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Scholarship Name:

National Security Education Program Boren Fellowship

Scholarship Description:

Fellowship offered through the National Security Education Program to college students.

Award Amount:

Up to $30,000.00


Number of Scholarships:

Multiple awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must plan to study-abroad; 2) Must either be matriculated in or applying to an accredited graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university; 3) One (1) page description of the study abroad program; 4) Budget for study-abroad program required; 5) Language self-assessment required; 6) Fellowship awarded as follows: Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000.00 for overseas study. Additionally, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.00. 


o Applicants must adhere to their campus deadline. To find your campus representative, check HERE.

o Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one (1) year after graduation.

o Boren Fellowships are made for a min. of twelve (12) weeks overseas and a max. of one (1)  year overseas. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 (annually).

o  Priority consideration given to applicants proposing overseas programs of six (6) months or longer.

o Recipients notified NLT mid-late April (annually).





Nationwide (US)

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application, Must be a US citizen

Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be an undergraduate senior or graduate student

Category (Select all that apply):

Merit-based, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities, Major/Field of Study

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

National Security Education Program
1400 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Telephone: (800) 618-6737



January 30, 2019 (NLT 5:00 p.m. EST) (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).