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Junior Mary Howard Wins Critical Language Scholarship

April 22, 2009

Mary Howard 2010.jpgApril 22, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Mary A. Howard, a DePauw University junior, is the recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship. A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2009.

Howard, who is a double major in economics and English literature at DePauw, will spend the summer in South Korea studying the Korean language at Kyung Hee University and immersing herself in the local culture.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Learn more here.

DePauw University is among the "Top Producers of Fulbright Awards forDePauw Seal.jpg U.S. Students, 2008-09" according to a chart published in the October 24, 2008 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The publication notes that three 2008 DePauw graduates received Fulbright Awards to study and live abroad for a year, and that 17 students at the University applied for the prestigious grants.

DePauw also ranks among the top 10 baccalaureate institutions in the nation for the total number of students who studied abroad in 2006-07, according to the 2008 Open Doors report. Learn more in this story.

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