Scholar receives Boren Scholarship

(June 13, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior Michael Zeller will spend the next academic year studying at Moscow State University in Russia after receiving a Boren Scholarship.
Scholar receives Boren Scholarship

Junior Michael Zeller

Michael Zeller will add to his study abroad experiences and return to Russia for the upcoming academic year.

Each Boren Scholar undergraduate goes abroad to a critical country to study its language and culture. Awards are for up to one academic year. Boren Scholars demonstrate their merit for an award of up to $20,000 in part by committing to work for the U.S. Government for at least 1 year.

Zeller will be using his Boren Scholarship to study at Moscow State University (the former Soviet Union's preeminent academic institution) and intern with a Moscow-based NGO advocating for civil liberties.

Zeller spent four weeks at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations in 2010, will soon leave to complete independent research focusing on Winston Churchill in England with both the David Herschberg Scholarship for International Study and the Etscorn International Summer Research Award, and after returning from Russia with the Boren Scholarship will spend five weeks in the People's Republic of China in 2012.

Zeller is a political science and history double major and Russian studies minor at the University of Louisville.