International Scholarships for Students
The Boren Awards promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion abroad the U.S. territories. The areas that are interested to the funding are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.
Boren Awards invest in linguistic and cultural knowledge for aspiring federal government employees. The Boren Awards recipients commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Applications must show the implications of national security and the many career opportunities available.
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Established by Congress in 1991, NSEP consists of multiple initiatives, including Boren Scholarships, Boren Fellowships, and the Language Flagship.
Fulbright US Student Program
The US Fulbright Student Program is a prestigious international cultural and educational exchange program sponsored by the US Government. The goal of the program is to Increase mutual understanding between the people of US and people of other countries. There are two types of grants: independent study/research projects and English Teaching Assistant awards. The grant takes place outside of the U.S. for 8-10 months after graduation with a bachelor's degree or during graduate degree enrollment. More than 2000 Fulbright participants live and work in ~140 countries each year, supported by travel funding, a stipend, and benefits provided by the grant. Fulbright opens opportunities for students to achieve personal, academic, and cultural goals to the benefit of the host country as well as the United States. The University of St. Thomas promotes and supports current students and alumni as they compete for this scholarship.
For more information visit the official Fulbright U.S. Student Program site.
Director of Prestigious International Scholarships
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