Boren Scholarship Informational Events - 10/22 & 10/23

Dear students,

The University of Illinois will be hosting informational sessions on National Security Education Program Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships. 

The Boren provides study abroad scholarships up to $25,000 for a full academic year or up to $12,500 for a semester. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on a language-intensive study abroad program. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) These are merit-based scholarships, and approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students also have the option of applying for summer-only programs of eight weeks or more.

In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security—generally the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, or the Intelligence Community within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Working for USAID or tenure in the Peace Corps counts in the service requirement. Winners also receive priority-hiring status.  

The campus application deadline is January 19, 2021 for any semester or year of study between May 2021 and May 2022.

 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Information Session

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from an Illinois alumni recipient

When: Oct 22, 2020 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkcOusqjoqHNGQ1a3v8z4neEDhpK...

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Writing Workshop

When: Oct 23, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcumhrDssE9BL6YRHrsdZbbW4P8...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information, undergraduate students should contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website.

The Graduate College Office of External Fellowships will host an information session for graduate students interested in Boren Fellowships on November 4, 2020 from 12-1 p.m. Graduate students can register for this session here: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1822383400 or contact Dana Johnson, Assistant Director of External Fellowships, for more information at dnj@illinois.edu.