Financial Aid Opportunities

Scholarship Spotlight

Fund for Education Abroad

Deadline: January 12, 2022

Amount: varies

Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. The financial support for these scholarships is provided by generous donors, who are committed to increasing study abroad opportunities for dedicated American students. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks between this upcoming May and May of next year. 

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Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

Deadline: February 14, 2022

Amount: $1,500

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman with a fully funded summer study abroad program focused on leadership, activism, and cross-cultural understanding. Fellows for this prestigious award will be selected based on their academic achievement, communication skills, commitment to social justice, and demonstrated service to others.

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Boren Scholarships 

Boren Awards are funded by the National Security Education Program and provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with the resources to pursue study abroad experiences focused on languages, fields of study, and geographic areas deemed critical to U.S. interests. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Funds US undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to US interests. The Boren Fellowships also fund research and language study proposals from Graduate students. 

Maximum awards are determined by duration abroad: 

  • Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred) 
  • Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks 
  • Up to $8,000 for 8-12 weeks (STEM majors only) 

In exchange for funding, Boren award recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year. This award is an excellent “in” for careers in the federal government that require skills in critical languages.

Languages: Boren Scholars and Fellows study a wide range of critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Swahili & more. Boren Awards are available to students of all proficiency levels who are committed to enhancing their skills. 

The Boren Awards also offer special initiatives for the following languages…

  • African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) – Akan/Twi, Wolof, Swahili, Zulu, French
  • Turkish Flagship Language Initiative (TURFLI)
  • South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) – Hindi, Urdu
  • Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative (IFLI) well as summer-only awards for STEM majors, and special instructions for students enrolled in a Language Flagship program. If you are an ROTC cadet or midshipman, it is important that you note that on your application so that it may be assigned to a special selection panel. Student veterans are also encouraged to apply.

Boren UGA Campus Application Deadline: January 5, 2022, 5:00 PM -  Contact UGA Honors

  • Boren Scholarship National Deadline: February 2, 2022 @ 5:00pm
  • Boren Fellowship National Deadline: January 26, 2022 @5:00pm

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

CLS offers fully funded summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.  Participants typically earn 8 credits via Bryn Mawr College, the institution of record for the CLS program.  Critical Language Scholarships are a good fit for students who want to study critical languages during the summer, whose language study is essential to their long-term goals, and who are prepared for an immersive and intensive group learning experience.  The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program (9 of 15) do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

Languages include 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu


CLS Application Deadline: November 16, 2021, 8:00 pm EST – To Apply

Additional CLS Information Sessions, hosted by CLS, also available



  •  Elizabeth Hughes, Honors College, Boren Awards Campus Representative and CLS Advisor,
  •   Colleen Larson, Office of Global Engagement, CLS Lead Advisor, Global Education Advisor,

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