Macey Mayes

2018 Boren Scholar

Macey Mayes

Macey Mayes

Macey Mayes has earned a Boren Scholarship to study the Indonesian language and culture. After spending part of the summer in 2018 at the University of Wisconsin, she will travel to the State University of Malang in Indonesia to study the language further.

Boren Scholarships are part of the National Security Education Program and provide funds for college students to study languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. The students typically travel to Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

I am honored to have received the Boren Scholarship, which has granted me this opportunity to live and learn in Indonesia—a vibrant country full of unparalleled religious and cultural diversity. At UofL, I have spent ample time studying the politics and culture of Southeast Asia and it is thrilling to know these academic interests will soon be realized in a real-life experience.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May, 2018, with a degree in political science from the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Additional Awards:

    • McConnell Scholar
    • Student Government Association

Inspired By

Special thanks to Michael Fowler, GlyptusAnn Grider-Jones, Anne Caldwell, Patricia Condon, Bethany Smith, and Charlie Leonard! Your guidance, support, and kind words were essential throughout this process and my gratitude knows no bounds.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Central City, Kentucky
  • High school:

    Muhlenberg County High School (2014)
  • Parents:

    Amy Luttrell of Central City and Jerry Mayes of Beaver Dam