National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Scholarship

Sponsor: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Submission Deadline

November 1

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Award Amount



The State Department’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships to U.S. high school students and recent graduates interested in learning less-commonly studied foreign languages overseas.

Other Criteria

All applicants must: Be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in, or just graduated from, high school; Be 15-to-18 years old at the start of the program; Have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Apply online at the link below.

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More Award Details

Number of AwardsVariable
Host InstitutionNSLI-Y
IncludesAll program costs.
Nationality RequiredAmerican
Host CountriesChina, India, Korea, South, Morocco, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkey
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