Boren Scholars and Fellows represent highly motivated individuals who are interested in federal national security and long-term linguistic and cultural immersion.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) to address sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
The scholarship provides up to $20,000 to study abroad in areas of the world considered critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP service requirement of one year of federal service.
Campus Deadline: TBD (late 2017)
National Fellowship Deadline: January 30, 2018
National Scholarship Deadline: February 8, 2018
- A U.S. citizen at the time of application
- A high school graduate
- Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program in the U.S. through the duration of the scholarship period
- Apply to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.
Applications can be completed online, but potential applicants should meet with ONSF staff before beginning the application process. The application covers eligibility information, educational background, overseas experience, relevant activities and awards, study abroad program information, a budget, language self-assessment, career plans, two essays, and two letters of recommendation.