- Boren Scholarships and Fellowships (2012)
Leonard Leid grew up a farmer in rural Pennsylvania and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations.
He became interested in Romanian studies after a series of trips there in the past several years. More specifically, he is interested in the movements of trafficked people, the Romani in Eastern Europe, and collective memory of the Communist years. He participated in SWSEEL 2010 by studying Macedonian.