Four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students have won prestigious scholarships and fellowships to travel abroad to learn cultures and languages that are critical to the United States’ future security and stability. One of those students, Jonathan Barsness, a doctoral student in political science, has won two different awards.
Barsness, of Seattle, has received a David L. Boren Fellowship to study in Jordan.
In addition, Barsness and three other students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships for the summer. This is tied for the most Critical Language Scholarship recipients awarded in a single year in UT history. The other recipients are: