Note: awards with an asterisk indicate alumni and/or graduate student eligibility.
Boren Scholarships for International Study, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities 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.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go. Applicants can apply for the supplemental Critical Need Language Award to support the study of one of fourteen critical languages while abroad in a country where that language is predominantly spoken.