Honor's and Asian Religions and Cultures major Sara Moody received a Foundation for Global Scholars Award in 2011. That award funded her research trip to India where she completed an internship for a social work organization in Madras that plans advocacy and group therapy sessions for a Human Trafficking program. While there, she also took a course at the Foundation for Ecological Research Advocacy and Learning in India.
Asian Religions and Cultures major Kevin Worthy is the first WKU student received a Boren Scholarship for International Study. This highly competitive fellowship provides up to $20,000.00 to undergraduate students to study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Boren Scholarship will fund Kevin's Captsone year in Nanjing.
Daniel Shouse, a senior Asian Religions and Cultures major, received a FUSE grant from Western Kentucky University to conduct research on the Tamil Diaspora communities in Singapore. He will be presenting his findings at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, the premier academic venue for Asia Studies, in March 2013.
Asian Religions and Cultures student Rebecca Center received highly competitive Critical Language Scholarships to further her already high language competency in Chinese by studying in China. The Scholarships offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages and are administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
J.P. Stovall, a senior Asian Religions and Cultures major, received a second Critical Language Scholarships to further his study of Chinese in Chia. Along with receiving these two fellowships, J.P. received both a Boren Scholarship and a highly competitive Fulbright Fellowship to study and conduct research in Asia and Latin America.