The applications for the 2016-2017 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
are now available at
Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate
and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe,
Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important
international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds,
but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages,
including but not limited to Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese,
Russian, and Swahili.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's
study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and
international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to
working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
The Boren Awards has several special initiatives to diversify the types of
students that study abroad and the languages they are studying:
Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for
information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative
(under the campus representative tab, "find your campus rep")
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our
upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit
You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at
1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program
(NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.
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