Boren Awards Statistics & Top Institutions

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Top-Performing Institutions - 2020 Boren Awards

Top Countries & Languages - 2020 Boren Awards

 

Top-Performing Institutions

In 2020, the national nominating panel selected 119 Boren Fellows from 268 graduate applications and 217 Boren Scholars from 784 undergraduate applications. The institutions cited below were the top recipients of these awards based on initial selections -- i.e. before declined awards and the promotion of alternates. The top 5 in each category are listed, including ties.

Top-Performing Institutions - Combined Total

Institution Name

Total 2020 Recipients

University of Chicago

17

American University

11

Indiana University-Bloomington

11

Brigham Young University-Provo

9

Johns Hopkins University

9

 

Top-Performing Institutions - Boren Fellowships

Institution Name

Total 2020 Recipients

Johns Hopkins University

8

American University

7

University of Chicago

7

Georgetown University

6

Tufts University

6

 

Top-Performing Institutions - Boren Scholarships

Institution Name

Total 2020 Recipients

University of Chicago

10

Brigham Young University-Provo

9

Indiana University-Bloomington

9

Portland State University

6

University of Florida

6

University of Maryland-College Park

6

 

Top-Countries & Languages

The map and list below show the top countries and languages studied by Boren Awards recipients in 2020. As with the top-performing institutions above, these statistics are based on initial selections of the national nominating panel. Please note that the statistics below do not show the likelihood of receiving an award for a particular country or language. Countries and languages included in the Regional Language Initiatives received a higher proportion of awards to applications. Regions with countries and languages preferred by the Boren Awards receive awards in roughly the same proportion as applications to those regions. Non-preferred countries and languages are much rarer, and are considered on an applicant-by-applicant basis.

Map of 2020 Boren Awards Recipients

Top Countries & Languages

Boren Scholarships

Boren Fellowships

Grand Total

Arabic

19

24

 

Mandarin

32

5

 

Mandarin

13

7

 

Portuguese

13

6

 

Kazakh

 

1

 

Russian

16

   

Korean

13

4

 

Azerbaijani

1

 

 

Turkish

10

5

 

Hindi

4

3

 

Kanarese

 

1

 

Urdu

4

3

 

Japanese

11

4

 

French

11

2

 

Wolof

 

2

 

Arabic

13

1

 

Swahili

11

2

 

Indonesian

6

5

 

Portuguese

4

4

 

Russian

4

2

 

Ukrainian

 

1

 

Arabic

3

   

Hebrew

 

2

 

Xhosa

 

1

 

Zulu

2

2

 

Persian

2

1

 

Tajik

1

 

 

Uzbek

1

   

Amharic

1

2

 

Oromo

 

1

 

Akan/Twi

1

3

 

Russian

3

1

 

Polish

1

3

 

Croatian

3

   

Georgian

1

 

 

Russian

1

1

 

Russian

 

3

 

Arabic

2

1

 

Armenian

1

 

 

Kurdish

1

   

Spanish

 

2

 

Russian

1

1

 

Cantonese

1

   

Mandarin

1

   

Quechua

1

 

 

Spanish

 

1

 

Serbian

1

1

 

Acholi

 

1

 

Swahili

 

1

 

Vietnamese

 

2

 

Albanian

 

1

 

Bosnian

1

   

Khmer

 

1

 

Hungarian

 

1

 

Mayan

 

1

 

Serbian

1

 

1

Burmese

 

1

 

Nepali

 

1

 

Tagalog

 

1

 

Thai

1

 

 

 

 

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