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Boren Scholarship Information Session
September 29, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Learn more about the Boren Awards and meet Jeremy Booth, UWM Alum and past Boren Scholarship recipient.
The Boren Awards provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students and up to $30,000 for graduate students to study critical need languages in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad.
Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at www.borenawards.org.
Some special programs which may be of interest:
STEM Initiative: The Boren Scholarships offer a special initiative for undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors, who are eligible to apply for up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks). As with all BorenAwards, STEM applicants are expected to have a significant language component as part of their proposed study abroad programs.
French language programs: While French is typically not a language which is Boren preferred, there is a special program called the African Flagship Language initiative which offers opportunities to intermediate and advanced students of French to fund long-term, immersive study of French in Senegal along with other African languages.
Students must be U.S.A. citizens at the time of their application, and must remain matriculated students during their term abroad to receive a Boren Scholarship or Fellowship.