November 10, 2015 at 8:18 am

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships: Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, and Zulu

Applications for the 2016-17 Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at

Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Through the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI), funding is available for Boren Scholars and Fellows to study one of the following languages domestically, prior to commencing their overseas Boren-funded programs:

  • Akan/Twi
  • French (requires intermediate-high or above proficiency)
  • Swahili
  • Portuguese
  • Wolof
  • Zulu

In addition, AFLI overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall 2016 in the following countries:

  • Senegal (French)
  • Mozambique (Portuguese)
  • Tanzania (Swahili)

To learn more about the Boren Awards and AFLI, to register for an upcoming webinars, and to access the online application, please visit Webinars that focus on AFLI are scheduled for Nov. 10 and Jan. 7. Contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

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