Application for Boren Scholarship: up to $20,000

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Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

  • Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015
  • Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

Boren Awards and AFLI - Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, and Zulu

The applications for the 2015-2016 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

For the fifth year in a row, through the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages domestically, prior to commencing their overseas Boren funded programs.

  • Akan/Twi
  • French (requires intermediate-high or above proficiency)
  • Swahili
  • Portuguese
  • Wolof
  • Zulu

In addition, AFLI overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall 2015 in the following countries.

  • Senegal (French)
  • Mozambique (Portuguese)
  • Tanzania (Swahili)

To learn more about the Boren Awards and AFLI, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. We have webinars that focus on AFLI scheduled for November 14 and January 7. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Hamid Bahri, Ph.D.
Foreign Languages, ESL, Humanities
Study Abroad
hbahri@york.cuny.edu
718 262 2463