Boren Awards info session and writing workshop

Are you interested in learning a language while studying abroad? The Fellowships Office is hosting an information session and an application workshop for the Boren Awards.

The Boren Awards support long-term, language-based study abroad for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Boren Scholarship (for undergraduates) and Boren Fellowship (for graduate students) fund up to $25,000 and $30,000, respectively, for study abroad programs of at least a semester in length (STEM majors can opt for a short-term summer program).

The programs must focus on the study of a “critical language” — typically a non-Western language that is not often taught in U.S. schools but is nonetheless important to U.S. economic and national security.

The award is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. Boren alumni commit to one year of service in the federal government in a national security–related role (broadly defined).

Competitive applicants can come from any academic background.

To learn more about the program, attend our upcoming sessions.

  • The information session will give an overview of the program and what it funds and allow students to ask questions of a Boren representative.
  • The application workshop will dig into the application essays and give students the opportunity, through prompts and writing exercises, to develop an outline of their first drafts.
Boren Awards Information Session

Presented by Kyle Mox, Boren Awards outreach and recruitment analyst

3–4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 161 453 3504

Passcode: 500493

Boren Awards Application Workshop

4–5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, on Zoom

Students must register before joining the meeting