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David L. Boren Awards

General Description

David L. Boren is the principal author of the legislation that created the National Security Education Program and the Boren Awards, the scholarships and fellowships that bear his name.  President Boren currently serves as president of the University of Oklahoma.  As a United States Senator from 1979 to 1994, President Boren served on the Senate Finance and Agriculture Committees and was the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  He served as Oklahoma's governor from 1974 through 1978.  President Boren is widely respected for his academic credentials, his longtime support for education, and for his distinguished political career as a reformer of the American political system.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) was established by the National Security Education Act of 1991, which created the National Security Education Board, the National Security Education Program, and resources to provide undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and institutional grants. It is guided by a mission that seeks to lead in development of the national capacity to educate U.S. citizens, understand foreign cultures, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation and security.

Boren Scholarships allow U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad.  Boren Fellowships encourage U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education, and can include language study, research, and academic internships.

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David L. Boren Awards web page

David L. Boren Scholarship Application web page

Davis L. Boren Fellowship Application web page


Boren Awards Representative at Salisbury University is:

Brian Stiegler, Director

Canter for International Education

1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD 21801

Phone: (410) 677-5027