Languages Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
Deadline: November 12, 2014
notes: You must be at the intermediate or advanced level of Chinese, Japanese or Russian in order to apply those languages
be a U.S. citizen; be either currently enrolled in a degree-granting
program at the undergraduate or graduate level or have graduated
from an undergraduate or graduate program no more than 2 years
prior to application; and if current undergraduate, must
have completed at least one year of general college course-work
start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).
Open to all degree programs including business, engineering,
science, the social sciences and the humanities.
The United States Department
of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers
(CAORC) are pleased to
announce the availability of scholarships for intensive overseas
study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali,
Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish,
and Urdu for summer.
part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S.
expand dramatically the
number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign
languages, the Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s
and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate
and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas
Research Centers and affiliated partners.
Recipients of these scholarships will
be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship
period and later
apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.
Institutes locations include Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, South Korea, Russia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, and Turkey.
All program costs are covered
for participants. This includes
travel between the student's home city and program location,
pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room,
board, travel within country and all entrance fees for program
activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the
applications to: please see website listed above;
however, OSSP will assist students with the application process
2014 - Neharika Akkoor, India (Hindi); Bridget Hansen, Oman (Arabic); Sarah Lee, Russia (Russian)
2013 - Alex Guevara, Morocco (Arabic); Osamah Hasan, Indonesia (Bahasa); Michelle Lee, China (Mandarin)
2012 - M. Sophia Newman, Bangladesh (Bangla); Hugh Vondracek, Turkey (Turkish)
2011 - M. Sophia Newman, Bangladesh (Bangla)
2010 - Daniel Scheider, India (Hindi)
2009 - Adam Kuranishi, Jordan (Arabic)