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Upcoming deadlines/events:

 

May 31 - Deadline for the Schwarzman scholarship China application system

Summer Conferences for Undergraduates:

Public Service - June 7 - Denver

Ethics and Practice - June 15 - DC

Public Trust and Public Policy - June 15 - Malibu

Social Justice in Public Service - June 22 - Los Angeles

Leadership, Sustainability, Equity in Urban Communities - July 20 - DC

 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

 National deadline: Next deadline will be late Jan./early Feb. 2019. 

Campus Representative: Applicants to the Boren scholarship program from Indiana University apply through the Office of Overseas Study and Elizabeth Shuman is the campus representative, ehshuman@iu.edu; 812-856-5472 

 

Boren Scholarship Basics

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 full academic year 

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 full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1.

 

National Security 

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. 

Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. 

As we cannot list all countries, languages, and fields that are critical to U.S. national security, we are interested in applications that fall outside the preferences, if the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program.

 

Government Service

In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Boren Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in late April.