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Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The opening of the 2010-11 academic year competition for NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships was just announced by IIE.  Boren awards provide “unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to the future security of our nation, such as in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.” A former colleague of mine was a Boren Fellow in Russia and thought the experience was invaluable. (Side note: David L. Boren: former governor of Oklahoma, U.S Senator, and now president of the University of Oklahoma. He was the longest serving Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, hence the focus on languages and regions important to national security. Thank you, Wikipedia.)

Boren Scholarships, for undergraduate students, provide up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad.
Deadline: February 10, 2010 

Boren Fellowships, for graduate students, provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research. 
Deadline: January 28, 2010 

Applications and detailed information on the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available.

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One Response to “Boren Scholarships and Fellowships”

  1. Alex S says:

    Hi, I’m Alex and I attend Minot High School Magic City Campus in North Dakota. Earlier today, Sherry came and talked to our school’s 4th year foreign language classes. I really enjoyed the talk and thought that what she had to say was very interesting. I never realized that there were so many options for working in a different country and it really opened my eyes to the possibilities. I am now considering ways to incorporate my plans for the future of going into architecture and pairing it somehow with studying and using Spanish. I thank you for the advice of taking every opportunity to travel and learn about the world outside our United States and make the most of every experience you are apart of. Thanks again for coming to our school and I can’t wait to read your book.

    Minot High Senior

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