Thursday, October 24, 2013

Boren Scholarships: Study Abroad & Government Service

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2014-15 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 2014-15 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015. More details are provided below.

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. 
 
Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past two years!!!


The NSO is holding several NEW Boren Scholarship information sessions ­­- please write to nsepboren@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address.)

Boren Workshop: Wednesday, October 30 at 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Boren Workshop: Wednesday, October 30 at 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Boren Workshop: Thursday, October 31 at 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Boren Workshop: Thursday, October 31 at 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Boren Workshop: Friday, November 1 at 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Boren Workshop: Friday, November 1 at 4:00 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is JANUARY 24, 2014.  If you are interested in learning more about the Maryland review process for the Boren Scholarship, please attend an information workshop and contact the National Scholarships Office at: nsepboren@umd.edu