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Subject: Reminder: Boren Scholarship Representative Visit - Thursday Oct. 29

Description:
The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to
study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2016-17 in
non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the
languages of those areas. Boren Scholarships for 2016-17 may be used for
study abroad in Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017. Maryland has
ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 4
years!!!
The Boren Scholarship supports study of any of the languages of Africa, South
Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics,
Latin America, and the Middle East. In addition, the Boren program has
special initiatives for African and South Asian languages:

AFRICAN LANGUAGES INITIATIVE: The Boren Scholarship offers applicants special
opportunities to begin or deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in,
African languages and cultures. Through the initiative Boren Scholars can
study one of the following languages at a U.S.-based summer 2015 program
prior to commencing their overseas Boren Scholarship funded program: French,
Akan/Twi, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu. In addition, African Languages
Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and
cultural study during fall semester 2015 in the following countries: Tanzania
(Swahili), Mozambique (Portuguese), and Senegal (French).

SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES INITIATIVE: The Boren Scholarship offers applicants
special opportunities to begin or deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency
in, Hindi and Urdu and cultural immersion by participating in domestic and
overseas language programs. The SAFLI program is appropriate for applicants
with no language proficiency as well as those with intermediate and advanced
proficiency in Hindi and/or Urdu.
*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks
applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award
carries a one-year service expectation.*

The UMD deadline to apply for the Boren Scholarship will be January 25, 2016.
You can learn more about the Boren Scholarship program here:
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html
The NSO has scheduled a number of information sessions to help you learn more
about the Boren Scholarship and its application process. (If you are unable
to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to [log in to unmask])

BOREN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE VISIT: Thursday, October 29 at 4 pm –
Location: Susquehanna Hall Room 2114 - rsvp to [log in to unmask]

Additional Boren Info Sessions – ALL IN MARIE MOUNT HALL ROOM 2403:
Wednesday, November 4 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
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Wednesday, November 4 at 4:30 pm– 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
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Thursday, November 5 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
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Thursday, November 5 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
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Friday November 6 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
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DEADLINE: All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in
a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen
your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is JANUARY 25,
2016.
Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate
Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu


Contact Person: Francis P. Duvinage
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