For Study Abroad

National Scholarships and Grant Programs to Support Study Abroad

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded for the summer or academic year in order to assist undergraduate students in completing intensive language study with an emphasis on area studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Summer fellowships of a fixed amount are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad to which the student must apply independently. Academic year fellowships are granted for full-time study at U.S. or foreign institutions; anticipated awards are $10,000 for tuition and a $5,000 subsistence allowance for the academic year, and $5,000 for tuition and a $2,500 subsistence allowance for the summer. Students at UW-Madison must apply directly to CREECA for awards to study Russian.


David L. Boren Scholarship

*The Boren Scholarship may not currently be used for study in Russia.*

David L. Boren Scholarships of up to $20,000 are available for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interest and underrepresented in study abroad. UW-Madison Russian Flagship students interested in applying for this scholarship do so to particiapte in the Russian Overseas Flagship capstone program at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Recipients of the Boren Scholarship must commit to one year of government service in a U.S. federal government agency following their graduation. UW-Madison students planning to apply for a Boren must meet with Boren campus representative Matthew Geisler, before they complete an appliction and must submit an application by the campus deadline in early December. Learn more through a series of informational videos created by Boren.


Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships are sponsored by the Department of State. Gilman Scholarships provide awards to Pell Grant-eligible undergraduates to study in Russia for summer or academic year programs.


Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship Program offers fully-funded summer intensive language programs administered by the Department of State, and is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled students of all disciplines and study one of thirteen federally-identified critical foreign languages. Students of Russian must be at the intermediate or advanced level to be accepted to the program.


Rotary Club Ambassadorial Scholarships

Rotary Club Ambassadorial Scholarships provide a flat grant of $26,000 for one academic year of full-time study in another country. Before completing the application, contact your local Rotary club to make sure that the district participates in this program. Applicants must be students who have completed at least two years of college work and be citizens of the country of the sponsoring Rotary chapter. Recipients of this award are required to maintain active participation in Rotary Club activities before and after the period of study. Rotary Club members and employees, as well as their families, are not eligible to apply.

UW-Madison Scholarships and Grant Programs to Support Study Abroad

For more information on scholarship and grants, please visit IAP's scholarships page. Students can apply for IAP scholarships through Scholarships@UW-Madison.

**Russian Flagship students who are studying abroad are strongly encouraged to apply for the IAP General Scholarship and the Study Abroad Scholars Program.**

The scholarships listed below are not administered through International Academic Programs; students should contact the associated department for more information on these awards.

Alice D. Mortenson Undergraduate Research Award in Russian History

Three awards of $3,000 open to all UW-Madison undergraduates for research on a topic of Russian history. Awarded for a research project to be completed at UW-Madison, or for language study in the Russian Federation to be followed by the writing of an essay on Russian history or culture based on the use of Russian-language sources. See the award announcement from the Department of History for more information.


Neil and Audrey Barrows Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship (amount varies) available for degree seeking UW-Madison undergraduates studying abroad on an approved UW-Madison study abroad program who are also CALS majors. Students can apply through Scholarships@UW-Madison.

Abraham S. Burack Scholarship (L&S Honors Program Scholarship)

$500 awards to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduates currently enrolled in the L&S Honors Program and participating in a semester or yearlong UW study abroad program. 3.3 minimum cumulative GPA. Students can apply through Scholarships@UW-Madison.

The UW-Madison Russian Flagship is a collaborative initiative of the UW-Madison Department of Slavic Languages and Literature  and the Language Institute, with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition
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