Critical Language Scholarship

Provides eight to ten weeks of fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion for the study of a language that is critical to U.S. national security. The program seeks participants from a wide range of fields of study and selects participants based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. 

If eligible, please watch the video below, read the process timeline, and fill out the interest form.

Link to Official Website

Virtual Info Session:


Process Timeline:

Dates Events
November 5, 2018 First Drafts Due On Sakai
November 10, 2018 Deadline to submit an interest form
November 19, 2018 Second Drafts Due on Sakai
November 27, 2018 National Application Deadline
Late January 2019 Semi-Finalists Notified of Status
Early March 2019 Winners Notified of Status

Link to Interest Form