Critical Language Scholarships

All program costs

Eligibility: U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in college and have completed at least one year of general college course work. ALL majors are encouraged to apply.

Note: This scholarship is to attend an intensive summer language institute overseas. Currently, the languages are Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Students must choose ONE language for the application.

Before beginning the application, contact the Critical Language Scholarship Program campus representative, Rita Lester, at rlester [at]

For more information, visit or contact Rita Lester.