National Security Education Program (NSEP) is giving out undergraduate scholarships to US students who wish to study abroad excerpt western Europe, Canada, Newzealand and Australia. The scholarship is available in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students must be high school graduates and must have applied to study abroad. The deadline for scholarship application is February 5, 2014.
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
- A high school graduate, or have earned a GED
- A U.S. citizen at the time of application
- Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program located within the United States accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.
- Applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.
What the scholarship covers
Maximum scholarship awards are:
•$8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
•$10,000 for a semester
•$20,000 for a full academic year
Field of study
The scholarship is available in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
How to apply
The mode of application is online. Click here for more information on how to apply.
Scholarship application deadline
The deadline for scholarship application is February 5, 2014.