Student Scholarship: NSLI for Youth


Application Deadline: November 05, 2020 | 4 PM ET

The U.S. Department of State’s NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative to foster international cooperation by ensuring that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to effectively communicate globally. NSLI-Y provides overseas critical language study opportunities to American youth through merit-based scholarships to spark a lifetime interest in critical foreign languages and cultures.

The scholarships cover travel, intensive language learning through a study abroad experience, cultural activities, housing – including time living with a host family. Applicants may choose to study Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian, or Turkish. The competition is open to US high school students between 15-18 years old.

For more information, and to apply, visit the NSLI website.