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NSEP David L. Boren Fellowship

What is it?

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. The Boren fellowships focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Who is eligible?

The Boren Scholarships are available to undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens at the time of application and have obtained a high school diploma or GED and are in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. accredited university, college, or community college.  Applicants must be applying for a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards and the scholarship must be used for studying abroad and the program must end before graduation.

Boren Fellowships are for graduate students who are enrolled in or have applied to a graduate degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university located within the U.S. (evidence of admission and enrollment must also be provided) and are a U.S. citizen at the time of application.  Boren Fellows must remain enrolled in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship.

What are my chances?

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.

How do I apply?

To obtain an application and learn more about the proper procedures visit your fellowship advisor Dr. Susan Weiner (E-Mail)