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Scholarships

Each year, more than $600,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs. A list of available scholarships can be found below. Questions regarding the specifics of each of these scholarships should be directed to the program of interest.

Need-based Scholarship

Roosevelt University (RU) offers a limited number of need-based scholarships to undergraduate students who wish to participate in a RU faculty-led international study program (course/trip) during the Fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for a need-based scholarship, a student must 1) be in a degree program, 2) be in good academic standing, and 3) receive some form of need-based financial aid.

Applications must be submitted to the Office of International Academic Programs, 430 S. Michigan Ave., AUD 1752 on/before September 1st, 2013. No late submissions will be accepted. Download the application.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships have concluded.

Applications for 2014-2015 are availalbe at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit www.borenawards.org.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

  • Boren Fellowship: January 28, 2014
  • Boren Scholarship: February 5, 2014

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit www.borenawards.org for information about your campus.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Flight Vouchers through CEA

CEA periodically offers airline promotions worth up to $1,200. Check the CEA website for future offers.

Fullbright

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.

Gilman

The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who demonstrate high financial need.

Students studying abroad during the Spring 2014 term will be able to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship starting in mid-August.

Scholarships by Study Abroad program