Last Chance For Boren Scholarship

Friday February 8 is the last chance to apply for the study abroad Boren Scholarships. These scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a at least 6 months overseas.

Where Can You Go With Boren?

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The Awards

Maximum scholarship awards are:

$10,000 for a semester

$20,000 for a 6 – 12 months

Preferences for the awards go to applicants focusing on national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, however, and recognizes that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

Applications for 2018-2019 must be submitted by 5 pm EST on February 8. Visit their site here for more information.

 

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