U.S. Government Scholarships for Study Abroad

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U.S. Government Scholarships for Study Abroad 

The Institute for Global Studies offers hands-on advising for three prestigious U.S. Government Scholarships for study abroad, including the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Boren Awards and the Critical Language Scholarship Program. 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State‚Äôs Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that enables U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. 

Thousands of scholarships are awarded to Pell Grant Recipients each year. Students may receive up to $5,000, and are eligible to receive an additional $3,000 if pursuing a program in a critical need language. 

For complete details, visit the Gilman Scholarship website and review these tips

Contact Marie Gleason

Boren Awards

An initiative of the National Security Education Program, the Boren Awards allow U.S. undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study less commonly taught languages critical to national interests. Awards of up to $30,000 are available for one year of study. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars and Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

For complete details, visit the Boren Awards website.

Contact Lisa Chieffo

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program 

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. citizen  students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid  gains in lesser-taught languages.The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education.

For complete details, visit the CLS Program website

Contact Lisa Chieffo

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Photo taken by Rickey Egan during his 2018 Critical Language Scholarship Program in Japan.