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LHU ROTC Cadet Awarded Project Go Russian Language Scholarship

Alexandro Dunkelberger

Alexandro Dunkelberger, a freshman biology major at Lock Haven University and an ROTC cadet with the Bald Eagle Battalion, recently was awarded a University of Pittsburgh Project Go Russian Language Scholarship.   

The University of Pittsburgh’s highly competitive Project Go scholarships provide intensive first- through fourth-year Russian summer language programs to ROTC students nationwide. Over eight weeks, students cover the equivalent of one academic year of language training.   

Pitt Project Go scholarships help students make quick progress toward their degree requirements, provide study abroad opportunities and increase ROTC students’ competitiveness for additional scholarship opportunities – like Boren and Critical Language Scholarships – and when commissioning.   

Scholarship awardees receive: 

  • Full tuition for an 8-credit University of Pittsburgh language course held at Pitt or in Narva, Estonia. In the event that public health conditions require cancellation of in-person programs for 2021, an 8-credit online program covering equivalent course material will be offered.   
  • Full coverage of applicable travel, lodging and textbook costs. 
  • A living stipend to pay for meals during the course.   

CDT Dunkelberger is excited for the experience and hopes that it will lead to more opportunities for him. He always is in pursuit of new skills and beginning to learn Russian could improve his future military career. He enjoys his time with ROTC because of the opportunities it provides and that it allows him to work toward his goal of commissioning into the Army.   

The LHU Bald Eagle Battalion is headquartered in Ulmer Hall at Lock Haven University and includes cadets from LHU, Mansfield University, Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology. They are committed to developing the future officers of the U.S. Army and are actively recruiting students that have the scholar/athlete/leader mindset.    

For more information about the ROTC program, contact Brit Orndorf at or call 570-484-2393. 

For more information about Project Go scholarships, visit

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call 570-484-2011. 

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Lock Haven University’s main campus is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors and five graduate programs.

LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.


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