Boren Scholarship

Application Year

Sophomore, Junior, Senior


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. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.


See the Boren Scholarship website for country and program-specific requirements. 

  • Current undergraduate student.

  • Committed to working for the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

  • Planning to study abroad in an eligible world region.

On-Campus Deadline

Early January

National Deadline

Early February

Campus Review Process Required 



Interested in applying for the Boren Scholarship? 

Make an advising appointment here or email