9. What if a Boren Scholar or Fellow is unable to secure employment in any Federal agency?

While NSEP is deeply committed to helping Boren Scholars and Fellows secure Federal employment, the Federal Government is not obligated to hire any individual who has received funding through this program. Therefore, if a Scholar or Fellow from the 2008-present award cohort demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in the Federal Government, the Scholar or Fellow may petition NSEP to fulfill the requirement in an education position directly related to the language(s) or area(s) he/she studied during the Boren Scholarship or Fellowship or to another language or area where he/she has demonstrated competency. The education option is available only after exhausting all opportunities to fulfill the requirement in the Federal Government in accordance with conditions established by NSEP.