Boren Scholarship

Up to $20,000
Email of intent due Nov. 1, 2021. Essay drafts due by 5 p.m. Nov. 30, 2021 to Dr. Nelson. Final applications due Jan. 15, 2022 with on-campus interviews the last week of January. Contact Boren rep Dr. Catherine Nelson, at

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in diverse fields of study to study the languages and cultures at regions underrepresented in study abroad, such as Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Awards alumni that are committed to public service, working in positions critical to U.S. national security throughout the Federal Government, including the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and USAID.

U.S. citizen on any study abroad program involving language study to underrepresented areas (i.e. not western Europe nor Australia). .

Maximum Award Amounts

$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.

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Boren Scholarship Basics

Boren: NWU-only Additional Resource