Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. citizens to add an important international and linguistic component to their educations by studying abroad. The award focuses on geographic areas and languages that are critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Candidates for the Boren Scholarship must:
Be U.S. citizens at the time of application.
Be high school graduates, or have earned a GED.
Be full-time students with a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program located within the U.S. that’s accredited by a body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.
Apply to a study abroad program from the list of eligible countries (roughly those outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand) that meets home institution standards and Boren language preferences. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the U.S. Please contact Dr. Lori Citti in the Study Abroad Office for assistance in selecting a program.