DePauw University

04/17/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/16/2018 22:25

Chelsea Conard '18 Receives US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

April 17, 2018

Chelsea F. Conard, a senior at DePauw University. has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and will travel to China this summer for an intensive language and cultural immersion program at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the CLS Program offers intensive summer language institutes in 14 critical foreign languages. It is intended to help broaden the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages while building relationships between people of the United States and other countries.

Conard is an economics major and is minoring in Chinese, French, and computer science. A Management Fellow and Information Technology Associate, she is the president of the Women in Economics and Business organization. Two years ago she was awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship.

While in China, Conard will fulfill her Boren Scholarship service commitment, working full-time with the Department of Homeland Security.

DePauw senior Miranda Dafoe received an honorable mention in the scholarship competition.

Learn more about the CLS here.