Boren Fellowship Awards For International Study

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Amount
Awarded

$30,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 29

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Institute of International Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 100 fellowships were awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a U.S citizen at the time of application.
  2. This award is for U.S. students.
  3. Must be either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at the time of application.
  4. Must pursue a program of study which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Detailed information regarding eligible fields of study can be found on the scholarship website.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to U.S students who are either matriculated in or applying to a graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university and planning to pursue a study abroad program. Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security.

Application requirements for the Boren Fellowship Awards For International Study are:

  • Essays (3)
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Budget form
Additional Information: Eligible students must be enrolled at a college or university within the United States and accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and must plan to apply to an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Fellowship award recipients will be selected on the basis of merit with consideration based on demonstrated academic excellence, a clear and comprehensive study proposal, evidence of ability to succeed. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. Qualities will be evaluated by IIE-organized regional review panels and the national nominating panel. Selection panels will also seek wide geographic and diverse institutional representation among candidates, as well as ethnic and gender diversity and distribution among academic disciplines related to national security interests. In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren fellows must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement. The NSEP Service Requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities.

Award Amount: Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $30,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 29

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 29

Applications are available online from the Boren Institute of International Education (IIE) website. Students should review the application instructions in detail prior to applying. In addition to a complete application, the student must also submit the following supplementary materials: three essays, detailing a proposed study plan; three online reference forms; an individual project budget form; an online language proficiency form (optional); an uploaded letter of affiliation (optional); and official transcripts for all colleges and universities where a degree was obtained or pursued. All application components must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
Contact: Sarah Gleisner
Address: Boren Fellowships 1400 K St. N.W., 7th Floor Washington, District of Columbia 20005

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