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For Undergraduate Study Abroad

Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships offer U.S. undergraduate students the opportunity for linguistic and cultural immersion and with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. Three programs are offered: summer (8 week), one semester and one academic year. Funding ranges from $8,000 (summer) to $20,000 (academic year).

Note: The National Service Education Program Service Requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities for one year or the duration of assistance provided under the program, whichever is longer. Boren Fellows must begin filling the service requirements within two years of graduation.

More details and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about NSEP Service Requirements

Fill out a pre-application for the Boren Fellowship online

Application deadline: Late January for the following academic year.

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UIS Faculty Representative: Dr. Adriana Crocker

DAAD  (German Academic Exchange Service)

The DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship provides 4 to 10 months of funding for juniors or seniors in U.S. colleges to study in Germany.  This study may be part of an organized  program (study abroad) or may be student-designed.  The scholarship includes a monthly stipend of € 650 (about $850 as of June 2013) in addition to funds for travel and health insurance.  Scholarship recipients must return to the U.S. at the end of the scholarship period to complete their degrees.  NOTE: The German academic year runs from October 1 – July 31.

Eligibility:  Enrolled, full-time sophomores or juniors at U.S. colleges may apply for support the following year.  Applicants must propose a coherent program of study.  German language competency is not required but applicants must submit a DAAD language evaluation form.

Application deadlines:  DAAD deadline–January 31 for the following academic year.  UIS deadline–November 15.

UIS faculty representative:  None currently assigned.  Call Prestigious Scholarship Office (217-206-7363) for assistance.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

aka ‘Fulbright Commission’)

Overview: The UK Summer Institutes are offered by the Fulbright Commission to promote educational and cultural exchange between the United States and the United Kingdom in order to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen relations between the two countries by making awards for summer study in the United Kingdom. Awards generally cover major costs of travel, tuition, meals and lodging.

Eligibility and Restrictions: Restricted to U.S. citizens. The Fulbright Commission strives to operate a policy of equal opportunity and not discriminate against any person because of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. Criteria used in making awards: academic excellence, a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Program and a plan to give back to the US upon returning. Participation in a Fulbright Special Program does not preclude participants from applying for a Fulbright Award later in their academic career.

Awards: The Fulbright Special Programmes will cover round-trip airfare from the US to the UK (to be reimbursed by the Commission), tuition and fees at the host university, accommodation and meals and a small daily allowance.

Programs: Study programs and U.K. host institutions are announced each spring. Contact UIS Office of Prestigious Scholarships for more information.

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