6. If I cannot study abroad for an academic year, should I still apply?

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Yes. While the Boren Scholarships have a preference for academic year (6 months or longer) study abroad, if you are unable to study abroad for an academic year and have chosen to study abroad for a semester, you should still apply for a Boren Scholarship.  In your application, explain why you have chosen to study abroad for a semester, whether it is because of your class sequence, participation in a particular sport, familial responsibilities, or other compelling reasons. You could also strengthen your application by adding a summer study abroad program to your fall or spring program.

In addition, the Boren Scholarship has a special initiative for applicants in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Students in these fields may apply for summer study of at least eight weeks, and their applications will not be at a disadvantage.