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Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship (FLAS)

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The FLAS Scholarship provides funding for graduate or undergraduate students for study of underrepresented languages during one academic year or a summer fellowship. The University of Utah receives an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education each year for FLAS. The scholarships covers:

  • Academic Year:
    • Undergraduates:
      • $10,000 for tuition
      • $5,000 living stipend
    • Graduates:
      • $18,000 for tuition
      • $20,000 living stipend
  • Summer
    • ~$5,000 for tuition
    • $3,500 living stipend

Scholarship Amount

Academic Year: Undergraduates: $10,000 for tuition and a $5,000 living stipend; Graduates: $18,000 for tuition fees and a $20,000 living stipend; Summer: Undergraduates and Graduates: $5,000 for tuition fees and a $3,500 living stipend

Annual Number of Scholarships Awarded

  • ~62 per year from the University of Utah


  • Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident
  • Be a current or incoming full-time student at the University of Utah
  • Undergraduate applicants must be at least a 2nd year proficiency of a less commonly taught language while receiving FLAS
  • Graduate students may be eligible to take 1st year language courses as long as they can show proficiency in another language of the region
  • Take a language course and area studies course while receiving FLAS
    • Approved languages
      • Arabic
      • Cambodian (Khmer)
      • Chinese
      • Hindi-Urdu
      • Japanese
      • Korean
      • Persian
      • Russian
      • Vietnamese
      • Nahuatl
      • Portuguese
      • Quechua
      • Other languages may be eligible during summer semester through intensive language programs

Application Material

  • FLAS Application
    • Personal Statement
    • Submitted FAFSA application
      • NOTE: Having financial need is not necessary to receive FLAS funding
    • CV/Resume
    • Transcripts
    • 2 letters of recommendation


University Deadline:

National Deadline:


October 1, 2023: FLAS Application Opens

January 26, 2024: National Deadline

March: Notification of selection

Length of Scholarship

1 academic year and/or 1 summer language intensive program

Scholarship Website


Contact Information

University of Utah FLAS Scholarship:

Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships: