Boren Award program specialist on campus for info session

Published: September 16, 2021

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The National Prestigious Scholarships program is excited to announce that Michael Saffle, program specialist for the Boren Awards, will provide an in-person information session about Boren Scholarships and Fellowships on Sept. 30 from 4-5 p.m. in library room 4127 for Auburn University students. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about this national prestigious scholarship in preparation of the early spring 2022 application deadlines.

The Boren Awards provide funding for undergraduate and graduate students to study a wide range of critical languages in the countries where these languages are spoken. Boren Awards provide funding for the study of over 60 different critical languages including Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Mandarin, Thai, Urdu, Zulu and many more. Boren experiences tend to be lengthier than some abroad opportunities and vary from proposal to proposal. The minimum length for a competitive proposal is 12 weeks, but some shorter options are also available for certain majors/interests. Competitive applicants are interested in careers in public service working for the federal government, especially relating to issues of national security, and have a need to master a critical language for use in their career.

For more information about eligibility, benefits and more, please contact Alex Sauer or visit    

Submitted by: Wade Berry