The NSEP awards scholarships to U.S. students for study of world regions and languages critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Ideal candidates for the Boren are students of political science, government, critical languages, international studies, military science, STEM fields, or international business, although students of other social sciences, health sciences, and certain other fields are also encouraged to apply. The maximum scholarship award for one semester is $10,000, $8,000 for summer (STEM majors only), and $20,000 for programs six months in duration or longer. Interested students should contact their department for more information.
Note: The Boren Scholarship defines their year for programs beginning on June 1 or later. For example, Temple Japan students interested in applying for the Boren Scholarship for summer 2018 would need to apply for the Boren Scholarship by early-February 2017, and also meet the Temple deadline in mid-December 2016.
NSEP gives preference to applicants who intend to study abroad for a full academic year. Summer-only programs or 8 weeks or more are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors. Students who plan to pursue a career in the government are natural candidates since all recipients of Boren scholarships incur a service requirement within an agency of the federal government with national security responsibilities.
Read our Boren application guide for more information about Temple's Boren Scholarship advising and application process.
Completed applications must be submitted to Education Abroad by December 15 for the following academic year.