David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Institute of International Education, USA
U.S undergraduate and graduate students
The National Security Education Program (NSEP)
for the scholarship is to allow American students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad; for the fellowship is to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
By implementing some of the world’s most prestigious and innovative scholarship programs in a fair, open, and transparent manner, the Institute of International Education (IIE), an American NGO, provides talent from around the world with access to leading institutions of higher education and the international experience. These programs are critical to promoting mutual understanding, and developing global leaders. There are many different types of fellowship and scholarship allowing American students to study abroad and get specific experiences in the field of their studies. David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are a valuable example of the opportunities promoted by the IIE. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 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 Fellowships instead provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. Boren Scholars and Fellows study throughout the world, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.
Jonah Kokodyniak, Deputy Vice President, Strategic Development, Institute of International Education 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 USA, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org