Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Maximum award amounts
    • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
    • $10,000 for a semester
    • $20,000 for a full academic year
  • Deadline: Early-Mid February

Graduate Fellowship

  • Up to $24,000 for overseas study
  • Length of study
    • 12 weeks minimum
    • 24 months maximum
  • Deadline: Late January

Villanova Recipients

Student Year Country Language
Evan Schultz 2017 China Chinese
Patrick Flynn 2017 Qatar Arabic
Brenden Carchidi (Declined) 2017 Jordan Arabic
Evan Schultz (Alternate) 2016 China Chinese
Ann Unsworth 2015 Mozambique Portuguese
Karoline Wolnicki 2013 Brazil Portuguese
Christine Fossaceca 2013 South Korea Korean
Jerisa Upton
2012 China Chinese
Anu Thomas
2011 Jordan Arabic