Boren Awards Orientation Session December 10

Boren logoAn infor­ma­tion ses­sion on the Boren schol­ar­ship and fel­low­ship awards for inter­na­tion­al study will be held Tues­day, Decem­ber 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in Moore Hall 258 on the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii Mānoa cam­pus.

The Boren awards are fund­ed by the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram (NSEP), which focus­es on geo­graph­ic areas, lan­guages, and fields of study deemed crit­i­cal to U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty.

The Boren Schol­ar­ships pro­vide up to $20,000 to U.S. under­grad­u­ates to study abroad in crit­i­cal regions such as Asia, Africa, East­ern Europe, Eura­sia, Latin Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean, and the Mid­dle East. The Boren Fel­low­ships pro­vide up to $30,000 to U.S. grad­u­ate stu­dents to add an impor­tant inter­na­tion­al and lan­guage com­po­nent to their grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion through spe­cial­iza­tion in area study, lan­guage study, or increased lan­guage pro­fi­cien­cy. Fel­low­ships sup­port study and research in Asia, Africa, Cen­tral add East­ern Europe, Eura­sia, Latin Amer­i­ca, and the Mid­dle East as well as study of less com­mon­ly taught lan­guages such as Kore­an, Chi­nese, Ara­bic, Por­tuguese, Russ­ian, and Swahili.

Detailed infor­ma­tion about the Boren Awards Pro­gram can be found at http://www.borenawards.org/program. The UH Mānoa cam­pus rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Boren Awards is Dr. Chizuko Allen, fel­low­ships coör­di­na­tor of the School of Pacf­ic and Asian Stud­ies. She can be con­tact­ed by e-mail at chizuko@hawaii.edu or by tele­phone at (808) 956‑6345.