National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.


You are eligible for a David L. Boren Scholarship if you are an undergraduate who is:

  • A citizen of the United States at the time you submit your application.
  • A high school graduate, or have earned a GED, and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program in a U.S. post-secondary institution, including universities, colleges and community colleges accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Applying to engage in a study abroad experience in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand that meets home institution standards.
  • Planning to use the scholarship for study abroad, and the study abroad program ends before you graduate. Boren Scholarships are not for study in the United States.

Undergraduates should contact the Office of Overseas Study for the internal IUB application, the deadline, and other information:

Office of Overseas Study
Leo R. Dowling International Center
111 South Eagleson Avenue
Phone: 812-855-9304

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