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Boren Undergraduate Scholarship


Goes By: Boren Scholarship
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Supports undergraduate students seeking to study a less-commonly taught language abroad in a non-English speaking country (outside of Western Europe).

Strong preference is given for programs of 6 months or longer; students may combine a summer with a semester abroad to reach this 6 month threshold.

Applicants must explain how their language and study relate to issues of National Security, broadly defined. Scholars are also required to fulfill a service requirement of one year of employment with a federal agency, following their graduation.

To participate in the campus evaluation process, please complete a preliminary application as soon as possible.

Please note: Students applying for the Boren must also complete the study abroad application process with the Education Abroad Office. See more information about the study abroad application process and their deadlines at the Education Abroad website.


Award Value

Up to $10,000 for a semester and up to $20,000 for a full academic year. Special summer program for STEM students: up to $8,000 for a minimum 8-week program.


Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average

3.5

Citizenship

US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required Yes
Year of Study Funded Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Humanities, Health Sciences, Fine Arts, Education, Business
Areas of Interest: Study Abroad, ROTC/veteran/military, Language Study
Language Funding Yes
Location Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.



Deadlines

Intent to Apply Fall 2021 Deadline
Monday, November 1, 2021

Boren Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, January 10, 2022
Noon ET

Boren Scholarship Electronic Deadline
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
5:00 p.m. ET

Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet the earlier campus deadline so that an evaluation from USC can be submitted on their behalf

Study Abroad Application Deadline for Summer Programs
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Education Abroad Office, Close-Hipp Bldg, Suite 453 (4th floor)

Events

Fellowship Drop-In: Boren
Friday, November 12, 2021
12-2 PM

DeSaussure 228


Last updated: October 22, 2021



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