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Matthew Egglin has been named a Boren Scholar. An initiative of the National Security Education Program, Boren Scholarships provide funding for undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Students, who have an interest in federal national security, also commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

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Hometown: Barrington, R.I.

Major: Computer Science and Economics

Minor: Spanish

Activities/Clubs: Investment Club, Spanish Club

About: “My dream job involves working for the federal government on cyber security, especially corporate theft, dealing with non-English speaking countries. For me, the most exciting part of the Boren Scholarship program is the federal service requirement afterward, as it would help me get my foot in the door for diplomatic or foreign service work. I see the Boren Scholarship as the ideal means to wed everything this summer course has to offer - from my technological major to my love of language, into a coherent career helping to protect American interests both at home and abroad.”