Boren Awards Information Session

Date: Thursday, Nov 15, 1:30PM
Venue: 109 Disque Hall, 32nd and Chestnut

Sue Sharp, Assistant Director for the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, is coming to Drexel and will be giving a presentation about the Boren Awards.

For those of you who don’t already know, the Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. 

The Boren Scholarship provides opportunities for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year and agree to a one-year service requirement in the federal government post-graduation. 

Boren Fellowships for graduate students can be used for language study, overseas academic study, research (either Master’s or Ph.D. level), an academic internship, or any combination of the above. Boren Fellows receive up to $30,000 and also agree to a one-year service requirement in the federal government post-graduation.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at For more information please contact Cindy Schaarschmidt, Asst. Director of the Drexel Fellowships Office.