Portuguese Flagship Program

Financial Support

Overseas Scholarship Opportunities 

FLAS Scholarship

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.

Flagship Scholarship

Language Flagship institutions provide limited support to qualified Flagship students. To find out more about these options, please contact the Flagship institution that you plan to attend directly.

Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities 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. 

Gilman Award

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarships

The Air Force is now offering scholarships to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students under the Air Force Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship Program to meet the needs of the Air Force based on the Air Force Strategic Language List. Air Force ROTC will award a maximum of 4-year scholarships and DLNSEO will provide funding for the fifth year Capstone program overseas as well as attendance to intensive summer language programs, as needed, to Air Force ROTC students who successfully qualify for one of the Flagship programs.  Air Force ROTC students need to meet The Language Flagship program language proficiency requirements for participation in selected summer language programs and the fifth year overseas Capstone program.

Army Foreign Language Flagship Scholarships 

Army Cadet Command, in partnership with the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), offers scholarships to Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students who enroll at one of the eligible Language Flagship centers.  The Army will provide dedicated scholarships to ROTC students participating in The Language Flagship programs. These scholarships will provide support during the school year. DLNSEO will provide funding for the Flagship Overseas Capstone year, as well as cover attendance to Flagship approved summer intensive language programs to qualified ROTC students.


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