The applications for the 2016-2017 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 & 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, Hindi, Mandarin, 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. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
The Boren Awards has several special initiatives to diversify the types of students study abroad and the languages they are studying.
• The Summer STEM Initiative for Undergraduates <https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/stem.html>
• The Boren-ROTC Initiative <https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/rotc_initiative.html>
• The South Asian Flagship Language Initiative:
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of their upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visitwww.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
All USF students interested in applying should contact the USF Office on National Scholarship (ons.usf.edu)!