Principal Advisors

I hope this message finds you well! We have just completed notifying finalists and alternates for CLS Spark, a new initiative of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. The CLS Program and CLS Spark are programs of the U.S. Department of State.  

Notification emails are sent to the primary email address listed on each student’s application. If you have students who are waiting to hear back and have not yet seen their notification email, please encourage them to check their spam filters. If they still do not see a notification from us, they should email to confirm their email address for the message. 

As a principal advisor, you can now log in to see the selection status for each of your applicants in our advisor portal located at Your login information is included below for your reference:

If you need to reset your password, you will need to do so using the email address associated with your account, not your username. 

We thank you for the role you’ve played in supporting these applicants! If there have been any changes to the CLS advisor listing for your campus, you can update that information through this form:

All my best,

Natalie Spencer
Outreach and Selection Manager
Critical Language Scholarship Program


The CLS Program is a program of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, supported in its implementation by American Councils for International Education
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