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October 08, 2013

CFA: Boren Awards

Deadline for Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students): January 15, 2014 (U-M internal deadline)
Deadline for Boren Fellowships (for graduate students): January 28, 2014

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships
(for undergraduate students)and Fellowships(for graduate students)
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, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

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.

Application Deadlines

Boren Scholarship: January 15, 2014 (U-M internal deadline--see details below)

Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014(national deadline)

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

University of Michigan

U-M Undergraduate students:

All Undergraduate Boren
Scholarship applications materials must be turned into the Center for Global and Intercultural Study office (G155 Angell Hall) by Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by 5 pm. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm. For your convenience, we have a drop box outside our office door for after office hour delivery.

All undergraduate applicants will be required to sign up for an on-campus interview, which will take place in the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. More information regarding times for the interviews will be available in the CGIS office shortly before the January 15 deadline.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions about the application or the process.

Linda Popovic

Ann Arbor, Michigan


On-Campus Scholarship Deadline: 01/15/2014

Ms. Kelly Peckens
Academic Program Officer
This contact can provide you with application guidance and answer questions about the Boren Fellowship.
University of Michigan International Institute
1080 South University, Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, 48109-1106
United States

Office: 734.764.9135
Office: kpeckens@umich.edu

Posted by jmkirsch at October 8, 2013 02:40 PM