Boren Scholarship - How to Apply

Please note that the content below applies to the 2019 application year. Some program information may change ahead of the next application deadlines in January/February 2020.

Applications for 2019-2020 must be submitted by 5 pm EST on February 7, 2019

All elements of the Boren Scholarships application are online and must be submitted by the deadline.

Biographical and Educational Information

You must upload transcripts for all colleges and universities where a degree was obtained or pursued.

Study Abroad Program

The Boren Scholarships fund the study of language and culture in a program of your choosing. The Boren Scholarships do not choose a program for you nor do we recommend or suggest programs. Choosing the right study abroad program is a matter to be decided in consultation with your study abroad office, academic advisors, Boren Campus Representative, as well as other trusted sources.

In your online application, you will upload a one page description of your study abroad program. This may be a page from the program’s website or part of the program brochure.

Program Budget

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for a year-long program, $10,000 for a semester long program and $8,000 for STEM majors to participate in a summer program. For more information please visit the budget guidelines.

Two Essays

The essays are the most important part of the application. For more information please visit the essay guidelines.

Letters of Recommendation and the Language Proficiency Evaluation

Your application must include two letters of recommendation. You may also include a third letter of recommendation and a language proficiency form. For more information please visit recommendations and evaluations.

Language Self-Assessment

Complete this online form using the LinguaFolio® Self-Assessment guide. The language self-assessment is a form where the applicant assesses their own level in every language that they speak using the language self-assessment guide.


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