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Offered by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Are you a high school student wanting to learn a foreign language critical to U.S. national security? If so, consider applying for the Virtual National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)! The Virtual National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is open to high school students in the U.S. who want to participate in the virtual, 10-week-long NSLI-Y beginner-level foreign language and culture course.
The scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), which utilizes “educational and cultural exchange” programs to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries in order to develop peaceful relations. If selected, the scholarship will cover the full program costs for recipients. Each year typically consists of separate Fall and Winter NSLI-Y Programs, each of which has its own deadline. If you’re a high school student with a passion for foreign languages, we encourage you to apply!
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a high school student aged 15-18 in the U.S. wanting to partake in the virtual NSLI-Y program to learn a language critical to U.S. national security. You must also be a beginner or novice in your chosen target language and meet the below eligibility requirements.
High School Students
To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.
Letter of Recommendation
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