Boren Scholarship

Overview

The Boren Scholarship provides funding to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars represent many academic fields but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. Successful candidates will be able to relate their career goals, as well as country and language choice to U.S. national security broadly defined. Applicants must demonstrate interest in government service, also broadly defined. The award is for a period of one semester or one academic year and includes $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; eight weeks minimum), $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for a full academic year.

Deadline

External Deadline: February

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship at the time of application.
  • Matriculated at UB; Boren Scholars must remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.
  • Applying to participate in a study abroad program that meets UB standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

How to Apply

Campus Liaison

Past Award Recipients and Honorees

Year

Name

Award

Field of Study

Hometown

Language

2021

Dalanda Jalloh

Recipient

Social Science Interdisciplinary

Brooklyn, NY

French

2020

Alisa Delaj

Recipient

Mechanical Engineering

Yonkers, NY

Korean

2020

Carmila Stafford 

Recipient

Linguistics

Orchard Park, NY

Japanese

2017

Kayleigh Hamernik

Recipient

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Syracuse, NY

Hindi

2017

Hanna Santanam

Recipient

English and Anthropology

Manlius, NY

Hindi

2016

Kayleigh Reed

Recipient

Asian Studies and English

Westfield, NY

Urdu

2015

Casey Rothberg

Recipient

Economics

Beacon, NY

Chinese

2012

Sarah Boerschig

Recipient

Asian Studies and History

Buffalo, NY

Japanese