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Scholarships & Fellowships

Scholarships vary in amount and duration and are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, perceived talent or, in some cases, ethnic background, field of study, or financial need. They may be awarded as a one-time payment or as an annual stipend. As with grants, scholarships need not be paid back. Fellowships are similar to scholarships in that they do not require repayment. They are awarded by private organizations, institutions or government agencies. (See Funding Research for lists of such organizations.) They vary in amount and are typically designed to offset research or education costs. It’s not uncommon for a fellowship to take the form of a multiyear stipend with or without a tuition waiver. Fellowships are typically awarded based on merit or need.
David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded. The Boren Fellowship allows graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Boren Fellows can be awarded up to $30,000. For additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures click learn more below.
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Two-year scholarships to finish your master's or undergraduate degree.
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