Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

These unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students offer important language-related components to their education.

 

David L. Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities of up to $20,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.


David L. Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities of up to $24,000 for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.


The Language Flagship Program

These grants are awarded to U.S. universities recognized as leaders in the field of language education. They are designed to support university infrastructure to enhance student achievement of superior-level proficiency in critical languages.

 

Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence (IC CAE)

IC CAE was congressionally mandated with the mission to increase intelligence community job applicants who are multi-disciplinary, as well as culturally and ethnically diverse.  IC CAE provides grants to competitively accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities to support the design and development of intelligence-related curricula.

English for Heritage Language Speakers Scholarship Program

A scholarship program for naturalized U.S. citizens fully proficient in critical languages seeking to apply their professional knowledge in a federal government career.  The program held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., combines advanced English language training with professional communications skills and strategies.