Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) / Boren scholarships are awarded to undergraduates studying foreign languages abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Preference is given to those pursuing studies of less commonly taught languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and selection is based on academic merit. The maximum award amount is $8,000 for summer (STEM students only), $12,500 for one semester, and $25,000 for a full academic year. Award recipients must fulfill a service requirement upon graduation, working for selected federal departments and agencies. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit draft applications to Global Education Oregon for review at least one month prior to the UO deadline. For more information and application materials, visit the Boren scholarships website.


  • A U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Matriculated at that UO for the duration of their Boren-funded program
  • Participating in a study abroad program in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. 


There is an on-campus Boren review process for this scholarship. Interested students should contact Global Education Oregon at regarding questions about the application process, and to learn about info sessions and workshops.