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Project GO is a nationally-competitive scholarship program that funds domestic and abroad critical-language study for students enrolled in Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC at any accredited US institution of higher education. Applicants must be contracted or pursuing a contract to commission, but use of Project GO funds does not lengthen one's service requirement.

The program currently funds study of languages deemed critical to US national security. There is no proficiency prerequisite to study a language, and Project GO funds may be used to cover costs of beginner, intermediate or advanced language and culture courses.

Project GO funds tuition, round-trip airfare on a US carrier, room and board, and discretionary program-related costs (e.g. textbooks and local transportation in country of study).1

In contrast to other DoD-funded language-study programs like CULP (Army) and FLI (Air Force), Project GO is not operated by the armed services, and Project GO scholars enjoy relatively wide latitude while participating in a funded program.

Funded Languages

  • Arabic
  • Azeri
  • Chinese
  • Hausa
  • Hindi-Urdu
  • Kazakh
  • Korean
  • Pashto
  • Persian (Dari, Farsi, or Tajik)
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Tatar
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Uyghur/Uzbek
  • Wolof


  1. Project GO scholarships do not fund medical costs, visa fees, phone or data bills, or in-country excursions (e.g., trips which are not part of a course and covered by tuition). For questions regarding what may be funded with Project GO funds, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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