Boren Scholarships Information Session
The NSEP awards scholarships to U.S. students for study of world regions and languages critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Ideal candidates for the Boren are students of political science, government, critical languages, international studies, military service, or international business, although students of other social science, health sciences, and certain other fields are also encouraged to apply. Students who plan to pursue a career in the government are natural candidates since all recipients of Boren scholarships incur a service requirement within an agency of the federal government with national security responsibilities. NSEP gives preference to applicants who intend to study abroad for a full academic year. Summer-only programs of 8 weeks or more are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors. The maximum scholarship award for one semester is $10,000 ($8,000 for summer). For more information visit http:/www.borenawards.org.
Application information: Laura Boudon, Director of the Office of Study Abroad, works with FIU students applying for the Boren Scholarships. The FIU deadline for the Boren scholarships is mid-January; the national deadline is early February.
The Office of Study Abroad conducts Boren workshops throughout the year to go over application requirements, procedures, and tips for strengthening your application. We also review your application essays and conduct interviews for applicants during the application cycle. Before you submit your Boren application, visit our calendar at http://studyabroad.fiu.edu for information on upcoming workshops and come see us in PC 113 for feedback on your Boren essays.