The annual Boren Awards deadline for 2014-15 is approaching: February 5, 2014. Students interested in studying abroad next year should begin the application process now. Awards range from $10,000 for a semester to $20,000 for the academic year and cover travel costs and other expenses for students who are interested in studying in non-traditional locations or critical languages.
The application process can be found on the Boren Awards website located at http://www.borenawards.org/
The awards favor students with a desire to work for the federal government, who want to study locations and languages that are critical to U.S. national security, and are interested in longer programs. Preference will be shown to African, Asian, Central and Eastern European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries and languages. Semester or year-long programs are preferred, but STEM majors may apply for 8-week or longer summer programs.
The Boren Award for International Study is congressionally funded and sponsored by the National Security Education Program at the U.S. Department of State. Students interested in the Boren Awards should contact Emily Hassenstab at 402.554.2293 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.