November 14, 2023

A brief reminder that tomorrow, the Institute of International Education (IIE) will be hosting a virtual information session exclusively for UW students to introduce the David L. Boren Awards, which provide funding to students learning critical languages abroad. We would appreciate if you could share this opportunity with your studentsapplications are accepted in all fields, at both undergraduate and graduate level of study.
Thank you,
Michelle Sutton & Chetana Acharya
Boren Awards for Language Study Abroad Information Session
Wednesday, November 15, 4 p.m., via Zoom | Register to attend >
This session will be hosted by Michael Saffle from the Institute of International Education (IIE), for UW students only. Students are invited to learn about program requirements, eligibility, the application and review processes, and connecting with UW campus support. Questions are welcome and encouraged.
Award Highlights
  • Open to U.S. citizens at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Up to $25,000 awarded to undergraduate students who study language abroad during the academic year (semester or longer)
  • Up to $8,000 for undergraduate STEM majors to study a language abroad during the summer (8-11 weeks)
  • Up to $30,000 awarded to graduate students studying a language abroad. Graduate students can also incorporate independent research, internships, or academic study.
  • Must be studying a language for the duration of the Boren award (list of preferred languages >)
  • Must be a matriculated student for the duration of the award
  • Students who accept a Boren award must commit to working for the federal government for one year
Application Deadlines
Graduate Applicants: Wed., January 24, 2 p.m. Pacific
Undergraduate Applicants: Wed., January 31, 2 p.m. Pacific
Questions & Application Support
Graduate & Professional Applicants: Michelle Sutton (she/her), Assistant Director, Office of Fellowships & Awards, The Graduate School
Undergraduate Applicants: Chetana Acharya, MS (she/her), Assistant Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, Undergraduate Academic Affairs