A University of Pittsburgh student from Germantown will travel to China to study Mandarin after receiving a scholarship.
Abigail Majane, a junior with majors in political science and Chinese and a minor in economics, has received a David L. Boren Scholarship through the National Security Education Program and the Institute of International Education. Majane is one of three undergraduate students from the school to receive the award.
Scholarship recipients must promise to spend at least one year working for the federal government after finishing school. Majane wants to work for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, where she has completed an internship, according to a release from the school.
Five other University of Pittsburgh students and a 2013 graduate also received scholarships from the State Department to study languages in China, India, Tajikistan and Turkey, part of an effort to increase the number of Americans studying critical languages.