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Scholarships for Critical Language Study

Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Scholarships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security in the broadest sense.


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The CLS Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and offers intensive critical language training through fully-funded language institutes. Critical languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.


If you wish to apply for any of the above scholarships, it is recommended that you seek assistance through the Office of Scholar Development. To schedule an appointment, email osd@wku.edu or call 270-745-5043.

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 Last Modified 11/14/18