Political Science Undergrad Awarded Coveted Language Scholarship
Truman School Students Named Critical Language Scholar and Alternate.  
Scholar: Madison Arenaz
  • Freshman studying journalism and political science from Piggott, Arkansas.
  • Language: Russian

“I'm most excited about practicing Russian language in a more immersive environment. It's one thing to study a language, but to be able to live alongside native speakers is a really rare experience, and I'm so grateful for it.”


Alternate: Liliana Perez
  • Freshman studying political science and Spanish from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Language: Spark Arabic

“Having the opportunity to be a finalist for the Critical Language Scholarship is very exciting because I plan on being an immigration lawyer one day, which is a career where knowing more languages would be beneficial in being able to help more people navigate the immigration system.”


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Undergraduate students awarded Critical Language Scholarships // Show Me Mizzou // University of Missouri