The Boren Awards provide funding for long-term, language-focused study in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) Maximum awards are $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students. In exchange for funding, Boren Award recipients commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. The Boren Scholarship (for undergraduates) national application deadline is February 9, 2017; the Boren Fellowship (for graduate students) national application deadline is January 31, 2017.
The Boren Awards offer a special initiative for undergraduate ROTC cadets and midshipmen, who are strong candidates due to their commitment to national security and government service. For more information on the Boren-ROTC initiative, visit http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/rotc_initiative.html.