Boren Scholarship for study abroad

The Boren scholarship for undergraduates deadline is approaching and I’d greatly appreciate you sharing the information with your students.  The Seattle campus deadline is: January 11, 2016.

 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

Basics:

  • 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

Please send interested UW Seattle students my way!  Note that UW-Tacoma students and UW-Bothell students will work with the fellowships advisors on their campuses.

Thanks!

Sincerely,

Emily Smith

Global Opportunities Adviser

Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

171 Mary Gates Hall

Seattle, WA 98195

206.543.4170

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