Language Study

Language Study promotes language study and immersion internationally for applicants at varying levels of language proficiency.

*Note: awards with an asterisk indicate alumni and/or graduate student eligibility. View full list of opportunities here.


Boren Scholarships

Funding for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships are available for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)*

Undergraduate and graduate students of diverse disciplines and majors apply for 8-10 week summer programs abroad to study a critical-need language. U.S. citizenship required.

Gilman International Scholarship

Scholarship for fall, spring, summer or academic year study abroad and internship programs for Pell Grant eligible undergraduate students. Students may apply for the supplemental Critical Need Language Award to support the study of a critical-need language while abroad in a country where that language is predominantly spoken. U.S. citizenship required.