Lydia Wilson Receives National Security Education Scholarship

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Public Health student Lydia Wilson recently received the Boren Scholarship, a National Security Education Program that sends students to learn languages in underrepresented countries critical to U.S. interest. After their time spent abroad, scholars are required to serve in the Federal Government for one year. Wilson Plans to serve in the Peace Corps after graduating from Mizzou to complete the federal service requirement, and she eventually hopes to work for the Centers for Disease Control studying communicable diseases in developing countries. Wilson said the process moved slowly at first. “The application process for applying for the Boren is pretty intensive and long. It took me about three months to develop my full application.” She recommends other students stay optimistic through the process and remember why you are applying in the first place. “Having a strong argument as to why you want to study abroad and how that relates to national...

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