Boren Awards for International Study

Website Eligibility Deadline
borenawards.org Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Fellowship:  Jan. 27, 2021
Scholarships: Feb. 3, 2021

About

Boren Awards for International Study provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate 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 and Fellows 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.
 

Eligibility

Boren Scholarships are for undergraduate students. You are eligible to apply for the Boren Scholarship if you are:

  • 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.

Boren Fellowships are for graduate students. You are eligible to apply for a Boren Fellowship if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university located within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Boren Fellows must remain matriculated in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship and may not graduate until the fellowship is complete.
  • Planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.  Boren Fellowships are not for study in the United States.
     

Application Procedure

To learn more about application steps, please visit, borenawards.org

 

Application Assistance

For assistance in applying for a Boren Scholarship, it is recommended that students with Dean Amanda McCarthy by October 1 to review application requirements and to develop a plan for application.  It is also suggested that you meet with the Office of Education Aboard to identify an appropriate study abroad program.

Note: Graduate students interested in applying for a Boren Fellowship should contact Dean Lynmarie Hamel (lynmarie.hamel@case.edu) in the School of Graduate Studies.
 

Value of the Award

Boren Scholarships:

  • $20,000 for 25-52 weeks
  • $10,000 for 12-24 weeks
  • $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

Boren Fellowships:

  • $24,000 for 37-52 weeks overseas
  • $20,000 for 25-36 weeks overseas
  • $12,000 for 12-24 weeks overseas
  • +up to $12,000 for domestic (optional)
     

Contact

800.618.6737
boren@iie.org

1400 K St., NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
 


Past Undergraduate Winners

2020

Kimberly Osbern (Alternate)
Class of 2021
French
International Studies
 

2015

Anna Sklenar
Class of 2019
Mechanical Engineering
International Studies
 

2009

Joseph Recht
Class of 2011
Japanese Studies
Mechanical Engineering

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