Texas Tech University

Dingus Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Meghan Miskin for Fall 2017

Meghan Miskin

As one of the first students to declare her major in the Global Studies program at TTU, Meghan Miskin was eager to apply her love for history, culture, and world travel. She grew up in a household that embraced cultural exchange and missionary work. Meghan wanted to make a difference in the world. Three years ago Meghan Miskin decided to travel to Russia with a campus organization called CRU. The decision changed her life and career plans. “I fell in love with the people, the language, and the history of Russia.” It is a beautiful place with very genuine people.” This experience led her to travel back to Russia two more times during her undergraduate studies. While studying at TTU, Miskin also participated in the Model UN competition. This unique experience paired with her love of culture and languages developed a passion to pursue an internationally focused career path. After graduation, Miskin made the decision to pursue a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics with a certificate to teach ESL. Her goal is to live abroad, teaching English while pursuing a position that will allow her to do some sort of social work to help specific groups of people. If she could live anywhere in the world, she would choose Jordan. “Yes, it is a desert, but the people are kind and the language is beautiful.” “I am slowly trying to learn the language and I think it would be a wonderful place to live and try to help people.”

The Dingus Memorial Scholarship is awarded each August for the academic year to a student who is majoring in areas related to Political Science, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Law, Mass Communications, or History. The student must demonstrate a deep interest in international relations, the UN, and have a financial need. The scholarship application opens in March.