OHSD: Foreign Language Study Awards

Office: 2nd Floor, Carnegie Building (202) 806-4029

The following list of award programs involve the collaboration and recruitment efforts of Howard University faculty and program administrators. In addition to the list below, we encourage students to search our information on additional resources for award searches.

For in-person advising or more information on developing a strong proposal for your fellowship application, email Dr. Kari Miller, kari.miller@howard.edu, or schedule an appointment.

Foreign Language Study Awards:

U: undergraduate opportunities; G: opportunities for graduate studies.

Boren Fellowship, National Security Education Program (NSEP) (G)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense

Award Description: Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities 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. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Eligibility: Requirements are listed on the Boren Awards website.

HU Process: The HU Program Advisor has access to a portal of Howard applications. The advisor will contact you to discuss your application, after you have started your on-line Boren application. Graduate students submit the electronic application directly to the program.

Advisor/Contact Info: Dr. Kari Miller, kari.miller@howard.edu, (202) 806-4029

HU Deadline: n/a

Program Deadline: January 2016 (TBA)

Boren Scholarship, National Security Education Program (NSEP) (U)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense

Award Description: 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.

Eligibility: Requirements are listed on the Boren Awards website.

HU Process: Applicants should contact the program advisor to schedule an appointment to discuss your application. After submitting your application by the HU deadline, you will be contacted for an interview with the Howard Boren committee. Information from the interview will be used for the institutional evaluation section of your application. You will also have the opportunity to make suggested improvements, prior to the program deadline.

Advisor/Contact Info: Dr. Kari Miller, kari.miller@howard.edu, (202) 806-4029

HU Deadline: n/a

Program Deadline: January 2016 (TBA)

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Sponsor: U.S. Department of State

Award Description: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages.

Eligibility: Requirements are listed on the Crital Language website.

HU Process: Current students should notify and request to review your application with the Howard University program advisor prior to submitting the application directly to the Critical Language Scholarship program.

Advisor/Contact Info: Dr. Kari Miller, kari.miller@howard.edu, (202) 806-4029

HU Deadline: n/a

Program Deadline: TBD in the Fall

Every legend contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it. James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son, 1963