Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Boren Scholarships: Study Abroad for Critical Languages


Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Assistant Director­ www.scholarships.umd.edu

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2018-19 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 6 years!!!

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 2018-19 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019.

*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 24, 2018. 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 Boren Scholarship 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).

ALL SESSIONS IN 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, October 11 at 12:30 - 1 pm pm
Thursday, October 12 at 12:30 pm - 1 pm
Thursday, October 12 at 4 - 4:30 pm
Friday, October 13 at 12:30 - 1 pm
Friday, October 13 at 4 - 4:30 pm
Monday, October 16 at 12 - 12:30 pm
Monday, October 16 at 4:30 - 5 pm

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 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018.