Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Boren Scholarship for Language Study

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2016-17 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, 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 2016-17 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 4 years!!!

*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.*

The UMD deadline to apply for the Boren Scholarship will be January 25, 2016. You can learn more about the Boren Scholarship program here: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html

The NSO has scheduled a number of information sessions to help you learn more about the Boren Scholarship and its application process. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to nsepboren@umd.edu)

BOREN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE VISIT: Thursday, October 29 at 4 pm – Location: Susquehanna Hall Room 2114 - rsvp to nsepboren@umd.edu

Additional Boren Info Sessions – ALL IN MARIE MOUNT HALL ROOM 2403:
Wednesday, November 4 at 12 noon
Wednesday, November 4 at 4:30 pm– 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, November 5 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 5 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday November 6 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 6 at 4:30 pm