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Office of National Scholarship Advisement

University of Mississippi

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Application year:

Sophomore, Junior


The NSEP Boren Awards provide funding for U.S. undergraduates and graduate students studying in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Boren Scholarships are for undergraduates and Boren Fellowships are for graduate students.

Signature of Program:

Up to $20,000 ($30,000 for graduate students) to study less commonly taught languages abroad for an academic year or a summer plus a semester. STEM majors may apply for summer-only programs. Arab and Chinese Language Flagship Program students are especially encouraged to apply for Boren to support their capstone year.

Amount of Award:

Usually cover full costs of travel, living, and tuition, based on your application budget.


U.S. citizens who are first years through juniors are eligible. Those accepting Boren Awards commit to serve one year of employment in the Federal government. 3.0 GPA

Supplementary Materials:

Boren Application Checklist



Tim Dolan

The Boren Scholarship requires an institutional endorsement.


January 15

Area(s) of interest: