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Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Goes By: Boren Scholarship

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Boren Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, January 10, 2022
Noon ET

Boren Scholarship Electronic Deadline
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
5:00 p.m. ET

Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet the earlier campus deadline so that an evaluation from USC can be submitted on their behalf

Study Abroad Application Deadline for Summer Programs
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Education Abroad Office, Close-Hipp Bldg, Suite 453 (4th floor)

About this Fellowship

Supports undergraduate students seeking to study a less-commonly taught language abroad in a non-English speaking country (outside of Western Europe).

Strong preference is given for programs of 6 months or longer; students may combine a summer with a semester abroad to reach this 6 month threshold.

Applicants must explain how their language and study relate to issues of National Security, broadly defined. Scholars are also required to fulfill a service requirement of one year of employment with a federal agency, following their graduation.

To participate in the campus evaluation process, please complete a preliminary application as soon as possible.

Please note: Students applying for the Boren must also complete the study abroad application process with the Education Abroad Office. See more information about the study abroad application process and their deadlines at the Education Abroad website.

Award Value

Up to $10,000 for a semester and up to $20,000 for a full academic year. Special summer program for STEM students: up to $8,000 for a minimum 8-week program.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No


Workshop: Boren
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
3:30 PM

Harper 320

Last updated: June 16, 2022

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