Boren Scholarships and Fellowships offer aid for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Through long-term overseas study, Boren Scholars and Fellows learn to interact across cultures and analyze economic, political, religious, and societal events from local, national, and global perspectives. In exchange for aid, Boren beneficiaries agree to work in qualifying national security positions in the U.S. federal government.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible for this scholarship:
A Student should be a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
A Student should Plan an overseas program that fulfills home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are not for study in the United States.
Boren Scholarship students must be:
A high school graduate or the student should have earned a GED.
A student should be Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program and remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship.
Boren Fellowship candidates must be:
A student should either be matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university. Boren Fellows must remain enlisted in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship and may not graduate until the fellowship is complete.