Scholarship Opportunities

Studying world languages presents specialized scholarships to undergraduates. Take advantage of these opportunities to assist with funding your education.

Student Excel Scholarships

The Washington Association for Language Teaching offers up to three $1,000.00 scholarships each year to Washington residents taking advanced world language courses at the university level. The award is merit-based rather than need-based. The application deadline is April 15 each year.

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship for Undergraduate Study Abroad

The Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren awards are an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office. Scholars and Fellow study a wide range of critical languages including Arabic, and Chinese. Boren awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for North American university students to learn language essential to the US's engagement with the world. These languages include Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese among others.