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Foreign Language Scholarships

Foreign Language Scholarships

Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarships

FLAS Scholarships are federally funded academic scholarships designed to provide support and funding to students studying the critical languages and cultures of Asia and Latin America. Students can apply for a fellowship for the academic year or for the summer.

Department of World Languages and Cultures

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers several scholarships for students who are intending to major in or have declared a major in a language. See their website for more information.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships (German)

This scholarship is suited for highly qualified undergraduate students who are interested in language study, research, or an internship in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. 

The Blakemore Foundation for Asian Language Study

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation, with the support of The Freeman Foundation, has awarded over $17 million in grants to college graduates and young professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive language study. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. The scholarship funds focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

SALAM Study Abroad Scholarship

The Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program is a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Center for Arabic Study Abroad

CASA offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at The American University in Cairo and Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman. Applicants to the various CASA programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This scholarship provides funds for undergraduate students wishing to pursue their college studies abroad. The program is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have qualified for the Pell Grant, and who wish to continue their language studies overseas. The purpose of the program is to motivate and support foreign language majors who may not otherwise have the financial resources to study abroad.

Project Go Initiative

This scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Army ROTC, and provides funding for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in one of the Army’s designated critical need languages. To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled in the ROTC, with the intention of completing a term of service as an enlisted officer in the U.S. Army.


The Qasid Institute for Arabic has quietly developed a reputation as one of the leading centers in the Middle East for Arabic language learning. They offer intensive Arabic language programming throughout the year. 

Freeman in Asia

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Last Updated: 11/3/21