“To solve most of the major problems facing our country today — from wiping out terrorism to minimizing global environmental problems to eliminating the scourge of AIDS — will require every young person to learn more about other regions, cultures, and languages.”
—Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, “Closing the K-12 International Knowledge Gap: Putting the World into World Class,” Asia Society, 2003
Funding Opportunities for Students
Students are encouraged to apply to a wide array of awards when seeking funding to participate in a Flagship program.
Undergraduate Flagship students may apply for David L. Boren Scholarships, SMART grants, the Academic Competitive Grants Program, and others. In addition, each Flagship institution offers some funding for exceptional students to undergraduate Flagship programs.
Funding Opportunities for Institutions
The Language Flagship is dedicated to promoting opportunities for U.S. institutions of higher education to develop specialized programs in languages that are important to the future of the United States. Through partnerships with current Flagship institutions The Language Flagship has helped create 26 innovative programs at leading U.S. universities to teach less commonly taught languages.