The Boren Scholarship provides study abroad scholarships of up to $25,000 for a full academic year or $12,500 for a semester. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students also have the option of applying for summer-only programs of eight weeks or more. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on almost any study abroad program. In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Working for USAID or tenure in the Peace Corps counts in the service requirement. Winners also receive priority-hiring status.
There will be three informational events within these two days:
10/20 at 3:30 pm: Info session in 514 IUB with scholarship recipient
10/21 at 9 am: Zoom info session https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud-6trT0iG9DsvOXdYoABsc_LNoOmU0J8
10/21 at 3 pm: Writing Workshop in 514 IUB to get interested students started on their applications