Friday, October 19, 2012

Info Session on National Security Education Program's Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad

Are you interested in scholarships for studying abroad in a non-traditional location?

Interested in government service?

Learn about the National Security Education Program's Boren Scholarships and Fellowships for study abroad!

Representatives from the NSEP Boren Scholarship program will be on campus to discuss the program.

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2012
Where: ESIA 1957 E Street, NW Room 505

Info about the Boren (Graduate) Fellowships begins at 3:30pm
Info about the Boren (Undergraduate) Scholarships begins at 5:00pm

NOTE: The GW campus deadline for applying for NSEP Boren Undergraduate Scholarship is January 15, 2013. 
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NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM - Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
GW CAMPUS DEADLINE: January 15, 2013
ELIGIBILITY: US Citizenship; Recommended minimum GPA 3.2

How to Apply:
NOTE: If you are planning to apply for an NSEP/Boren Scholarship, please register on-line as early as possible. There is no commitment involved in registering, but it permits us to offer you the highest level of application support.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study in regions critical to U.S. interests - including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East. (The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) NSEP focuses on geographic areas and languages deemed critical to U.S. national security and currently underrepresented in study abroad. For a complete list of preferred countries, languages and fields of study please visit this page:

NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security applied by the President in his annual National Security Strategy, 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. NSEP emphasizes the importance of language study as a major component of your study-abroad program. Study of a foreign language appropriate to the identified country must be an integral part of each proposal. In addition, you must meet any language requirements of the study-abroad experience you propose.

Length of Study Abroad: NSEP goals will be promoted most effectively if students experience cultural and linguistic immersion in the overseas program for an academic year. For this reason, we strongly encourage undergraduate study abroad proposals based on two consecutive semesters of study. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing more than a semester of study. NSEP scholarships cover study abroad during summer 2013, fall 2013, and/or spring 2014. All eligible programs for 2013-2014 must begin on or after May 15, 2013.

Special information on Summer Study Abroad: Summer-only programs are limited to applied science and engineering majors, regardless of class standing. Applications for summer-only programs will only be considered if the program is eight (8) weeks or longer and is designed as a "language immersion" program.

NSEP Service Requirement: The NSEP prefers applicants who desire to work in the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Defense, or the Intelligence Community; however, Boren scholars currently work in offices and agencies throughout the federal government.  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to a career in government service. There is also an expectation that NSEP Scholars and Fellows will use the language or regional expertise acquired as a result of the award in their work for the U.S. government. The duration of the service requirement is equal to the duration of assistance provided under the program, but in no case less than one year. NSEP Boren Scholars must begin to fulfill the service requirement no later than three years after the date of graduation from or termination of the program of study for which the scholarship was awarded.  NSEP Boren program also assists scholars with appropriate job placement.

Award: NSEP Boren Scholarships are merit-based. Award amounts are based on the study abroad costs and financial aid information provided by the applicant. The maximum award is $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year. Students must inform IIE/NSEP of any additional outside funding they receive for their study-abroad program.

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