The Boren Awards, otherwise the Boren Scholarships and fellowships are an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) comprising two major categories of awards: Boren Scholarships – where U.S. undergraduate students are funded to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests; and the Boren Fellowships – where U.S. graduate students are funded in research and language study proposals in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks.
The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are in three areas of focus:
LANGUAGE: Boren Scholars and Fellows study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills
CULTURE: Boren Scholars and Fellows from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
SERVICE: Boren Awards alumni are committed to public service, working in positions critical to U.S. national security throughout the Federal Government, including the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and USAID.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are up to a maximum of $25,000 for 25-52 weeks.
Eligible candidates for the Boren Awards must be:
- U.S. citizens at the time of the national application deadline.
- A high school graduate, or have earned a GED.
- At least 18 years of age or older at the time of the national application deadline.
- Planning an overseas program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.
- Planning to study in a country of which they are not a citizen.
- Matriculated for the duration of their Boren Awards-funded program in an undergraduate or graduate degree program located within the United States and accredited by a body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- (For ROTC cadets and midshipmen and members of the military Reserves or National Guard) In inactive, non-drilling status for the duration of their Boren Awards-funded program
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To apply for the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, use the link below and follow all the guidelines and the steps outlined in the official website to apply.
Application Deadline: January 31.