Weaver Wins Boren Scholarship
Weaver, a sophomore economics for business management major at Occidental College, has been awarded a $6,000 David L. Boren Scholarship to study in the international division of Tokyo’s Waseda University, Occidental’s sister college.
Weaver, a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, will focus on Asian economies and Japanese language and culture. The award from the National Security Education Program is for the 2002-03 academic year.
“During the current recession in Japan, I will study the economic policies used in the national economy,” Weaver said. “In addition, my interest in the Japanese language will lead me to explore the linguistic differences between English and Japanese. Moreover, living with a host family will expose me to areas of Japanese culture that a visitor or tourist cannot experience.”
Upon graduation, Weaver plans to work in Japan, possibly for a business firm or fashion magazine.
The David L. Boren Scholarship is named after the former Oklahoma senator whose David L. Boren Act of 1991 started the Virginia-based NSEP. The legislation created a trust fund to provide for national investment in higher education in international studies and to build a base of expertise that would be available to the government.
Recipients of NSEP scholarships and fellowships incur an obligation to work either in higher education or for an office or agency of the federal government involved in national security affairs. Since 1994, about 1,400 NSEP Scholarship winners have studied in 65 countries.