The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) website provides information on this U.S. State Department program which provides merit-based scholarships to U.S. high school students and recent graduates interested in learning less-commonly studied foreign languages (the next round of applications is scheduled to be available in the fall of 2011).
The website provides information on eligibility—participants have to be U.S. citizen who are currently enrolled in or just graduated from high school, from 15-to-18.5 years old at the start of the program, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.5—and the languages offered; which are Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian and Turkish.
There are also videos of NSLI-Y participants who relate their experiences abroad. For seeking to get high school students interested in learning foreign languages, NSLI-Y is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Government Video Website of the Week: The Emily Shane Foundation
Seeks to fund a program called Successful Educational Achievement, which provides tutoring to students who have learning or processing issues