Scholarships

Language Flagship Scholarships

Korean 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 Korean Flagship Program. These Language Flagship scholarships are intended to help to defray the cost of participating in the following Korean Flagship Program activities:

  • Korean Flagship overseas capstone program at Korea University (awards are made in two installments, one for the fall and one for the spring semester).
  • Designated summer Korean overseas programs.
  • Intensive summer Korean 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.

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 Korean 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 Korean Flagship Program. It is extremely important that Korean Flagship students keep their profiles in the Student Certification System up-to-date! Korean Flagship students who have not completed a profile in the Student Certification System are not eligible to apply for Language Flagship Scholarships.

Student Certification System

Contracted ROTC cadets who are UW-Madison Korean Flagship students in good standing are eligible for ROTC Language Flagship scholarships that fully fund the following Korean Flagship Program activities:

    • Korean Flagship overseas capstone program at Korea University (awards are made in two installments, one for the fall and one for the spring semester).
    • Designated summer Korean overseas programs.
    • Intensive summer Korean 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.

The amount of ROTC Language Flagship scholarships for overseas study is based on the total cost of attendance for participation in those programs. The total cost of attendance is set by UW-Madison International Academic Programs.

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 Korean 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 Korean Flagship Program. It is extremely important that Korean Flagship students keep their profiles in the Student Certification System up-to-date! Korean Flagship students who have not completed a profile in the Student Certification System are not eligible to apply for Language Flagship Scholarships.

Student Certification System

Funding for ROTC Language Flagship Scholarships is from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) in the U.S. Department of Defense.

The scholarship opportunities below are potential sources of financial support, in addition to the Language Flagship Scholarships, for Korean Flagship students participating in the Korean Flagship Capstone Overseas Program or studying abroad for the summer.

Boren Scholarship

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 Korean Flagship students apply for this scholarship in support of their participation on the Korean Flagship Overseas 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.

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.  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. Korean Flagship students 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 Korean.  More 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. Information on the FLAS for Korean will be posted soon. More on FLAS.

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. More on the Benjamin Gilman scholarship.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. More on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship.

Freeman-ASIA

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. More on Freeman-ASIA.

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) scholarships are offered to qualified Korean American students. More on KASF scholarships.

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There are many offices on the UW-Madison campus that can help you to find scholarships. These websites provide additional information on grants, scholarships, and other aid available on campus: