W&M grad awarded fellowship
Austin Spivey, who graduated from the College of William and Mary this spring, has been awarded the Boren Scholarship and will be studying Arabic in Oman for a year.
The scholarships are given to students who want to study a language in preparation for a career in national security. This year, more than 800 students applied for the 165 scholarships that were awarded.
Spivey hopes to one day work as an interpreter for the CIA or the FBI, and she said the fellowship was a perfect fit for her.
"I thought it was the perfect intersection of my interests because it combines a focus on national security and countries...