Boren Scholarship for Undergraduate Students to Study Abroad 2014-2015
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Boren Scholarship. National Security Education Program (NSEP) is funding undergraduate scholarship for US students to study in abroad except Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): |Study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Level: Undergraduate Degree

Field(s): Geographic areas, languages and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

Deadline: February 5, 2014.

Funded By: National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): This Scholarship is targeted for Students of USA.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified.

Scholarship Duration: This Scholarship promotes 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 full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students.

‣ Scholarship covers: 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 full academic year


Boren Scholarship provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

For a complete list of countries, click here.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili.


‣ This Scholarship is for undergraduate students.

You are eligible to apply for the Boren Scholarship if you are:

A U.S. citizen at the time of application.

A high school graduate, or have earned a GED.

Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program located within the United States accredited by an accrediting 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.

Applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

Scholarship award recipients will be selected on the basis of merit with consideration for:

Boren Awards preferences: commitment to government service, preferred countries, preferred languages, preferred fields of study and study abroad for a full academic year,

a clear explanation of the relevance of the applicant’s country, language and proposed program of study in U.S. national security, broadly defined;

academic record and potential to succeed in the proposed program;

a serious commitment to develop and/or advance foreign language competency while overseas and upon return home;
-appropriateness, feasibility, and quality of the study abroad plan; and

evidence of cultural adaptability, flexibility, and maturity required to succeed abroad.


All applicants are notified in April of their status by mail and Boren Scholar..recipients are mailed award packets.

Scholarship Application Method

Apply online.

The application deadline for 2013 has passed, the deadline for 2014-15 is February 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. eastern standard time.

Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2014.

Contact your Boren campus representative( for your on-campus deadline. Continue to work with your campus representative during the application process.

Submit the Boren Scholarship application(, which includes the items listed below.

For more information contact

Boren Scholarships

Institute of International Education

1400 K Street NW, 7th Floor

Washington, DC 20005


Scholarship Applications are due 05 February 2014.

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