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you wish to apply for an NSEP/ Boren Scholarship, you should take the following
- Familiarize yourself with the NSEP Boren
Scholarship. In particular, spend a considerable about of time visiting
resources section of the Boren website.
- Once you are familiar with Boren's
requirements, seek out faculty advisers that can help you prepare your
application. Also, reach out to the DePaul Boren campus
representative. A key to success in the Boren competition is coming
up with a clear statement of purpose, which requires assistance from faculty
- Begin preparing your application
materials. You should start by drafting your essays and contacting
professors that will write your letters of recommendation. There
are extensive guidelines on the Boren website for each of the application
components. Be sure to adhere closely to the guidelines.
- Complete the online
application by the campus deadline, which is usually the first week of
January. The application includes a study abroad section, budget section,
and two statements of purpose. Please see the Boren website for more specific
- Work with the campus representative to
schedule a campus interview. In mid-January, you will be interviewed
by a committee composed of DePaul faculty. This interview is not intended
to be high-pressure, but it is an important part of the application process.
It is a way for you to demonstrate that you have a well-crafted
application and are prepared for overseas study.
- Submit your final application.
The application deadline is in early February. If you submit through
DePaul, you need to have all final materials with the campus representative
well before the final deadline. Applicants should submit all materials
through DePaul to receive the benefit of the campus ranking. IIE does not
encourage students who have missed the campus deadline to submit an application
individually, but they will process all applications submitted by the February
Reach out to faculty advisers that can help you with your essays and write your
letters of recommendation. Contact the DePaul campus
representative for assistance.
Fall: Work with campus representative and faculty
advisers to revise your essays and strengthen your application.
early January: Submit your application
materials to the DePaul campus representative. Contact the representative
for the exact campus deadline.
mid-January: Conduct interview with DePaul
early February: Submit final application
materials. Check the Boren website for the official deadline.
- For FAQ'S on the Boren
Scholarship (i.e. for undergraduates), click here.
- For FAQ'S on the Boren Fellowship
(i.e. for graduate students), click here.
- For application advice from the
campus representative, click
- For suggestions from a successful
Boren candidate, click