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Announcements : Boren Scholarship

Announcement: Boren Scholarship

Event Date: 12/05/2018
Please see Rosa Bernard, if you are interested in this program.

Swarthmore in-house deadline for BOREN Scholarship is December 5th, 2018.

Boren Scholarship and Fellowships, a National Security Education Program Initiative
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Boren Awards applications are live! For More Information Contact Rosa Bernard

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.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

$8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
$10,000 for a semester
$20,000 for a 6 - 12 months

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a at least 6 months overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 of the application year. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students.

Initiative of the National Security Education Program