Star Student Alert!

University Settlement Adult literacy Program student Sofia Latif was recently featured on the Lehman College website for winning both a  Boren Award and a Critical Language Scholarship! She is also in our program’s College and Career Readiness class as well as Advanced Writing class. Way to go, Sofia!

From Lehman.edu:

About 20 percent of Americans speak more than one language. Sofia Latif, a third-year Lehman student, speaks seven. Now, thanks to a pair of prestigious study-abroad scholarships, she’s being recognized for her linguistic skills—and is receiving some highly coveted opportunities to sharpen them.

This month, Latif was named a recipient of the Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program that funds the study of languages and cultures in regions critical to U.S. interests. She also won a Critical Language Scholarship, a state department program that immerses American college students in intensive instruction of select languages.

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