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Boren Awards information session

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about the Boren Awards for International Study should attend an information session Friday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in Tomlinson Hall, Room 135.

The session will be hosted by Stephanie McGowan of the Institute for International Education, which administers the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships. McGowan will provide a general overview of the application and discuss how to create a competitive application.

Boren Awards provide a funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.)

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students to study in countries that generally are underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at

For more information about fellowships and scholarships, visit