Special Academic Opportunities

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

The David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship program provides an opportunity to explore your understanding of countries and languages critical to U.S. national security.  You can select from a list including more than 85 countries and 45 languages.  The list does not include countries in Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.  The Boren Scholarship program is a National Security Education Program (NSEP) administered by the Academy for Educational Development.


Awards are made for a minimum of one and or maximum of four academic semesters (24 months).  Support for overseas study is a maximum of $12,000 per semester for up to four semesters.  Support for domestic study varies.  The maximum support for combined overseas and domestic study is $30,000.


Boren Fellowship recipients must be U.S. citizens working in the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State or the intelligence community.  Applicants working in other U.S. federal departments or agencies may be eligible.  Boren Fellows must be enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university within the United States.

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January 29, 2009

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