The US Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer, semester, and academic year international immersion programs. NSLI-Y encourages beginning, intermediate, and advanced language learners with a passion for learning languages, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply.
You can find out more about the program at http://www.nsliforyouth.org/nslicms-1.1
Applications will be available for the 2012-13 program in late summer of 2011.
Read a recent article about a student who will be traveling to India to learn Hindi as part of the NSLI-Y program at http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20110617/NEWS/706179796/1064/fairfax-teen-immerses-himself-in-language&template=fairfaxTimes