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The Boren Scholarship is a spectacular opportunity for students to receive funding for intensive language study abroad! Junior Auggie Abdul Sharif was selected last year to study Swahili in Tanzania – fully paid!
Boren Awards provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students (first years through seniors) to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and Middle East.
In exchange for the funding awardees work one year at a federal agency (for example, the Department of State or Department of Defense) around issues of national security defined very broadly, such as sustainable development, environment, disease, migration and economic competitiveness as well as more traditional security concerns.
Awardees (must be U.S. citizens) can be given up to:
$20,000/Academic year study abroad
$10,000/Semester study abroad
$8,000/Summer study abroad (only for STEM students)
Competitive applicants will generally have some experience in studying a second language or speaking one at home, and have a strong academic record.
If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact URGO at email@example.com or Study Abroad/Study Away at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please make an appointment before starting your application. Application Essays must be emailed to email@example.com by the Augsburg Deadline, January 21st.