Scholarship Alert!

CIEE’s Language Intensive Focus Track Scholarship (LIFT) will provide $100,000 annually to encourage students to study one of five languages—Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, or Russian—for a year in another country.

LIFT scholarships will be initially offered to current CIEE students pursuing intensive language development in Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Russian, and will expand to all CIEE language programs beginning in fall 2013. Scholarship awards will be a minimum of $5,000 and will be awarded to exemplary students based on undergraduate GPA and the strength of a personal essay.

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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 or visit .

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 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

Critical Language Scholarship Meeting -Friday, September 24, 2010 at 2pm

Interested in studying abroad this summer? The National Scholarship Office will be hosting Mr. Michael Halvach from the Critical Language Scholarship program, on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) in room 1303 at 2pm.
The CLS program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.
CLS provides full summer (eight to ten weeks) funding for beginning, intermediate and advanced study of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian. All CLS programs are held in countries where the language is spoken and many involve home stays in addition to intensive classroom instruction.  Some programs offer only intermediate and advanced training and some are open only to graduate students and graduating seniors.  Check the CLS website for specific details. For more information on CLS visit