Celia Cusick

2020 Boren Scholar

Celia Cusick

Celia Cusick

Celia Cusick has earned a Boren Scholarship to study the Croatian language and culture at the Croaticum Institute in Zagreb, Croatia.

Boren Scholarships, sponsored by the US National Security Education Program (NSEP), provide undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study with funding for up to one year of immersive study abroad in languages and regions of interest to U.S. national security.

This award is the culmination of hard work, dedication and perseverance. I am excited to begin the next chapter of my life with the opportunity to continue to broaden my perspectives and horizons. Thank you to my departments (Philosophy and Political Science) for your mentorship and encouragement!"

Collegiate Experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May 2020 with degrees in political science and philosophy

    Additional Awards:

    • McConnell Scholar (2016-2020), Congressional Bundestag Exchange for Young Professionals Award recipient and Fulbright semifinalist for Luxembourg

Inspired By

Julie Bunck has been an absolute rockstar in this process! She worked closely with me on all the applications I completed during my senior year. She provided valuable advice and counsel when considering which award to accept as well. I would not have been successful in this application process without her.

Hometown Information

  • Hometown:

    Elizabethtown, KY
  • High school:

    Elizabethtown High School (2016)

  • Parents:

    Renee and William Dennison of Elizabethtown, KY, and Conor and Peggy Cusick of Catonsville, MD