Thursday, October 18, 2012

Check out The Boren Scholarship for Studying Abroad!

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2013-14 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2013-14 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and/or Spring 2014. More details are provided below.

Website: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.

IMPORTANT: Students in ALL MAJORS are eligible to apply for up to 2 semesters of Boren support, however, summer semester-only proposals are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematic majors. Students majoring in these areas are STRONGLY encouraged to apply. Applications for summer-only programs will be considered only if the program is eight (8) weeks or more.

DEADLINE FOR REQUIRED MARYLAND REVIEW PROCESS: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – please contact us at nsepboren@umd.edu for more information about the Boren Scholarship and Maryland’s review process.

DESCRIPTION: Boren Scholarships provide up to $10,000 per semester or $20,000 per academic year to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in 2013-14 in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The program draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

University of Maryland ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded last year!!!

A representative from the Boren Scholarship Program, Sarah Gleisner, will be on campus! 
BOREN SCHOLARSHIP REPRESENTATIVE - Monday, October 29 at 4:00 pm – Prince George’s Room, STAMP Student Union – RSVP to nsepboren@umd.edu as space is limited.