Four University of Oregon students currently received some promising information approximately their plans to examine abroad subsequent year. They are the recipients of the 2019-20 Boren Awards.

The prestigious awards are disbursed with the aid of the Institute of International Education, on behalf of the National Security Education Program. Three undergraduate students received Boren scholarships and one graduate pupil obtained a Boren fellowship to study abroad subsequent 12 months.

The awards bear the name of David L. Boren, number one creator of the legislature that created the NSEP. Preference is given to college students who’re studying much less typically taught languages, or who plan to examine in world areas which might be typically underrepresented in observe overseas and important to U.S. Foreign interests.

This 12 months’s recipients are:


Vincent Collins, worldwide research and Chinese double major 2020, who will participate within the Flagship Capstone Program at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, $eleven,300.
Chloe Mills, political technology 2020, who will examine at the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, $20,000.
Ally Shaw, linguistics and Asian studies 2020, who will have a look at on the Seoul National University Exchange in Seoul, Korea, $20,000.
Michelle Nikfarjam, Master’s candidate in International Studies that specialize in food research, will take a look at in depth Hindi thru the South Asian Flagship Language Initiative in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, $29,000.
“Our Boren recipients are devoted to public carrier, maintaining critical languages, and the use of their revel in to improve countrywide safety and worldwide information in an interconnected international,” said Dennis Galvan, dean and vice provost for the Division of Global Engagement. “It is truly an honor to have 3 Boren scholars and one Boren fellow from the University of Oregon. Our students preserve to have a strong illustration in worldwide education and we are elated.”


Undergraduates can get hold of as much as $20,000 in scholarships to apply to their look at abroad enjoy. In exchange for funding, scholars agree to fulfill a provider requirement after graduation working for pick federal U.S. Departments and businesses for as a minimum three hundred and sixty five days. For graduate fellows, award packages can cross as much as $30,000 and fellowships ought to closing for at the very least 12 weeks to a most of 365 days.

Boren scholarships are immensely aggressive and college students are endorsed to plan several months in advance of the award closing date. Applicants for those outstanding awards often get hold of helpful assistance and recommendation from advisors and team of workers inside the department’s Global Education Oregon office.

The office performs a vital position in connecting students with appropriate scholarships, offers, and programs that fine suit them, said Luis Ruiz, assistant director for pupil achievement and analytics at GEO.

“We want to aid college students in having the sort of transformative stories abroad that definitely shaped who we are, how we see the world, how we interact with one-of-a-kind societies, cultures, peoples,” Ruiz stated. “We had the ones enjoy ourselves and we need students to have that form of enjoy as well. Everything we can do to raise cognizance about these scholarships, to inspire them to apply, to suggest them along the manner so they can be successful in that process honestly align properly with our typical challenge at GEO.”