Workshop to be held for competitive language scholarship

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Students who are interested in learning more about a competitive scholarship that could help them study a foreign language abroad of critical need to U.S. national security interests are encouraged to attend an information seminar hosted by the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships on Wednesday, September 25 from 12-12:50 p.m.

The seminar will be held in 216 Mary Idema Pew Library and will help students learn about the Boren Scholarships and how to prepare for the competitive application process. The highly competitive awards provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Best suited applicants also will hold an interest in serving the U.S. Government.

The campus application deadline for the Boren Scholarships is December 2, 2013.

Details about the scholarship are available at www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html. 

Students who are unable to attend the information session should call the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at (616) 331-2699 to schedule an appointment with Amanda Cuevas, director of the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships.