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 Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Requirements: U.S. Citizen, studying overseas outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, agree to the NSEP service requirement
Deadline: Early February, with an earlier on campus deadline in late January
Minimum GPA: N/A
Amount: $10,000 for a semester or $20,000 for a 6-12 month program