Scholarship Information Sessions

The National Scholarship Office (NSO) will be offering several information sessions during the fall semester related to scholarship programs with deadlines later this fall or early in the spring semester.
Boren Awards: Boren Scholarships (undergrads) and Fellowships (graduate students) can be used to study languages that are not frequently studied in the United States. The funds–up to $20,000 for a full year of study–from these awards can be used to study any language besides the Western European languages and study anywhere other than Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The Boren Awards have a focus on national security and include a service requirement where awardees agree to work for the federal government for one year (for each year of funding).
Critical Language Scholarships: The CLS is available to all students and all majors who are enrolled (undergraduate and graduate students) in the fall semester. The CLS is a summer intensive language program taught in a country where the target language is spoken. There are fourteen languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali/Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Arabic and Persian require one year of college language courses; Japanese, Mandarin, and Russian require two years. Other than passport expenses, the CLS covers all other cost for the 7-10 week program. There is no service requirement.
Truman Scholarship: Undergraduates who are on schedule to graduate in 2019 are eligible to apply to be nominated for the 2018 Truman Scholarship. This award is focused on identifying and preparing future leaders for a career in the public sector. The award provides up to $30,000 to help pay for graduate school and also provides mentoring and internship opportunities. The Truman Scholarship also comes with a service requirement that awardees will work in the public sector for at least three of the first seven years after they finish graduate school.
All current students who are interested in learning more about these scholarship opportunities are invited to attend one of the upcoming information sessions. Dates, times, and locations can be found on the NSO blog. Interested students may also want to schedule an appointment to meet with a staff member in the NSO.

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