Big Scholarships

Boren | Duttenhaver & Dan Wise | Freeman-ASIA | Gilman

Boren Awards for International Study

The Boren Awards program awards students who study strategic languages mostly in strategic countries. The scholarship requires that students commit to seeking employment to work in the Dept of Defense or the Dept of State.

A similar program for graduate students is the Boren Fellowship.

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Eligibility

  • US citizenship
  • Strategic language study while abroad
  • Study in strategic countries preferred
  • Commitment to seek employment with US Dept of Defense, Dept of State, or intelligence communities

Deadlines

  • Undergraduates: Last Thursday in January
  • Graduate students: First Thursday in December

Value

  • Undergraduates: Up to $10,000 per semester
  • Graduate students: Up to $12,000 per semester

Duttenhaver Scholars Program & Dan Wise Memorial Scholarship

The Duttenhaver & Dan Wise scholarships are intended to promote yearlong study abroad within EAP. Students who receive scholarships must sub- mit a brief report on their study abroad experience to the donor at the conclusion of their program.

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Eligibility

  • UCEAP programs only
  • Yearlong study commitment
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Dan Wise requirement: yearlong study in France

Deadlines

  • Traditional year: Early March
  • Calendar year: Early October

Value

$5,000

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship aims to increase all aspects of diversity within study abroad. Three main aspects of diversity are considered: student diversity; diversity in the types of majors going abroad; and diversity of destination. Students must propose a project to promote study abroad to diverse destinations, majors, and students upon return from abroad.

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Eligibility

  • US citizenship
  • Pell Grant eligibility
  • Study in a country without an active US Dept. of State Travel Warning (regions of Mexico without travel warnings are permitted); Cuba ineligible

Deadlines

  • Programs beginning summer/fall: Early March
  • Programs beginning spring: Early October

Value

  • Up to $5,000
  • Language supplement up to $3,000 for study of a strategic language

Freeman-ASIA (Awards for Study in Asia)

Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Note: This scholarship was reestablished in 2016.

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Eligibility

  • US citizenship
  • Financial need
  • 2.80 GPA
  • Study in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Minimum program length: 8 weeks

Deadlines

  • Programs beginning summer: Early March
  • Programs beginning summer: Early April
  • Programs beginning spring: Early October

Value

  • Up to $3,000 for summer, $5,000 for semester, $7,000 for year