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Other Awards

Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for students to intensively study a critical language in a country that speaks the language. Summer awards are available for STEM majors.


Recent Recipient: Emily Groh, '15

Emily Groh
"I am already reaping benefits far beyond the monetary award. I am a strong believer in taking advantage of any and all opportunities for travel and experiencing other cultures. I suppose if I had to sum up why I chose to apply for the Boren Scholarship, it would simply be to have the invaluable, life-changing experiences that studying and living abroad inevitably bring!"

Past Recipients

  • Emily Groh '15

Critical Language Scholarship Awards

Sponsored by the US Department of State, CLS is an immersive summer opportunity for college students to learn languages essential to America's engagement with the world.  


Recent Recipient: Claire Beaumont '24

Claire Beaumont
As a CLS Spark recipient, Claire will be learning Arabic virtually from native speakers at an international host institution!

Past Recipients

  • Claire Beaumont '24

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that provides American and German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.


Past Recipients

  • Bethany Codding '15
  • Jackson Boyle '14
  • Sarah Letendre '14
  • Henry Hanson '08
  • Lara Grenko '07
  • Justus Peacock-Broyles '06

Department of Energy Science Graduate Fellowship

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship program (SCGF) has supported outstanding graduate students pursuing graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology (non-medical), chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational and computer sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science mission areas to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific and technical talent in the U.S.


Past Recipients

  • Phillip Long '03

German Chancellor Fellowship

The German Chancellor Fellowship supports young leaders who work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration, and culture while spending a year working on a project the applicant developed with a host of their choice in Germany.


Past Recipients

  • Geoffrey Painter '00

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service provides scholarships and grants for undergraduate and graduate students to study, do research, or intern in Germany. Both German language study and study in a specific discipline are available, with many academic programs being offered in English.


Past Recipients

  • Max Robinson '16
  • Isaac Kreft '15

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program sends young biomedical engineers anywhere outside the U.S. or Canada for one or more of the following activities: conducting academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory, pursuing coursework at an academic institution, or interning at a policy institute, or in an industrial or non-profit setting.

Past Recipients

  • Melissa Ishii '13