Boren Scholarships 2016

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Please see below for information about the Boren Scholarships, which can fund your semester-/year-long study-abroad program (including in Japan). This scholarship is available only to U.S. citizens. The deadline is February 9, 2016 (LaGuardia’s local deadline is in January, so you should contact me if you are interested this year). If you are interested, please carefully read the attached instructions and brochure. Please contact me if you want to submit your application.

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David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Boren Awards provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of our nation. In exchange for funding, Boren award recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year. The National Security Education Program, according to Dr. Michael A. Nugent, NSEP Director, is helping change the U.S. higher education system and the way Americans approach the study of foreign languages and cultures.

  • Eligibility
    • Undergraduate student matriculated in U.S. college or university
    • Planning to study abroad in an eligible world region
    • U.S. Citizen
  • Funding
    • $20,000 for a full academic year $10,000 per semester
    • $8,000 for summer (8+ weeks; only for STEM majors)
  • Length
    • Full academic year or semester programs are open to all applicants.
    • Summer awards are only available to students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
  • Language
    • Proposed program must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language
  • Deadline
    • February 9, 2016 (*Campus representatives will set earlier, on-campus deadlines)
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