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National Security Education Program (NSEP): David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

The NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

The NSEP focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including; sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competiveness.

EAP would like to invite you to apply to the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship. NSEP is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. The scholarship is designed to increase the ability of Americans to communicate and compete globally by understanding the languages and culture of the world.

Periods of Study

  • Study Abroad during Summer 2007, Fall 2007 and/or Spring 2008
  • Juniors and seniors are only eligible for semester and academic year grants (exception: juniors or seniors majoring in applied science or engineering may apply for summer grants)

Geographic Focus

    NSEP is intended for countries in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, the NIS, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East. You may not apply to countries in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Service Requirement

    All recipients of NSEP must agree to work for an agency of the federal government, as stipulated by the government. Upon acceptance of an NSEP award, recipients will be provided with detailed information on possible employment opportunities in the federal government, particularly related to national security affairs and high-level language proficiency.**

Eligibility

  • US citizen at time of application
  • Planning to study abroad on a program that ends before you graduate

Application Instructions

  • Submit application online at http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/undergraduate/default.htm
  • Submit to NSEP Campus Representative in B-300 Murphy Hall by the campus deadline:
  • 2-3 references
  • Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended (freshmen must also include high school transcripts)
  • One page study abroad program description with cost information OR letters of support for direct enrollment and individually arranged study.

Award Amounts

    Selection of NSEP recipients is based on merit; the amount of the scholarship is based on program costs and consideration for student financial need.
  • Semester: maximum of $10,000
  • Academic Year: maximum of $20,000

Deadline

  • Thursday, January 8, 2007

UCLA Contact Information

    If you wish to schedule an appointment, please e-mail the NSEP Campus Representative, Sergio Oliva.

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