Boren Scholarships provide U.S. Citizen undergraduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. The National Security Education Program (NSEP) awards David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships to U.S. undergraduates for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, but excluding the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). The maximum awards are $8,000 per summer, $10,000 per semester, or $20,000 per full academic year.


U.S. Citizen, enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program.  Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.


The 2017-18 Boren scholarship OSU campus deadline is January 16, 2017, and the national Boren scholarship deadline is February 9, 2017. As Boren applications require a campus interview and endorsement, applicants are encouraged to contact the Boren campus representative LeAnn Adam early in the application cycle. 

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LeAnn Adam
OSU Advisor for Prestigious Scholarships   


For additional education abroad scholarships, please visit the OSU Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO)