National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

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General Information

NSEP awards David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships to U.S. undergraduates for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, but excluding the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). The maximum awards are $8,000 per summer, $10,000 per semester, or $20,000 per full academic year. Applicants need to demonstrate a clear link between proposed overseas study and their academic and international career goals.

Campus deadline: early January (application due in the Study Abroad Center office for a preliminary screening).
NSEP deadline: early February

US Citizenship is required.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies

  • FAFSA by December 1st: Not Required

Contact Information

Contact Name: Trevor Nelson

Study Abroad Center
Iowa State University
3224 Memorial Union
Ames, IA 50011


Phone: 515-294-6792

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