Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships, a prestigious 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. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.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 Eligibility:-Must be 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.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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