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Subject: BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS - LANGUAGE STUDY IN CRITICAL REGIONS

Description:
The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to
study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2015-16 in
non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the
languages of those areas. Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central &
Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren
Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia,
or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2015-16 may be used for study abroad
in Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016. More details are provided
below. The UMD deadline to apply for the Boren Scholarship will be January
23, 2015. You can learn more about the Boren Scholarship program here:
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

*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.*

Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the
past 3 years!!!

A representative from the Boren Scholarship Program will be on campus on
Thursday, October 16 to present an overview of the Boren Scholarship and
answer your questions:

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP REPRESENTATIVE - Thursday, October 16 at 4:00 pm ­ Marie
Mount Hall, Maryland Room (lower level) ­ RSVP  to [log in to unmask] as
space is limited.

In addition to the session listed above, the NSO has also scheduled a number
of information sessions for students unable to attend this presentation­ -
please write to [log in to unmask] to let us know which session you plan to
attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a
note to the same address.)

Monday, October 20 at 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, October 20 at 4:30 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 21 at 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 21 at 4:30 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 22 at 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 22 at 4:30 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 23 at 12 noon  ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 23 at 4:30 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall

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 23, 2015.
   If you are interested in learning more about the Maryland review process 
for
the Boren Scholarship, please attend an information workshop and contact the
National Scholarships Office at: [log in to unmask]
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BOREN SCHOLARSHIP ­ NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Website: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

Who can apply: US Citizens ­ All Majors ­ students who are now Freshmen,
Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors ­ GPA of 3.4 or higher strongly recommended
­ Students considering study abroad between Summer 2015 and Spring 2016 ­
**UMD winter term courses are not eligible.**

IMPORTANT: Eligible regions include Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe,
Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be
used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.

IMPORTANT: Students in ALL MAJORS are eligible to apply for up to 2 semesters
of Boren support, however, summer semester-only proposals are limited to
science, technology, engineering and mathematic majors. Students majoring in
these areas are STRONGLY encouraged to apply. Applications for summer-only
programs will be considered only if the program is eight (8) weeks or more.

DEADLINE FOR REQUIRED MARYLAND REVIEW PROCESS: Friday, January 23, 2015 ­
please contact us at [log in to unmask] for more information about the Boren
Scholarship and Maryland¹s review process.

DESCRIPTION: Boren Scholarships provide up to $10,000 per semester or $20,000
per academic year to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in 2015-16
in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and
underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern
Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The program draws on a
broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national
security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of
protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of
global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation,
global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic
competitiveness.

LANGUAGE STUDY: Boren Scholars typically include substantial language study
in their study abroad programs. (Exception: students applying to study abroad
in French or Spanish speaking regions of the world should already have
advanced proficiency in French or Spanish.) For a complete list of languages
and regions please visit the Boren Scholarship website.

AFRICAN LANGUAGES INITIATIVE: Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity to
deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and
cultures. Through the initiative, supplemental funding will be available for
Boren Scholars to study one of the following languages at the University of
Florida¹s summer 2015 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren
Scholarship funded program: Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese) Swahili, Wolof, 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 (Wolof).

PROGRAM PREFERENCES: The Boren Scholarship program strongly prefers proposals
for 2 semester of study abroad (with the exception of applicants in the
sciences, engineering and mathematics, who may summer-only programs). While
single-semester applications are permitted, we encourage students to consider
more than one semester of study abroad whenever possible. Preferred
combinations include: Summer + Fall semesters abroad and Fall + Spring
semesters abroad. Summer-only proposals are limited to Science/Engineering
and Math majors, though students in these major may apply for two semester of
study abroad as well. SENIORS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

AWARD: Awards depend on the actual cost of the proposed study abroad
programs. Maximum scholarship awards are: $10,000 for one semester and
$20,000 for two semesters or a full academic year.

SERVICE EXPECTATION: The Boren Scholarship program seeks applicants who are
strongly interested in exploring possibilities for U.S. Government
employment, and applications from students expressing a strong interest in
Federal service will be preferred. Recipients of Boren Scholarships are
expected to work for the Federal Government for one year. Boren Scholars must
begin fulfilling the service requirement within three years of graduation.
For more information about the Boren Scholarship service expectation please
visit the Boren website at: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

Contact Person: Francis P. Duvinage
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]