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Top-Performing Institutions - 2021 Boren Awards

Top Countries & Languages - 2021 Boren Awards

 

Top-Performing Institutions

In 2021, the national nominating panel selected 124 Boren Fellows from 334 graduate applications and 188 Boren Scholars from 626 undergraduate applications. The institutions cited below were the top recipients of these awards based on initial selections -- i.e. before declined awards and the promotion of alternates. The top 5 in each category are listed, including ties.

Top-Performing Institutions - Combined Total

Institution Name

Total 2021 Recipients

University of Chicago

17

American University

11

George Washington University

11

Georgetown University

11

University of Texas-Austin

10

 

Top-Performing Institutions - Boren Fellowships

Institution Name

Total 2021 Recipients

American University

10

Georgetown University

10

George Washington University

6

University of Chicago

6

Johns Hopkins University

5

University of Denver

5

 

Top-Performing Institutions - Boren Scholarships

Institution Name

Total 2021 Recipients

University of Chicago

11

University of Texas-Austin

9

University of Mississippi

7

Brigham Young University-Provo

6

University of Georgia

6

 

Top-Countries & Languages

The map and list below show the top countries and languages studied by Boren Awards recipients in 2020. As with the top-performing institutions above, these statistics are based on initial selections of the national nominating panel. Please note that the statistics below do not show the likelihood of receiving an award for a particular country or language. Countries and languages included in the Regional Language Initiatives received a higher proportion of awards to applications. Regions with countries and languages preferred by the Boren Awards receive awards in roughly the same proportion as applications to those regions. Non-preferred countries and languages are much rarer, and are considered on an applicant-by-applicant basis.

Heat map of 2021 Boren awardees

Top Countries & Languages

Boren Scholarships

Boren Fellowships

Grand Total

Mandarin

39

18

 

Arabic

20

19

 

Portuguese

15

8

 

Swahili

11

9

 

French

11

4

 

Fula/Fulani/Pulaar

 

1  

Wolof

2

1

3

Amazigh/Berber

 

1

 

Arabic

15

2

 

Indonesian

11

6

 

Kazakh

 

2

 

Russian

11

3

 

Turkish

7

8

 

Japanese

9

6

 

Russian

9

3

 

Ukrainian

 

2

 

Korean

7

6

 

Hindi

4

2

 

Urdu

4

1

 

Persian

2

2

 

Xhosa

 

1  

Zulu

1

1

 

Arabic

 

1

 

Hebrew

 

2

 

Akan/Twi

1

2

 

Russian

2

1

 

Thai

1

1

 

Russian

2

 

 

Armenian

1

 

 

Russian

 

1  

Bosnian

 

1

 

Khmer/Cambodian

 

1

 

Croatian

 

1

 

Czech

 

1

 

Russian

1

 

 

Georgian

 

1

 

Hungarian

 

1  

Portuguese

 

1

 

Nepali

 

1

 

Arabic

1

 

 

Spanish

 

1

 

Arabic

1

 

 

Vietnamese

 

1