NWU Senior Wins Critical Language Scholarship to Study in Indonesia

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Sarah Hotovy has been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship.

The prestigious scholarship provides funding for students to attend an intensive summer language institute overseas.

Hotovy will spend her summer in Malang, Indonesia, where she will attend language classes, followed by individualized tutoring and group activities with other students in the program.

This will be Hotovy’s second visit to Indonesia. Last summer, the biochemistry, molecular biology and political science triple major was one of 10 U.S. undergraduate students selected for the Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program, where she spent two months interning at a NGO dedicated to protecting the rights of street children.

Following her summer in Indonesia, Hotovy hopes to work abroad or in Washington, D.C. before attending graduate school where she wants to study international development or global public health.

The U.S. Department of State awarded 631 Critical Language Scholarships this year. Approximately 5,200 students applied for the scholarship.

Earlier this year, Hotovy was named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. At Nebraska Wesleyan, she is active in the University Choir, Student Affairs Senate, Global Service Learning, the women’s golf team, and the University’s Board of Governors.

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Sarah Hotovy will spend her summer in Indonesia thanks to a Critical Language Scholarship.