Language Flagship Scholarships
Russian Flagship students in good standing who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for merit-based Language Flagship scholarships administered through the UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program. These Language Flagship scholarships are intended to help to defray the cost of participating in the following Russian Flagship Program activities:
- Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) capstone program at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, administered by American Councils for International Education (awards are made in two installments, one for the fall and one for the spring semester).
- Summer Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, administered by American Councils.
- Intensive summer Russian at UW-Madison.
Contracted ROTC cadets in the Russian Flagship Program are eligible to receive Language Flagship scholarship funds to cover all costs associated with participating in these same program activities. More on ROTC-Russian Flagship financial aid.
The Language Flagship of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) in the U.S. Department of Defense provides funding to UW-Madison for these scholarships.
Current Russian Flagship students should apply online by the annual application deadline, April 1. Students who apply for Language Flagship scholarships must apply for other sources of funding as well.
Student Certification System Requirement
Students applying for Language Flagship Scholarships are required to complete (or update) a profile in the Student Certification System (SCS), a database managed by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) in the U.S. Department of Defense, which funds the Russian Flagship Program at UW-Madison. NSEP uses the SCS to track student enrollments and determine the amount of funding, including funding for Language Flagship Scholarships, to provide for the Russian Flagship Program. It is extremely important that Russian Flagship students keep their profiles in the Student Certification System up-to-date! Russian Flagship students who have not completed a profile in the Student Certification System are not eligible to apply for Language Flagship Scholarships.
If you have any questions about the SCS, please contact us.