Rorey Hughes attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he received his B.A. in German and Spanish with a minor in business. He was the recipient of a Fulbright to Germany where he lived and worked for two years as an English teaching assistant while doing volunteer work at the U.S. consulate in Düsseldorf, Germany. Rorey works with students applying for nationally competitive scholarships in the NSO as an advisor. He is the main contact for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Some focused interests of his are international education, language learning, and, of course, helping others apply for scholarships to go abroad.