Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships (Undergrad)

Critical Language Scholarship

FULLY FUNDED – An immersive summer opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. 

Boren Scholarship

FULLY FUNDED – Fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Includes a post-graduation service requirement (a job with the state department).

FLAS Scholarship

FULLY FUNDED – The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.

Scholarships (for graduate school)

Payne Fellowship

Funded graduate studies program with a five year service commitment post-graduation as a USAID foreign service officer. The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 

Picking Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. 

Rangel Fellowship

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities.