National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense

Submission Deadline

February 15

Field(s) of Study


Award Amount

$20,000 USD


The National Security Education Program (NSEP) administered by the Institute of International Education awards U.S. undergraduates unique funding opportunities 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.

Other Criteria

All NSEP applicants must be US citizens, be matriculated as an undergrad in a US post-secondary institution, and apply to engage in a study abroad program outside the US. The study abroad program must meet home institution standards and end before graduation.

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More Award Details

Number of Awards130 to 160
Host Institution
IncludesTuition, room and board, round-trip international airfare, books, insurance, and local transportation.
Nationality RequiredAmerican
Host CountriesUnrestricted