University of Iowa

Boren Scholarships for International Study

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars are interested in studying less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Students must fulfill a one-year federal service requirement within three years of graduation. For U.S. Students only. Applicants wishing to apply for the Boren Scholarship Program will work with Study Abroad to determine a suitable program and work with Dr. Karen Wachsmuth on application submission. 

Amount Awarded: $8,000-$20,000

UI Campus Deadline: Fall 2020 - (see January dates on UI Boren webpage)

Please consult the UI Boren webpage for information on upcoming webinars and specific application instructions.