Boren Information Session

Interested in studying abroad? Mr. Jeff Wing, Director of the National Scholarship Office, will be holding an information session on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12pm for the Boren Scholarship and Fellowship program in room 1303 at The Honors College (701 W. Grace St.). 

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates and graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For more information, please contact HonorsNSO@vcu.edu or visit http://www.borenawards.org/ .

2013-2014 Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Now Open!

Hello Future Boren Scholars!

Interested in applying to the Boren Scholarship or Fellowship? Don’t know what the Boren is? Are you interested in studying in an area traditionally underrepresented in study abroad? Find out more information here!

Make sure you are eligibleHave you read the post award service requirement? Are you currently an undergraduate or graduate student?  Read over the requirements to make sure you can apply.

Education Abroad is happy to assist any student who is applying to the Boren this fall with feedback on their essays and application. We also strongly encourage applicants to make an appointment at the National Scholarship Office at VCU to start the application process early on.

Good Luck!

2012-2013 Boren Awards Applications Now Available!

The applications for the 2012-2013 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available!
Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholarships provide undergraduate students up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research.
The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is January 31 and the deadline for the Boren Scholarship is February 9.
The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Progr
am (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education. Please contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005-2403
Tel: 1-800-618-NSEP
Fax: 202-326-7672
www.borenawards.org

Boren Scholarship Information Session Wednesday, October 20 @ 12pm

Join the Honors College for an information session regarding Boren Scholarships and Fellowships!
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates and graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
The information session will be held Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00 pm in the Honors College, 701 W. Grace Street. We hope you can attend!

VCU Students Represent the World!

We are proud to announce that three VCU students have been chosen to receive the Critical Language Scholarship this summer!
The Critical Language Scholarship is a highly competitive award. It’s purpose is to support students who are interested in mastering a language that is underrepresented in traditional courses of study and is deemed critical to U.S. security. Scholarship recipients receive intensive language training abroad for seven to thirteen weeks. More information on the Critical Language Scholarship can be found at their website: Critical Language Scholarship
VCU scholarship recipients Caitlin Canney and Ben Nelson will study Arabic in Amman, Jordan, while recipient Kerim Rached will study Turkish in Ankara, Turkey. We congratulate them and wish them safe and happy travels!