone year of study in China. The Boren Scholarship is an extremely competitive grant from the National Security Education Program, designed to encourage undergraduates to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security.
Gross is pursuing a double major in Mandarin Chinese and political science. Last year, he won a Critical Language Scholarship to study advanced Mandarin in Qingdao, China, and in 2012, he completed the Harvard Beijing Academy's Chinese summer immersion program. He plans to earn a master's in international relations and a law degree, with the hope of pursuing a career in U.S.-China relations.
The Chinese Flagship Program strives to graduate students with a professional level of proficiency in Chinese language and culture. Most Flagship students study abroad at least twice during their time in the program, and their Flagship Capstone year offers the opportunity to study in a Chinese university and intern at a Chinese business or organization.