Boren Awards for Study and Research Abroad

Applications for the 2015-16 David L. Boren scholarships and fellowships are now available. The Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the United States 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 a student’s education. The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

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.

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. The scholarships fund up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of eight weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government in a position of their choosing for a minimum of one year. Read more about the service requirement here.

The deadline to apply for a Boren Scholarship to study abroad during summer or fall 2015 and/or spring 2016 is January 31, 2015.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for an upcoming webinar, or to access the online application, visit Email Jen Sherdan at for more information.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.