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University of Delaware 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:

Kelsey Cummings
Academic Program Coordinator, Honors College
Kristin Bennighoff
Senior Associate Director, Honors College

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 Rachel Spruill Chinese Changchun, China University of Delaware
2021 Kristen Reece Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Delaware
2020 Iara Manchester Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Delaware
2019 Rebecca King Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Delaware
2018 Richard Egan Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Delaware
2017 Amanda Flores Chinese Changchun, China University of Delaware
2017 Marcianna Green Chinese Xi'an, China University of Delaware
2016 Elana Metz Arabic Madaba, Jordan University of Delaware
2014 Mackenzie Tyler Japanese Himeji, Japan University of Delaware
2013 Jennifer Chao Korean Wonju, South Korea University of Delaware
2012 Brenna James Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Delaware
2012 Michelle Church Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Delaware
2012 Matthew Werth Chinese Beijing, China University of Delaware
2012 Daniel Bottomley Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Delaware
2011 Matthew Coogan Arabic Fes, Morocco University of Delaware
2011 Rachel Giattino Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Delaware
2011 Kimberly Billips Urdu Lucknow, India University of Delaware
2010 Hannah Niedel-Gresh Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Delaware
2009 Autumn Lynch Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Delaware
2007 Sarah Ellenberger Chinese Suzhou, China University of Delaware
2006 Brian Terranova Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Delaware
2006 Sania Mirza Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of Delaware

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