Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Boren Scholarship for study abroad

Here’s the CliffsNotes version of the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship:

Award Amounts:
·         $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only)
·         $10,000 for a semester abroad (think about anyone you know going on a relevant exchange)
·         $20,000 for a full academic year

·         Scholarship to be used for study abroad programs that include language
·         Preference given to less commonly taught languages: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/preferences.html
·         Students must be able to articulate the significance of their proposed country, region or language to U.S. National Security. This is broadly defined and could include challenges of global society: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, economic competitiveness among others. 
·         If awarded, students must agree to work for the government. 
o   Examples of Service
§  Intelligence Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
§  Foreign Service Officer, Department of State
§  Policy Analyst, Department of Defense
§  Asylum Officer, Department of Homeland Security
§  Private Sector Analyst, Department of Homeland Security
§  Foreign Affairs Intern, Congress
§  Family and Military Community Coordinator, Department of Defense
§  International Affairs Specialist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
§  Fisheries Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration