Boren Scholarships, US Citizens

Deadline: 10 February 2011
Open to: U.S. undergraduate students
Scholarship: up to $20,000

This Program provides scholarships to US undergraduates to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

The program will give preference to applicants planning to study in one of the following emphasized countries:
* Afghanistan
* Albania
* Algeria
* Angola
* Argentina
* Armenia
* Azerbaijan
* Bahrain
* Belarus
* Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Brazil
* Bulgaria
* Burma
* Cambodia
* Chile
* China
* Colombia
* Congo, Democratic Republic of the
* Congo, Republic of the
* Cote d’Ivoire
* Croatia
* Cuba
* Czech Republic
* Egypt
* El Salvador
* Eritrea
* Ethiopia
* Georgia
* Guatemala
* Haiti
* Honduras
* Hungary
* India
* Indonesia
* Iran
* Iraq
* Israel
* Japan
* Jordan
* Kazakhstan
* Kenya
* Korea, North
* Korea, South
* Kuwait
* Kyrgyzstan
* Lebanon
* Liberia
* Libya
* Macedonia
* Malaysia
* Mali
* Mexico
* Moldova
* Montenegro
* Morocco
* Nicaragua
* Nigeria
* Oman
* Pakistan
* Panama
* Peru
* Philippines
* Poland
* Qatar
* Romania
* Russia
* Rwanda
* Saudi Arabia
* Serbia
* Sierra Leone
* Slovakia
* Slovenia
* South Africa
* Sudan
* Syria
* Taiwan
* Tajikistan
* Tanzania
* Thailand
* Tunisia
* Turkey
* Uganda
* Ukraine
* United Arab Emirates
* Uzbekistan
* Venezuela
* Vietnam
* Yemen
* Zimbabwe

Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline.

Eligibility

* US Citizens
* High school graduates, or holders of a GED, and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Application

1. Contact the Boren Campus Representative or your on-campus deadline
2. Submit the application, with the following materials:
– a study abroad program section
– a budget section
– two statements of purpose
3. Submit the following supplementary materials to your campus representative:
– Completed letters of reference (must be signed, original letters in an envelope with the signature across the seal)
– Official, hard copy, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
– Language self-assessment
– Language proficiency form

Send the documents to:
Boren Scholarships
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-618-6737
[email protected]

Scholarship

Maximum scholarship awards are:
* $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
* $10,000 for a semester
* $20,000 for a full academic year

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