Center for International Education

 

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SU Study Abroad Financial Aid

David L. Boren Awards

SU Procedures and Timelines

The Boren Scholarships’ national application deadline is mid February. All applications must be submitted online.  The Salisbury University internal application deadline is January 10. The online application must be submitted, and the supplementary materials should be given to your Boren campus representative, by your on-campus deadline

Boren Scholarship Application Checklist:

  1. Contact your Boren campus representative for your on-campus deadline. Continue to work with your campus representative during the application process.
  2. Submit the Boren Scholarship application, which includes the items listed below.  Before starting the online application, remember to read the application instructions.
    1. a study abroad program section
    2. a budget section
    3. two statements of purpose
  3. Submit the following supplementary materials to your campus representative.
    1. in an envelope with the signature across the seal, when they are submitted to your campus representative. Two letters are required, and you may include a third optional letter. Completed letters of reference. Letters of reference must be signed, original letters
    2. Official, hard copy, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Freshmen must also include high school transcripts.
    3. Language self-assessment - Complete this form using the Language self-assessment guide.
    4. Language proficiency form (optional)
    5. Choose one of the following:  
      • One page study abroad program description with cost information. (This may be a page from the program’s website or a photocopy of part of the program brochure.)
      • If you set up a direct enrollment or individually arranged study abroad program, please provide two letters of support. The first letter should be from your home institution and the second letter should be from your overseas host institution.

The Boren Fellowships' national application deadline is mid-February. All applications must be submitted online.  The Salisbury University internal application deadline is January 10. The online application must be submitted, and the supplementary materials should be given to your Boren campus representative, by your on-campus deadline

Boren Fellowship Application Checklist:

  1. Submit the online application, which includes the following items. Before starting the online application, remember to read the application instructions.
    1. Three mandatory essays. For more information about developing a proposal for the Boren Fellowship, click here.
    2. A detailed budget section.
    3. Three online reference forms.
    4. Optional online language proficiency form.
  2. Send required supplementary materials to IIE.
    1. Official, hard copy, transcripts from all universities and colleges attended.
    2. Evidence of enrollment in a graduate degree program (provided by a current transcript or documentation from the registrar's office. Applicants who are not enrolled in a graduate degree program when applying for a fellowship must indicate the graduate programs to which they have applied in the online application).
    3. Letter of overseas affiliation - If possible, applicants should provide a letter from an academic institution, research institute, non-governmental organization, and/or an individual who is aware that the applicant is planning study and/or research in that country and is willing to assist the applicant in coordinating his or her plans. Applicants should remember that the letter of affiliation is not required at the time of application, and the lack of this letter should not stop one from applying.  

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