No upcoming workshops at this time.
All currently-enrolled UI undergraduates applying for a Boren Scholarship must apply through Boren Campus Representative Karen Wachsmuth in International Programs. Please contact her for an initial appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org . In addition, all applicants need to make an appointment to submit their final application materials in person. Appointments must be requested in advance and will be scheduled on Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22.
Electronic and hard copy application materials must be submitted to Karen Wachsmuth, International Programs, 1111 University Capitol Centre (please see checklist below).
If you would like your essay drafts reviewed by Karen Wachsmuth, you must submit them to her on or before: Tuesday, January 15. Essays will be read on a first-come, first-served basis.
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. The Boren Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000 in funding for a full academic year and $10,000 for a semester.
The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.
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.
The selection committee is seeking well-written, complete proposals that:
1. Submit completed online application consisting of:
2. Submit hard copies of all supplementary materials to Karen including:
1. Contact your Boren campus representative, Karen Wachsmuth (email@example.com )
2. Meet with Study Abroad staff to determine which program(s) you will select.
4. You must submit hard copies of the following supplementary materials to: Karen Wachsmuth, International Programs:
a. A one-page study abroad program  description with cost information. (This may be a page from the program’s website or a photocopy of part of the program brochure.)
b. If you set up direct enrollement or individually arranged study abroad program, please provide two letters of support. The first letter should be from your home institution and the second letter should be from your overseas host institution.
5. All components of the application should be submitted by the campus deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 4:30 p.m.
If you would like your essays reviewed by Karen Wachsmuth, you must submit them for review by: Tuesday, January 15. Essays will be read on a first-come, first-served basis.
For additional information please view our Boren application process Power Point .