Boren Scholarships, a prestigious 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. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Eligibility & Requirements
- High school graduates, GED recipients, and matriculated undergraduate students may apply for the scholarship.
- Must be a U.S. citizens at the time of the national application deadline.
- The applicant must be planning an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.
- The degree each applicant is studying for must be approved and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
How to Apply
Each applicant will need to register with the provided link to create an account and apply for the scholarship.
There will be an intensive language study that each student will be enrolled in.
The maximum amount for this scholarship is split into weeks that the student will need to study abroad: 25-52 weeks will come out to the total of $25,000.
Deadline & Annual
The deadline is January 26, 2022 for the Boren Scholarships, each applicant must check that they have applied to the exact right one that fits their personal criteria. This is an annual scholarship that provides awarded in the Spring and Fall university year.