Korean Language Flagship Student Receives Prestigious Boren Scholarship

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Korean Language Flagship Center (KLFC) is proud to announce that Eloise Morris will receive the prestigious national Boren Scholarship. The scholarship will support her 2017-2018 KLFC Overseas Capstone Program at Korea University in Seoul. Boren Scholarships are an initiative of the National Security Education Program and provide unique funding opportunities for American undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to the national security of the United States.

Originally from Colorado, Morris received the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Upon entering UHM, Morris chose to major in Korean Flagship (‘BA in Korean for Professional’). She realizes the importance of proficiency in the target language for government intelligence. After completing her BA, Morris hopes to put her Korean language skills to use by serving in the federal government in a position with national security responsibilities.

Morris looks forward to traveling to Washington, DC to receive the award in June. She now joins earlier Korean Language Flagship Center Boren scholars: Danica Lim (2009), Bowha Kang (2010), Tyler Miyashiro (2013), and Ryan Tanaka (2016).

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The College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature (one of the four Arts & Sciences colleges) of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa offers a broad curriculum in English, foreign and heritage languages and literatures, second language studies, and linguistics. Its Asia and Pacific focused curricula is unique in the nation and its faculty regularly teaches more than 25 languages.

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