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University of California-Davis 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:

Scott Palmer
Prestigious Scholarship Advisor, Undergraduate and Prestigious 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 Aron Tillema Arabic Ibri, Oman University of California-Davis
2021 Camille Randolph Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Davis
2021 Sunny Yan Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of California-Davis
2021 Jason Sutherland Japanese Okayama, Japan University of California-Davis
2021 Alisha Singh Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of California-Davis
2021 Marium Khan Urdu Lucknow, India University of California-Davis
2020 Nancy Juarez Arabic Ibri, Oman University of California-Davis
2019 Beshara Kehdi Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Davis
2019 Marika Miner Chinese Changchun, China University of California-Davis
2019 Esther Hsu Japanese Okayama, Japan University of California-Davis
2018 Andrew Johnson Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of California-Davis
2017 Erin Humphreys Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Davis
2017 Sarah Gilkerson Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Davis
2017 Tammy Tang Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of California-Davis
2016 Joanne Torres Chinese Changchun, China University of California-Davis
2016 John Kevin Dayao Chinese Suzhou, China University of California-Davis
2016 Kamaal Thomas Chinese Changchun, China University of California-Davis
2016 Chiara Therese Macaraig Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of California-Davis
2015 Jacob Adams Arabic Madaba, Jordan University of California-Davis
2014 Estevan Sanchez Arabic Nizwa, Oman University of California-Davis
2013 Sultan Beardsley Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of California-Davis
2012 Phoebe Bierly Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of California-Davis
2012 Rasheed Hislop Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of California-Davis
2011 James Shelnutt Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of California-Davis
2011 Jennifer Chuang Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of California-Davis
2010 Brittney Kingman Arabic Amman, Jordan University of California-Davis
2010 Doris Duangboudda Chinese Nanjing, China University of California-Davis
2008 Mateusz Filipski Chinese Harbin, China University of California-Davis
2008 Dylan Bolles Korean Suwon, South Korea University of California-Davis
2008 Giovanna Montenegro Russian Astrakhan, Russia University of California-Davis
2007 Alexander Vaewsorn Chinese Suzhou, China University of California-Davis

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