The University of Iowa

Boren Awards Information Session with Craig Fredrickson, Sept. 12, 2-3p.m., 1117 UCC

September 5th, 2013

Boren Awards
Mr. Craig Fredrickson, Boren Awards Program Officer from the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Washington, D.C., will present an information session on Thursday, September 12, from 2-3 p.m., in the International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. See the event poster.

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.  Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less-commonly-taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, please visit the Boren Awards website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.  More information about the Boren Awards is available at

This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Karen Wachsmuth, academic programs and student services administrator, International Programs,, 319-335-1436.

Application Deadlines

Boren Scholarship: UI Campus Deadline  January 22, 2014
Boren Fellowship: National deadline: January 28, 2014