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Boren Scholarship

Award Summary: Up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad

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What is the Boren Scholarship?

The purpose of the Boren Scholarship is to provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East (the Boren may not be used to fund study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand).

Who is eligible for the Boren Scholarship?

An applicant must be:

1. A U.S. citizen.
2. Currently matriculated in a U.S. undergraduate degree program
3. Able to transfer credits from the study abroad program to Notre Dame
4. Planning to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East
5. Planning to incorporate language study into their study abroad plan

Note that Boren Scholars are obligated to work for the federal government in some capacity for one year after graduation, though this service requirement can be temporarily deferred for graduate school.

 
Important Dates
Date & Time
Location
Online Application Opens
8/18/14
Information Sessions
N/A
11/19/14, 4pm
CUSE (110 Brownson)
Pre-Application Deadline
12/12/14, 12:00 noon
Campus Application Deadline
1/13/15, 12:00 noon


All online sessions can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/user/NDFellowships.

 

What are my next steps if I want to learn more and/or am thinking about applying?

1. Download the Information sheet (PDF)

2. Attend/view an information session. (See above.)

3. Submit a Pre-Application and meet with CUSE National Fellowships.

4. If it is after the Pre-Application deadline, contact us to see if we are still accepting applications