Money Matters: Advice on Funding Your College Education. New from the Thriving Tiger

There is no getting around the fact that college is a significant investment of money made by families and students.  A vital part of being successful in college is knowing how to navigate the financial aspect – how to get money for college, how to reduce your costs for college, and how to get most “bang for your buck”.  Mary Fortier, a Financial Services staff member and frequent advisor to students on financial matters, shares some key tips on how to get money for college.  It takes time, effort, and resolve, but wouldn’t it be nice to not have a lot of debt upon graduation?  Check out Money Matters: Advice on Funding Your College Education, new from the Thriving Tiger blog.  Read it, print it, and share it at .

FREE Nutrition Counseling

Do you have questions about how to eat healthy on campus, managing your weight or becoming vegetarian? Get your nutrition questions answered by the campus dietitian.

Consultations are free for students!

Email Kerry Ballek MS RD LDN CDE for more information or to make an appointment.

Towson U has a Meditation Room

Wanting to work on stress management? Interested in Meditation? The campus now has a Meditation Room that students can book for free Individual Meditation or Group Meditation Sessions. The Meditation Room has materials to help your Meditation Practice including Meditation CD’s, yoga mats, and access to a computer so that students may use online Meditation Materials. Contact the Counseling Center (410-704-2512) for more info or to schedule an Individual or Group Meditation Session.

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Thinking about studying abroad and wondering about funding opportunities? Read on to learn more about the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, now open for application.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Questions? Contact Towson Abroad at 410-704-2451 or for more information on how to get started with your study abroad process and a Boren scholarship application.

Innovation in Teaching Awards: Applications Due Monday!




Submit an Application

Innovation in Teaching Awards

Due Monday, October 20, 2014



One Faculty Member will be Honored from Each College
The  OAI Innovation in Teaching Awards honor faculty who have implemented innovative teaching approaches shown to increase student learning and success.These Awards will be made to one representative from each college and the library.Submit Your ApplicationQuestions? Contact Audrey Cutler: and (410) 704-5082