Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.
Boren Scholarships promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1. Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students.
The Boren Scholarships offer a special initiative for STEM majors, funding up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields. All other applicants must plan to study overseas for at least a semester. STEM field majors may also apply for semester and year programs.
All students applying for Boren Scholarships are expected to have a significant language component as part of their proposed study abroad program. Although many STEM students choose study abroad programs that offer courses in STEM fields that is not required.
- Submit a Boren Scholarship application at https://nsep.iieweb.net/nsep/nseplogin.asp
- Complete letter of recommendation and transcripts
- Complete Language self-assessment
More information about the Boren Scholarship program.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.
During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
The 2015-2016 competition opens May 2014.
Grant lengths and dates vary by country.
All applicants must complete the Embark Fulbright Online Application including references and transcripts.
More information about the Fulbright Scholarship program.
The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting.
- Have U.S. citizenship OR be a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
- Be in the field of biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closely-related field (chemical, mechanical or electrical engineering with substantive interest and background in biomedicine). *
- Be no more than three years from the receipt of your most recent degree, or be currently enrolled.
- Have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country at the time of departure.
More information about the Whitaker Scholarship program.