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Boren Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships

boren logoDescription: The David L. Boren National Security Education Program Scholarship (Boren Scholarship) is a federally-funded study abroad scholarship designed to encourage career-related skills development in preparation for efforts/activities that would lead to opportunities in federal service.

Award: Up to $20,000 for academic year-long study; up to $10,000 for semester-long study; up to $8,000 for summer-long study (only open to STEM students on programs that are at least 8 weeks or longer)

Eligibility: U.S. citizens enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education wishing to study outside of the U.S. in non-traditional locations during their undergraduate studies and pursue study of a critical need language (see the Boren website for more details). Graduate students should apply for the Boren Fellowship.

Note: The current Boren Scholarship cycle is available for programs in Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Academic Year 2014-2015 only. Summer awards are only for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students, and programs must be longer than 8 weeks in duration. 

For more information and to apply, please visit:

GSU Campus Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2013 at noon. Due to the highly competitive nature of the Boren Scholarship and the rigorous application and on-campus review process, we do not accept late applications. Students may not apply directly to the Boren Scholarship; all GSU students must apply through their Campus Representative. It is strongly encouraged that you meet with your Campus Representative well before the on-campus deadline to discuss your application.

Contact: Colette Fournier ( for information and to apply.