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IUB student awarded Boren Scholarship

Press Release: June 6, 2013

IUB student Taylor Webster has been awarded 2013-14 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship for study abroad.

Webster, a senior majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures and Economics with a minor in Political Science, will study in Seoul, South Korea, for the 2013-14 academic year. She was one of 161 Boren award recipients from a pool of 947 applicants this year.

IU senior Madeline Hanley was one of 77 students selected as alternates for Boren awards. Hanley, a double major in East Asian Languages and Cultures and Fashion Design, will study abroad on the China Flagship Program in Nanjing, China, for the 2013-14 academic year

The Boren Scholarships offer unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholarships provide funding of up to $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for an academic year abroad.

For more information about Boren Scholarships, visit

Office of Overseas Study
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-1223

Ph: 812-855-9304
Fax: 812-855-6452

I gained an enhanced view of the world. I was forced to look at American problems from an international perspective.”

-Kyra Busch, IU Overseas Study Participant, Thailand