The Boren Scholarship provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. citizens to add an important international and linguistic component to their educations by studying abroad. The award focuses on geographic areas and languages that are critical to U.S. national security and underrepresented in study abroad. The Boren website offers complete lists of eligible countries and eligible languages.
Boren Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students for various durations: summer study abroad (STEM disciplines, including Public Health Studies, only), one semester, and full academic year. Preference is given to applicants proposing a full-year rather than a semesterlong study plan.
As federal service is the cornerstone of the Boren Awards program, in exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars agree to a one-year post-graduation service requirement during which they work for the federal government in the national security arena. Boren Scholars receive assistance in securing federal employment to fulfill the service requirement.
To learn more about the Boren Scholarship and the application process, please attend our information session, co-hosted with Jenny Sax from the Study Abroad Office, at 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 10. You can register with your JHU email address here.
If you have questions about the Boren Scholarship, contact Dr. Miller firstname.lastname@example.org.