CLS and Boren Info Session

October 21, 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, via zoom

Learn more about funding study abroad for further language study in Summer 2021 or 2021-22 with the  Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) OR Boren Awards


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Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program 

Fully funded summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.  Participants earn 8 credits via Bryn Mawr College, the institution of record for the CLS program.  

Languages include: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu. See more information 

Deadline: November 17, 2020, 8:00 pm EST 

Start a CLS Application 


Boren Scholarships 

Funds US undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to US interests. 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) 

The Boren Fellowships also fund research and language study proposals from Graduate students. 

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

Service: Boren Awards alumni are committed to public service, working in positions critical to U.S. national security throughout the Federal Government, including the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and USAID. See more information.

Deadline: January 8, with UGA interviews in mid-January - Contact UGA Honors

Start a Boren Application