Award Details 

Boren Scholarships provide US citizen undergraduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government. The National Security Education Program (NSEP) awards Boren Undergraduate Scholarships to US undergraduates for study of world regions including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, but excludes countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad:

Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)

Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks

Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

Webinars and application resources


Applicants must be US citizens enrolled in accredited undergraduate degree programs. Boren scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete. 

Application Timeline 

The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Application requires a university interview and endorsement. Please contact LeAnn Adam to discuss your interest in applying. 

OSU Campus Deadline: January 11, 2021
Boren National Deadline: February 3, 2021 
Notification: April 2021

OSU Contact

LeAnn Adam
OSU Coordinator for National and Global Scholarships Advising 
[email protected]