UMD: A Globally Connected University

Nine UMD Students Receive Boren Scholarship for Full Year Study Abroad

Announcing this year's 2017-2018 Boren Scholars! The Boren Scholarship is an initiative of the National Security Education Program, providing unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

Boren Scholars are highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security areas. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Education Abroad congratulates this year's recipients: 

Recipient Country Program
Brooke Blankenship Morocco Arabic Flagship
Jaime Capron Tanzania American Councils: African Languages Initiative Swahili Program
Garrett Dearden Morocco Arabic Flagship
Samantha Enokian Kazakhstan American Councils Abroad: RLASP (ACTR)
Farrugia Marina Morocco Arabic Flagship
John Mathena Morocco Arabic Flagship
Allyson McCarthy Morocco Arabic Flagship
Hoang Nguyen South Korea ENGR Exchange: Yonsei University (Korea)
Susan Price Tanzania University of Florida in Dar Es Salaa

Interested in applying for the Boren scholarship? Applications for the 2018 - 2019 cycle opens in August 2017 with the deadline on January 30, 2018. Contact the National Scholarships Office for more information at