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Scholarship Name:

National Security Education Program Boren Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered through National Security Education Program to college students.

Award Amount:

Up to $20,000.00

Number of Scholarships:

Multiple awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:

Two (2) letters of recommendation

Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must plan to study-abroad; 2) One (1) page description of the study abroad program required; 3) Budget for study-abroad program required; 4) Language self-assessment required; 5) Priority for programs in countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security; 6) Priority consideration for applicants who will study abroad for longer periods of time and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government; 7) Transcript(s) required; 8) Scholarship awarded as follows:

o $8,000.00 for a summer program
(special initiative for STEM students
only; 8 weeks min.);
o $10,000.00 for a semester;
o $20,000.00 for 6 – 12 months.


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

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

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




One (1) year


Nationwide (US)

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application, Must be a US citizen


Additional Applicant Requirements:

Must be an undergraduate 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


February 5, 2020 (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).

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