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


  • Scholarship to be used for study abroad programs that include language
  • Preference given to less commonly taught languages:
  • 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.



Emily Smith

Global Opportunities Adviser

Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

171 Mary Gates Hall

Seattle, WA 98195


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