Emily Burke of Morris Plains, who recently graduated from the University of Maryland, has been awarded a prestigious Boren Scholarship to continue her studies next year in Turkey.
Boren Scholarships, awarded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) to support international study, can cover up to $20,000 of the student's expenses. Burke was one of 151 students nationally to receive the scholarship.
Burke attended Morristown High School, graduating in 2007. At the University of Maryland, she earned a double degree in Government & Politics and History, and a Terrorism Studies minor.
Burke has already completed internships in Congress, the State Department and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She received a Career Development Scholarship from the Department of Homeland Security and a University of Maryland President’s Scholarship.
Boren Scholarships recipients are chosen from fields of study that the U.S. government considers critical to national security and interests. Burke will be studying at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey for the 2011-2012 academic year. She will be required to work one year for the federal government upon completion of her studies.