Kay awarded State Department scholarship

Aug. 31, 2013 @ 10:39 PM


Richard Kay of Cary has been awarded a scholarship from the State Department’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth program to study the Russian language in Russia for a year.

The program was launched in 2006 to provide opportunities to youth to study less commonly taught languages in an overseas immersion program.

Kay joins approximately 625 others who have been awarded scholarships for 2013-2014 to study languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish.

He will be living with a family in Kazan and will take classes at the Kazan Federated Union.

The scholarship covers all program costs, including domestic and international travel, tuition and related costs, language testing, educational and cultural activities focused on language learning, orientations, meals and accommodations.

He is the son of Jim and Laura Kay and the grandson of John and Cappye Headman, the late Dick Johnson, Dan and Jeni Kay and Connie Sabella.