Scholarships and Funding

Flagship Scholarships

Arabic Flagship students are eligible to receive need-based funding when it is most necessary – to support intensive domestic summer study at an approved institution (such as the University of Maryland Summer Language Institute), and for immersion studies overseas both summer and Capstone year.

In order to apply for funding through the Flagship Program, students must have a current FAFSA on file and demonstrate that they have actively pursued other scholarship opportunities. 

The Flagship Program works closely with the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SLLC), the Office of Student Financial Aid, and the National Scholarships Office on campus to help students research scholarships and create outstanding applications.

Students meet with the Arabic Flagship Staff on a regular basis to discuss their financial planning for study abroad and scholarship options.


Other Scholarship opportunities:

For assistance applying to these and other national scholarships, visit the National Scholarships office at 2403 Marie Mount Hall.

Information about general UMD domestic scholarships can be found at the UMD Financial Aid office.

Click on a category or key word below to search for scholarships:


UMD Boren Scholarship Award Winners

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, are highly competitive and prestigious awards which provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

UMD has ranked first in the nation in Boren Scholarships since 2012, and Arabic Flagship Program students are very competitive for these awards. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, all of our students on their Capstone year were Boren scholars.

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