Financial Support

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.

Please note: Be sure to consult with the financial aid counselors in these offices well in advance of the time you wish to participate in a Flagship program. It is your responsibility to understand the requirements and deadlines of your home institution regarding all financial aid funds. Since institutions differ in this respect, only your financial aid office can tell you what types of aid they permit you to use for the Flagship program, and what you must do to transfer your aid.

Boren Scholarships

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.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.  Many Flagship students successfully apply for Boren Scholarships.

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.

For additional information on the scholarship program, contact Mr. Jack Sanders at (334) 953-2654,

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.

For additional information on the scholarship program, contact Mr. Joseph O’Donnell at (502) 624-5391,

Graduate Fellowships

Your language skills may also make you a standout candidate for scholarships, fellowships, and graduate study. U.S. businesses need bilingual employees to compete internationally. Flagship graduates leverage their superior language and cultural skills in various careers, offering intercultural perspectives to employers in federal and state governments, global businesses, and nongovernmental organizations. The Language Flagship Scholarship is a guaranteed $16,000 scholarship each year to Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.