Hylton Receives Boren Scholarship
Clark School senior Erin Hylton, a civil engineering major, has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship for International Study, funded by the National Security Education Program. Boren Scholarships provide opportunities for undergraduates to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests.
Erin will spend her first semester this fall studying at the Pontifica Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the second semester at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a masters degree in environmental engineering and likely a second public policy-related masters degree, as well. The Boren Scholarship also comes with a one year public service requirement that Erin plans to fulfill at either the State Department or USAID.
Erin is a senior in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, following the Environmental and Water Resources track. Erin was the past president of the Engineers Without Borders University of Maryland Chapter and also led the Maryland Sustainability Engineering student organization. She is an Honors student, a Banneker-Key Scholar, and an alumna of the Federal Semester Energy and Environmental Policy Program.
Erin has achieved many accomplishments including receiving the Clark School’s International Award and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair's Award, and studying abroad at the Danish Technical University for a semester.
With 10 undergraduate awardees this year, the University of Maryland ranks #1 in Boren Scholarships nationally.
Published April 28, 2013