Russian Flagship Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Other Financial Aid

There are many offices on the UW-Madison campus that offer assistance towards your education. These websites provide additional information on grants, scholarships, and other aid available on campus:

The scholarship opportunities below have been identified as successful sources of financial support for previous Russian Flagship students completing intensive summer Russian and overseas program requirements:

Scholarship Pre-Capstone Study Abroad Requirement: RLASP-Almaty Pre-Capstone Study Abroad Requirement: Other Programs Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) Capstone Program: Kazakhstan Intensive Summer Russian: UW-Madison Scholarship Deadlines
Language Flagship Scholarship (Russian Flagship Program)         April 1
IAP: Study Abroad Scholars         Mid-February
IAP: General Scholarship         Early March
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program         Mid-October
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship         Mid-February
David Boren         Early December
Benjamin Gilman         Early March
Alice D. Mortenson Undergraduate Research Award         April

Language Flagship Scholarship

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 Russian Flagship Program. These Language Flagship scholarships help to defray the cost of participating in the following Russian Flagship Program activities: the Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) capstone program at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, administered by American Councils for International Education; summer study abroad on the Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, administered by American Councils; and summer intensive Russian at UW-Madison. 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. More on Language Flagship scholarships.

International Academic Programs: Study Abroad Scholars

Study abroad is an integral part of a UW-Madison education and can be one of the highlights of a student's time here. The UW-Madison Office of International Academic Programs (IAP) hopes to make this possible for as many UW-Madison students as possible by offering Study Abroad Scholars awards, starting at $1,500 towards IAP short-term/summer programs, $3,000 towards IAP semester programs, and $4,000 towards IAP year-long programs. Russian Flagship students receive special consideration from IAP for this award. Students applying for RLASP (to fulfill the pre-capstone study abroad requirement) or for the Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) capstone program should definitely consider applying for Study Abroad Scholars! More on IAP Study Abroad Scholars.

International Academic Programs: General Scholarship

The UW-Madison Office of International Academic Programs (IAP) offers a variety of scholarships to support study abroad. Russian Flagship students applying for RLASP (to fulfill the pre-capstone study abroad requirement) or for the Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) capstone program should definitely submit an application for an IAP general scholarship. More on IAP general scholarships.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program, administered by the U.S. Department of State, is a fully funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens. CLS programs focus on the study of federally-identified critical foreign languages, including Russian. Students of Russian must be at the intermediate or advanced level of proficiency to be accepted to the program. The CLS program fulfills the Russian Flagship Program pre-capstone study abroad requirementMore on the CLS program.

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, in the U.S. or overseas, with an emphasis on area studies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Academic year fellowships are granted for full-time study at U.S. or foreign institutions. Summer FLAS fellowships are intended to help students gain the equivalent of a year's worth of college-level language study during the summer, in the U.S. or overseas. For Russian, students must be entering the third-year level or above in order to be eliglbe to apply for the FLAS. Interested Russian Flagship students apply for this scholarship in support of their participation on RLASP (to complete the pre-capstone study abroad requirement) or the Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) capstone program. More on FLAS.

David Boren Scholarship

David 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. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Interested Russian Flagship students apply for this scholarship in support of their participation on the Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) capstone program. Recipients of this scholarship commit to one year of government service in a U.S. federal government agency following graduation. Students planning to apply for the Boren scholarship must meet with the UW-Madison Boren campus representative, Matthew Geisler, before submitting an application. Boren scholarship applications must be submitted by a campus deadline in early December. More on the Boren scholarship.

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship

Benjamin Gilman scholarships are sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State and provide awards to Pell Grant-eligible undergraduates to study abroad on summer or academic year programs. Interested Russian Flagship students apply for this scholarship in support of their participation on RLASP (to complete the pre-capstone study abroad requirement) or the Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) capstone program. More on the Benjamin Gilman scholarship.

Alice D. Mortenson Undergraduate Research Award

Alice D. Mortenson undergraduate research awards in Russian history are open to all UW-Madison undergraduates for research on a topic related to Russian history. Awards are given for a research project to be completed at UW-Madison, or for overseas language study, to be followed by the completion of an essay on Russian history or culture based on the use of Russian-language sources. Each year, up to three awards of $3,000 go to deserving students. Interested Russian Flagship students apply for this scholarship in support of their participation on RLASP (to complete the pre-capstone study abroad requirement) or the Russian Overseas Flagship (ROF) capstone program. More on the Alice D. Mortenson award.