Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowship Program, a prestigious and unique program is known as an initiative of the National Security Education Program. The fellowship program provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions. The program gives a chance for the students in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study, a maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.

David L. Boren is the principal author of the legislation that created the National Security Education Program and the Boren Awards. The scholarships and fellowships bear his name.

Eligibility:

The candidates are eligible to apply for a Boren Fellowship if they are:

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • 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
  • 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

How to Apply:

Applying for the scholarship, the candidates can create an account for the online application form:

https://campus.embarkapply.com/boren/fellows/login.aspx

Supporting Documents:

  • Three mandatory essays
  • A detailed budget section
  • The applicant must upload transcripts for all colleges and universities where a degree was obtained or pursued.
  • Three online reference forms (Three letters of recommendation)
  • Optional online language proficiency form.
  • Letter of overseas affiliation

Financial Aid and Award Amount:

  • Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study. 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. Maximum award amounts for overseas study are
  1. $12,000 for 12-24 weeks
  2. $20,000 for 25-36 weeks
  3. $24,000 for 37-52 weeks
  • The actual award amount is based on project costs and justifiable project-related expenses

Application Deadline:

Boren Fellowship application deadline is January 31, 2017, 5 P.M. EST.

Link for More Information:

https://www.borenawards.org/fellowships/boren-fellowship-basics

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