Evaluation opportunity open now

Dear CLS Advisors,

Thank you for your support of our new pilot initiative, CLS Spark! We are thrilled with the enthusiastic response from our advisor community. 

The application for this opportunity remains open through May 26, so please continue to encourage your students to apply now

We are now seeking evaluators for the applications we will receive for this new program. If you're interested in volunteering to read and evaluate applications, please complete our reader interest form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JBWP6DM

For those who have read for CLS in the past, please note that this will be a less time-intensive task than previous evaluators may anticipate. The application for CLS Spark is shorter than our summer application with fewer essays and no letters of recommendation, and we expect the volume of applications being lower than what we receive for the summer overseas CLS Program across 15 languages.

The evaluation period will begin shortly following the close of the application. While this is an unpaid, volunteer opportunity, reading and evaluating applications is an excellent way to become familiar with the selection criteria for this new program in order to better advise your own students. More information about the process, including the expected time commitment, is included in the interest survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JBWP6DM

Thank you for your consideration!


Natalie Spencer
Assistant Manager, Outreach and Selection

You can add, change, or remove an advisor for your campus any time using this form: https://clscholarship.org/advisors/sign-up

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