NH Student Wins Scholarship
To Study Abroad
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
May 19, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – Edward “Joe” Naughton, a junior
at the University of New Hampshire, has been awarded a National
Security Education Program (NESP) scholarship to study in Russia.
Naughton is a Russian and international affairs major.
Naughton, of Madison, Conn., will study in Moscow through this summer
and the fall semester. He will spend the summer studying Russian
language and culture through the University of Arizona’s study
abroad program at the Moscow Humanities University, and in the fall
he will study language, culture and politics at the Russian State
University for the Humanities.
The NESP was established by the National Security Education Act
of 1991. It provides scholarships to students for study abroad in
world areas critical to U.S. national security to increase their
knowledge of and competencies in other languages and cultures. This
highly-selective program sends students to programs in Asia, Africa,
Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, and
the Middle East.
As the recipient of a scholarship, Naughton must complete a service
requirement upon his return by working either for an office or agency
of the federal government involved in national security affairs
or in higher education.
UNH student Sarah Pratt won an NSEP scholarship last year and is
currently studying in Jordan.