Funded by the National Security Education Program, Boren Awards offer students up to $20,000 annually for study in countries and areas of the world that are critical to US security interests. National security is broadly defined by the program and includes areas of study such as sustainable development and the environment, global health, hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Additionally the program seeks to expand opportunities for significant study of less commonly studied languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili, among others.
Marquette students applying for a Boren award are encouraged to follow this suggested timeline for awards beginning in 2011-12:
· Review www.borenawards.org to determine your eligibility for an award and review the application requirements.
· Begin to explore possible study abroad programs through Marquette: http://www.marquette.edu/abroad
· Meet with Campus Representative (Kristen Michelson) by calling the Marquette Office of International Education main office at 414-288-7289 to set up an advising appointment to discuss initial study abroad proposal.
· Research program options and obtain detailed information about your study abroad program sites.
· Narrow your program choices to two programs.
· Write first draft of your proposal, linking the Boren Awards program goals to your own academic and professional goals.
· Have your proposal draft critically reviewed by the Writing Center (Raynor Library, Room 240) and by a minimum of one professor with academic interests related to your field of study and/or proposed country.
· Revise your proposal and submit to Campus Representative for review.
· Identify three references whom you can ask for letters of recommendation.
· Meet with Campus Representative to discuss your proposal and any further suggested modifications to your written proposal.
· Make a formal request to your three references for letters of recommendation. Submit your curriculum vitae and your written proposal as well as a description of your proposed study abroad program to your references.
· Campus deadline January 14, 2011
· Submit your completed online application and turn in required supporting documents to Campus representative in the Office of International Education, AMU 425.
· Campus Representative coordinates a review committee of three to conduct the on-campus interview with you.
· National deadline February 10, 2011. Campus Representative finalizes your application with reviewer recommendations and mails any supporting documents to Boren.
Ms. Gail Gilbert
|Alumni Memorial Union 416|
1442 W. Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
|Office: (414) 288-7289|
Fax: (414) 288-3701