Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide students with resources to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. In exchange, students commit to seek employment in the federal government. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas that allow American students to develop vital global competencies.
Flagship students who receive Boren Scholarships may apply that funding to the year-long immersion at an Overseas Flagship Program partner university where they directly enroll in courses in their fields of study and engage in professional internships.
In 2014, NSEP awarded 27 Boren Scholarships to Flagship students studying Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.