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Boren Scholarships 2025 at University of Pittsburgh

Boren Scholarships : Enhance your academic journey and embrace global engagement through the esteemed Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Awards, tailored for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students passionate about advancing their international and language studies.

The University of Pittsburgh proudly supports its students in pursuing these prestigious awards, focusing on regions crucial to U.S. interests.

Boren Scholarships:

Broaden Your Horizons Undergraduate students have the opportunity to fund their study abroad experiences in vital world regions with awards customized by duration:

  • Receive up to $25,000 for stays of 25-52 weeks, prioritizing longer-term immersion.
  • Gain up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks, providing significant support for semester-long programs.
  • Enjoy a special $8,000 incentive for STEM majors studying abroad for 8-11 weeks, promoting brief yet intensive exposure.

Boren Fellowships:

Deepen Your Research Graduate students seeking to deepen their expertise can secure funding for research and language studies abroad:

  • Obtain awards up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks, supporting in-depth research projects.
  • Access up to $12,500 for shorter 12-24 week projects, along with an optional $12,000 for domestic language study, expanding the fellowship’s reach and impact.

How to Apply: Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships
Boren Scholarships

Embarking on the Boren Awards journey requires thorough planning and preparation:

  1. Start Your Application: Visit the official Boren Awards Apply Now page and select your desired country and language.
  2. Get Informed: Utilize resources such as the Boren Awards webinar, connect with the University of Pittsburgh’s campus representative for tailored advice, and review the selection criteria meticulously.
  3. Choose a Program: Opt for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative for structured, language-focused programs, or design your own study program to align with your academic and professional aspirations.
  4. Reflect on Professional Goals: Consider how your study aligns with national security and your career plans, particularly within the federal government, to strengthen your application.
  5. Seek Additional Support: Leverage webinars and direct support from Boren Awards staff and your campus representative to ensure a competitive application.

Boren Awards Application Deadline

Mark these important dates on your calendar if you plan to apply for the Boren Awards 2024:

  • For Boren Fellowships: Submit your application by January 22, 2025.
  • For Boren Scholarships: The deadline is slightly later, on January 29, 2025.

Embrace this unique opportunity to expand your academic horizons and professional network.

For University of Pittsburgh students, detailed application guidance and links are available on the University of Pittsburgh Boren Scholarship information page.

Start planning today for an enriching experience that will pave the way for a career on the global stage.