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BOREN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS)BACKGROUND
Boren Scholarships (National Security Education Program Scholarships) provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are 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 scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. In your application, you should identify how your study abroad program, as well as your future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.
NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing 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.
As a Boren Scholar, you receive resources and encouragement to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for your commitment to seek work in the federal government.
Maximum scholarship awards are:
- $8,000 for Summer Semester,
- $10,000 for a semester, or
- $20,000 for a full academic year