National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarship Provided by : Institute of International Education

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

February 09, 2017


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.

National Security 
The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

Program Preferences
Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.

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

Application Deadline
The Boren Scholarship national application deadline is February 9, 2016. Please see your campus representativefor your earlier on-campus deadline.

Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, American Indian, African American
United States
Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshmen

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