Critical Language Scholarship Program | Alumni Outreach
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Alumni Outreach

CLS Alumni are instrumental in our outreach efforts to prospective applicants regarding the program. Because CLS is a relatively young initiative, there are still many qualified students at colleges and universities across the U.S. who have not heard of the program. We rely heavily on CLS information sessions to help get the word out to these students, as well as to the faculty and staff at their institutions who will help to promote the program to new students for years to come.

As much as the CLS staff likes to travel, we can’t go everywhere every year. Alumni outreach helps to give CLS a voice all across the country; plus, prospective applicants love to hear stories from and ask questions of program alumni! Hearing about your first-hand experience on the program can be far more impactful for a prospective applicant than reading about the program online or in a brochure.

Feel free to contact us at 202-833-7522 or via email if you have any questions!


Mate­ri­als to Sup­port Your Outreach

We have sev­er­al resources to sup­port you in your out­reach efforts! 

  • If you are inter­est­ed in con­duct­ing an infor­ma­tion ses­sion on your cam­pus or in your com­mu­ni­ty, read Spread­ing the Word (PDF), our guide to alum­ni-led infor­ma­tion sessions.
  • You may also want to down­load and print the CLS infor­ma­tion­al one-pager (PDF).
  • If you’re con­duct­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion, we invite you to use the Pow­er­Point tem­plate designed for alum­ni (PPTX).