Boren Scholars study a wide range of foreign languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. They are committed to public service and have preferential consideration for federal government jobs.

Application Deadline: 2024-25 Cycle

  • Campus Deadline: January 15th, 2024
  • National Deadline: January 31st, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST


  • U.S. citizen;
  • Planning to study a foreign language in an eligible world region;
  • Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. institution;
  • Non-citizen of destination country.

Maximum Awards:

  • $25,000 / 25-52 weeks*
  • $12,500 / 12-24 weeks
  • $8,000 / 8-11 weeks (undergraduate STEM majors only)


(Presented during GLOW 2022)

Never in our history has it been more important for America’s future leaders to have a deep understanding of the rest of the world. As we seek to lead through partnerships, respect for and understanding of other cultures and languages is absolutely essential.

David L. Boren

Boren Scholarship Advisor at UCLA:

Wilsi Lieux –

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