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NORMAN – A fifth University of Oklahoma student has won the Boren Award for International Study, sponsored by the National Security Education Program. Four OU students were notified they received the award in May.
Ben Carlson, the son of Andrew and Gretchen Carlson of Norman, is pursuing a degree in international and area studies with minors in Chinese, economics and history. He plans to spend the spring 2014 semester at Beijing Normal University and study Chinese. His career goal is to work for the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service officer.
Boren Scholarships, named for David L. Boren, OU’s 13th president and a former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator, focus on geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. The awards provide up to $20,000 in funding to undergraduate students to study abroad.