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University of California-Berkeley Campus Advisors

You are not required to go through any office on your campus in order to apply to the CLS Program. However, we recommend you make use of resources available on your campus to strengthen your application.

Resources on your campus may include an academic advisor, the Scholarships Office, Fellowships Office, Merit Awards Office, Study Abroad Office, Honors Program, Career Office or International Programs Office. A campus writing center may also provide helpful feedback on your essays.

The following individuals on your campus are knowledgable about the CLS Program and can provide advice on the application process for you, and support through the process:

Keila Diehl
Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships - Prestigious Scholarship Coordinator
Alicia Hayes
Prestigious Scholarship Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

The CLS Program provides resources to help you prepare a competitive application with or without the help of an advisor:


Previous Recipients

Year Name Language Site Institution
2021 Aurora Lopez Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2021 Charlotte McClelland Arabic Ibri, Oman University of California-Berkeley
2021 Cyara Pinkos Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2021 Tausif Noor Bangla Kolkata, India University of California-Berkeley
2021 Griffin Fay Chinese Dalian, China University of California-Berkeley
2021 Ramil Mercado Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-Berkeley
2020 Yasemin Azizalili Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan University of California-Berkeley
2020 Ramil Mercado Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-Berkeley
2020 Mariel Aquino Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of California-Berkeley
2019 Emma Hancock Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2019 Mariam Sabri Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Berkeley
2019 Maxwell Jenkins-Goetz Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2019 Devin Choudhury Bangla Kolkata, India University of California-Berkeley
2019 Brendon Ng Chinese Suzhou, China University of California-Berkeley
2019 Carl Adler Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2019 Maggie Li Korean Busan, South Korea University of California-Berkeley
2019 Andrew Guilford Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan University of California-Berkeley
2019 Cade Hermeling Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of California-Berkeley
2019 Tina Kremzner-Hsing Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan University of California-Berkeley
2018 Rena Wang Chinese Changchun, China University of California-Berkeley
2018 Harold Surh Jr. Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of California-Berkeley
2018 Mauricio Najarro Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Berkeley
2018 John Dethlefsen Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan University of California-Berkeley
2017 Josue Padilla Chinese Xi'an, China University of California-Berkeley
2017 Susan Eberhard Chinese Changchun, China University of California-Berkeley
2017 Tara Sivaskandan Chinese Dalian, China University of California-Berkeley
2017 Ariana Pemberton Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2017 John Dethlefsen Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2016 Melissa Scott Arabic Ibri, Oman University of California-Berkeley
2016 Dafna Bearson Chinese Changchun, China University of California-Berkeley
2016 Nicole Ferreira Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Berkeley
2016 Rishi Parbhaat Khalsa Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Berkeley
2016 Josie Ygnatowiz Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan University of California-Berkeley
2016 Raj Bhargava Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan University of California-Berkeley
2016 Michelle Read Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2015 Anh Duong Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of California-Berkeley
2015 Jayson Wang Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Berkeley
2015 Natalie Rutiezer Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Berkeley
2015 Nicole Hemenway Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2014 Caitlin Scholl Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2014 Emily Cramer Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2014 Raheem Hanifa Arabic Nizwa, Oman University of California-Berkeley
2014 Joanna Chen Chinese Suzhou, China University of California-Berkeley
2014 Michelle Read Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2014 Shin San Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2014 Maya Garcia Russian Kazan, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2014 Samuel Dorshimer Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of California-Berkeley
2014 Nicole Hemenway Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2014 Zala Ahmadzaa Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2013 Joseph Mudikuneil Arabic Nizwa, Oman University of California-Berkeley
2013 Kelsey Waxman Arabic Ibri, Oman University of California-Berkeley
2013 Rosa Norton Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2013 Tadashi Dozono Arabic Nizwa, Oman University of California-Berkeley
2013 Alison Yee Chinese Qingdao, China University of California-Berkeley
2013 Hannah Thompson Chinese Chengdu, China University of California-Berkeley
2013 Harrison Lee Chinese Qingdao, China University of California-Berkeley
2013 Marvin Salonga Chinese Xiamen, China University of California-Berkeley
2013 Julia Uyttewaal Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-Berkeley
2013 Lisa Kelley Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-Berkeley
2013 Hector Morales Korean Wonju, South Korea University of California-Berkeley
2013 Stephanie Chamberlain Korean Wonju, South Korea University of California-Berkeley
2013 Kanwalroop Singh Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Berkeley
2012 Erica Vasquez Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2012 Julia Gettle Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2012 Ethan Prizant Chinese Shanghai, China University of California-Berkeley
2012 Andy Chang Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-Berkeley
2012 Jenna Cavelle Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-Berkeley
2012 Adela Chang Korean Jeonju, South Korea University of California-Berkeley
2012 Hannah Archambault Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Berkeley
2012 Nicholas Robbins Russian Kazan, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2011 Erica Vasquez Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2011 Jordan Bach-Lombardo Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Berkeley
2011 Julia Shatz Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2011 Marjon Momand Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Berkeley
2011 Antony D'Avirro Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan University of California-Berkeley
2011 Rebecca Whittington Bangla Kolkata, India University of California-Berkeley
2011 Ethan Prizant Chinese Xi'an, China University of California-Berkeley
2011 Rachel Friedlander Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of California-Berkeley
2011 Jenny Oberholtzer Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Berkeley
2011 Myles Iribarne Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of California-Berkeley
2011 Melissa Turoff Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2010 Alexia Underwood Arabic Alexandria, Egypt University of California-Berkeley
2010 Catherine Bentivoglio Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2010 Maia Wolins Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2010 Katherine Hasnain Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of California-Berkeley
2010 Carol Chao Chinese Nanjing, China University of California-Berkeley
2010 Milla Nizar Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2010 Kristi Govella Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of California-Berkeley
2010 Bathsheba Demuth Russian Kazan, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2010 Katherine Pisarro-Grant Russian Ufa, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2010 Robert Beahrs Russian Kazan, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2009 Christopher McCourt Arabic Alexandria, Egypt University of California-Berkeley
2009 David Herschorn Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of California-Berkeley
2009 James Buck Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2009 Alainna Thomas Chinese Suzhou, China University of California-Berkeley
2009 Aqilah Hussain Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2009 Behnaz Raufi Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2009 Sara Malik Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2008 Hannah Pritchett Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Berkeley
2008 Joseph Gardner Arabic Salalah, Oman University of California-Berkeley
2008 Robin Collins Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of California-Berkeley
2008 Ryan Calder Arabic Salalah, Oman University of California-Berkeley
2008 Whalen Peete Chinese Suzhou, China University of California-Berkeley
2008 Mariel Block Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2008 Annie Fukushima Korean Suwon, South Korea University of California-Berkeley
2008 Hardeep Dhillon Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Berkeley
2008 Preeti Mann Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Berkeley
2008 Rupali Jain Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Berkeley
2008 Shelley Dhillon Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Berkeley
2008 Sarah Fullmer Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2008 Tony Lin Russian Samara, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2008 Carlos Grenier Turkish Istanbul, Turkey University of California-Berkeley
2008 Ryan Centner Turkish Istanbul, Turkey University of California-Berkeley
2008 Aparajita Basu Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2008 David Boyk Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2008 Tamera Stover Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2007 Mara Bethel Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of California-Berkeley
2007 Nadia Barhoum Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Berkeley
2007 Amit Sarin Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2007 Felicia Parazaider Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2007 Luther Obrock Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2007 Rebecca Junker Hindi Jaipur, India University of California-Berkeley
2007 Kevin Schwartz Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Berkeley
2007 Samad Alavi Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Berkeley
2007 Samuel Thrope Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Berkeley
2007 Sarah Garding Russian St. Petersburg, Russia University of California-Berkeley
2007 Renee Ho Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of California-Berkeley
2007 Fariya Ali Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Berkeley
2006 James Buck Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of California-Berkeley
2006 Jason Vivrette Turkish Istanbul, Turkey University of California-Berkeley

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