Hiram College

Charles “Chuck” Kraus ’09, holds a 3.95 GPA and is double majoring in political science and history. But apparently, that doesn’t keep him busy enough. According to Kimberly Mick, coordinator for study abroad and exchange programs at Hiram, Chuck applied for the NSEP (National Security Education Program) David L. Boren Scholarship to spend a year studying in China.


“Chuck has been awarded $20,000 to attend a Chinese language immersion program hosted by the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing through Associated Colleges in China and administered by Hamilton College,” Mick says.


The program begins September 2, 2008, and ends May 4, 2009. “The (application) process was arduous,” Mick explains, and required the coordination of a team of people from Hiram. “Nozar Alaolmolki also helped Chuck with his essay but most of the credit goes to Chuck,” she says.


Chuck is going to be studying the Mandarin language. Congratulations!