Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Boren Scholarship

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2017-18 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 5 years!!!

A Boren Program representative will make a presentation on campus this coming Wednesday, October 26 at 4 pm, in Marie Mount Hall Room 1310A - RSVP to learn more!

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 2017-18 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018. 

*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, 2017. You can learn more about the BorenScholarship program here:


The NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions to help you learn more about the BorenScholarship and its application process. 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.

ThursdayOctober 27 at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 27 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 28 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 28 at 4:30 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 25, 2017.