Sunday, January 1, 2017

Boren Awards

Boren Awards for International Study

Official Site : Forum
Organizer: National Security Education Program and Institute of International Education
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Official Program Objective: "Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S."

Program Eligibility:
Boren Scholarships
- A U.S. citizen at the time of application. 
- A high school graduate, or have earned a GED, and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 
- Applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards. 
- Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before you graduate. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States. 
Boren Fellowships
- A U.S. citizen at the time of application. 
- Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States. To receive the award you must provide evidence of admission and enrollment in such a program. Boren Fellows must remain enrolled in their graduate programs for the duration of the fellowship.

Program Duration and Award Amount:
Boren Scholarship
- 8 000 USD for a summer program 
- 10,000 USD for a semester 
- 20,000 USD for a full academic year 
Boren Fellowship
- Can be held a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 24 months 
- The maximum support is 30,000 USD over 24 months

Admission Difficulty: Highly competitive.

Repeat Participants? Unknown.

The Low-Down: This is a prestigious study-abroad award available to U.S. citizens. Although the award can only be held in countries deemed "critical" to U.S. interests, the list of countries is extensive and can be found here. Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam are among the many permissible Asian destinations.

2 comments:

Arnold Haskins said...

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life... study in china

Thomas Adison said...

this is pronominal and marvelous summer program in Taiwan and China thanks to arrange this kind of progressive event.

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