The Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad, an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office, funds U.S. citizen undergraduates to study languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security. Awards of up to $25,000 are available for programs lasting six months or longer. STEM students are eligible to apply for summer language study awards of up to $8000.
Students can apply this money to study critical languages throughout the world for summer, semester and academic year programs. Special programs include the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative for the study of Hindi/Urdu, the Turkish Flagship Language Initiative, the African Languages Flagship Initiative for study of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa, including advanced-level French, as well as the Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative.
You can find more information on the Boren Scholarship at <www.borenawards.org>. Dr. Brian Souders, UMBC's Associate Director for Global Awards in the Center for Global Engagement can discuss the requirements of the scholarship, as well as review your essays to make a competitive application. Please do not hesitate to contact him at <email@example.com> for more information. Applications are due January 30, 2023.