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Boren Awards for International Study - UG Scholarship

Application Deadline:



Study Abroad


Winners receive a monthly scholarship of 650 Euros for full month. The amount will be calculated on a daily basis if you will stay less than 22 days a month. DAAD provides health insurance, accident and personal liability insurance. All interns are invited to the three-day RISE Germany meeting in Heidelberg at the beginning of July and will receive an allowance of 160 Euros for travel to the meeting.

The scholarship does not cover international travel costs.



A U.S. citizen at the time of application.

A high school graduate, or have earned a GED, and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards.

Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before you graduate. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.

Terms of Award:

Maximum scholarship awards are:

$8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
$10,000 for a semester
$20,000 for a 6 - 12 months

In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the a service requirement, which is one year long and must begin within 3 years of graduation.

Please Submit:

Application requirements: Complete and submit online Application

Materials that must be submitted to the University Fellowships Office:

A printed copy of your completed online Application (including budget section, study abroad program section, 2 statements of purpose)
2 Letters of Reference
Unofficial Transcript (after review, you will need to provide an official hard copy transcript including grades from Fall semester)
Language Self Assessment

For more information: Director of University Fellowships Office

Boren Website:

Online Application: