<p>Boren Scholarships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.</p>
The Boren Scholarship funds the study of language and culture in a program of your choosing. The Boren Scholarship does not choose a program for you nor do we recommend or suggest programs.
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.
Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.
The online application is released.
Open Application Period - Applicants complete online application, and forward to their campus representatives.
Most colleges and universities set on campus deadlines prior to the national deadline. Locate your campus representative to find out the deadline on your campus.
Award recipients will be selected on the basis of merit. Review panels will consider the following questions.
All Boren Scholars must study a foreign language appropriate to the country in which they are studying abroad. The program will give preference to applicants studying one of the following emphasized languages:
Boren Scholars may study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students may apply to study in any country outside of the United States, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.