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SDSU students,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Boren Awards application! Undergraduate and graduate students may visit to start their applications. We are hard at work on a streamlined portal for campus representatives to view and review in-progress applications, which we plan to launch in early September.

As the cycle begins, please review your institution's listing at If you would like make any modifications or to set a campus deadline for the 2020 cycle, please email us at 

Guidelines for application essays at -- Note that the essay prompts have changed for 2020. The first essay now focuses only on national security. The second essay gives applicants the opportunity to discuss their preparation for overseas study, as well as a stronger focus and an expanded guide on researching federal careers.
All program preferences on one page at


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