Students planning on spending a semester abroad in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 are encouraged to begin their application now for the United States National Security Education Program (USNSEP) Boren Scholarship Award, which supports students (U.S. citizens only) who choose to study abroad in language immersion programs in locations for which US government security agencies have particular need.
Please note that the Boren Award does not fund study of French, German, or Spanish. Instead, Boren funds languages that are not typically studied by U.S.-based students, in particular those for which the US government has a particular security need.
Students planning to study at SU Abroad centers in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Istanbul fit the description, as do students interested in studying abroad with one of our World Partner programs in the Middle East, East and Southeast Asia, India, or Russia.
The scholarship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. The application is quite long and cannot be completed in one day or at the last minute, so we urge our students to begin the application now. Undergraduate students must return their complete application to 225 Eggers Hall before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1. Graduate students must send their completed application directly to the Boren office in Washington, D.C. before January 31, 2013. Late applications will not be processed.
Dr. Francine D’Amico, Associate Professor in the Maxwell School, the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship campus representative, will be hosting a Boren Application Workshop to review and suggest revisions for student applications upon return to campus in January. The invitation for the workshop will only be emailed to students who have begun working on their applications.
For questions on the graduate application process, please contact the Boren Graduate Fellowship campus representative, Professor Susan Wadley.