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Alpha Kappa Alpha Education Advancement Foundation Scholarship

The Educational Advancement Foundation provides scholarships based on merit and financial need for deserving undergraduates. Visit the website for more information.

Boren Graduate Fellowship

Boren Fellowships allow U.S. graduate students to study languages abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students must be a U.S. Citizen, enrolled in or planning to enroll in a graduate program in the United States, and planning an overseas trip while enrolled in graduate school. A condition of this award is the NSEP service requirement.

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduates participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Visit the website for more information.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The CLS Program provides fully-funded intensive language instruction in host countries during the summer for seven to ten weeks. Students must be enrolled undergraduates at the time of application. Visit the website for more information.

 

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) provides scholarships for students to study languages abroad in regions critical to U.S. interests. Students who plan to study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand are not eligible. Awards are up to $10,000 per semester and in exchange for funding, students must agree to the NSEP service requirement. Study abroad programs must end prior to graduation. Visit the website for more information.

Herbert Scoville Peace and Security Fellowship

The Scoville Program offers students the opportunity to work in Washington D.C. for 6-9 months with nonprofit, and public interest groups addressing peace and security issues. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is desirable. Visit the website for more information.

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund offers an essay contest for students with the subject concerning cancer. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program

The National Italiam American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to outstanding students to use for the academic year. The awards are divded among two groups: Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement, and students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian or related field. Visit the website for more information.

Qatar Scholarship

The Qatar Scholarship Program offers the opportunity for dedicated Arabic language students to master their skills in an intensive Arabic program at Qatar University for an entire academic year. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident between 18 and 40 years old, have completed a Bachelor's degree by the beginning of the program and have studied Arabic for at least two years. Visit the website for more information.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Soros Fellowships provide funding for tuition and living expenses for graduate programs for permanent residents or naturalized citizens. Applicants must be a resident alien (green card holder), naturalized U.S. citizen, or child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. Visit the website for more information.

Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance Summer Scholarship

The TUSA Summer Scholarship Program is a unique ambassador program designed for full-time students to learn Mandarin and immerse themselves in culture of Taiwan over 2 months. Applicants must be American citizens who neither hold a Taiwan passport, nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage. Visit the website for more information.

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

The "TaLK" Program offers participants to choose a six-month or one-year commitment to teach English in rural areas of Korea. Benefits include accommodations, round-trip flight, and cultural field trips. Students must be a U.S. Citizen or citizen of one of the seven major English-speaking countries in order to apply. Visit the website for deadlines and more information.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Fellowship provides funding for the senior year of college and first year of graduate study for students who are in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Visit the website for more information.

Tillman Military Scholars

The Tillman Military Scholars program supports active and veteran service members who are completing a degree. Applicants must be a full-time student at a U.S.-based accredited institution and be a veteran or active duty military service member or spouse of an active duty or veteran service member. Visit the website for more information.

US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers Summer Institutes for US undergraduates (with at least two years of undergraduate study left) to study in the United Kingdom during the summer. Programs range from four to six weeks and allow students to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University. For more information, visit the website.