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Dollars & Sense Presentation: Critical Language Scholarship and Boren Fellowship

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This information session is for prospective applicants to the Critical Language Scholarship and/or Boren Fellowship programs, both of which provide opportunities for graduate students to study foreign languages overseas.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), a program of the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive language and cultural immersion program offered during 8-10 week summer sessions and is designed to promote rapid language gains in thirteen critical languages essential to America's engagement with the world.

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide up to $30,000 for U.S. graduate 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. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least a year after graduation.

During the Dollars & Sense Presentation, attendees may ask questions about the application and selection processes, including eligibility requirements, program preferences, the review criteria, and the benefits and obligations of receiving an award.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz & Dr. Brian Smith, CLS Campus Advisors and Boren Campus Representatives

Please note: Dollars & Sense presentations do not count toward the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

60 minutes
The Graduate College