Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The Boren program provides opportunities for undergraduate students (United States citizens) to add an international and language component to their education, with scholarship awards up to $20,000 and fellowship awards up to $30,000.

Boren scholarship and fellowship recipients focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and that are underrepresented in study abroad. These areas include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, visit Boren Awards for International Study online.

Western Michigan University campus review deadline: first Friday of the spring semester. The WMU Boren Committee will complete review of the application packets and submit materials before the national deadline.

Successful applications to national scholarship competitions require significant advising support; at least two appointments are needed for each student's application. Schedule an appointment in October with Dr. Lee Penyak, WMU's campus representative for Boren scholarships and fellowships, at (269) 387-5890 or