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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:

Adrienne Stephenson
Director, Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards
Jesse Wieland
Fellowship Advisor, Office of National Fellowships
D. Craig Filar
Director, Office of National Fellowships
Zafer Lababidi
Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic and Assistant Director and Advisor of the Middle East Studies Program, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Zhiying Qian
Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

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 Meagan McLaughlin Arabic Ibri, Oman Florida State University
2021 Nicholas Hearing Chinese Changchun, China Florida State University
2021 Suzan Elzawahry Turkish Ankara, Turkey Florida State University
2019 Lauren Thornberg Chinese Xi'an, China Florida State University
2019 Grace Montgomery Portuguese Florianopolis, Brazil Florida State University
2018 Akice Agwa Arabic Ibri, Oman Florida State University
2018 William Crawford Arabic Amman, Jordan Florida State University
2018 Tatum Shannon Chinese Dalian, China Florida State University
2018 Matthew Hebron Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Florida State University
2016 Sarah Dodamead Bangla Kolkata, India Florida State University
2016 Darrell Kilpatrick Chinese Dalian, China Florida State University
2016 Natalie Jones Japanese Hikone, Japan Florida State University
2016 Remi Wyszynski Japanese Hikone, Japan Florida State University
2016 Daren McCurdy Korean Gwangju, South Korea Florida State University
2016 Paige Dabney Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Florida State University
2016 Andre Fludd Urdu Lucknow, India Florida State University
2015 Edward Neuse Arabic Amman, Jordan Florida State University
2014 Ian Reed Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Florida State University
2013 John Houston Arabic Rabat, Morocco Florida State University
2012 Jonathan Dupree Arabic Rabat, Morocco Florida State University
2011 Katherine Layton Arabic Fes, Morocco Florida State University
2011 Denise Correll Chinese Xi'an, China Florida State University
2011 Elizabeth Clendinning Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Florida State University
2011 Ellen Truchon Korean Jeonju, South Korea Florida State University
2011 Cornelius Canton II Urdu Lucknow, India Florida State University
2010 Anne Lippitt Arabic Amman, Jordan Florida State University
2010 Cornelius Canton Arabic Muscat, Oman Florida State University
2009 Eric Stenberg Arabic Tangier, Morocco Florida State University
2009 Christopher Gunn Turkish Alanya, Turkey Florida State University
2008 Aleksey Sanchez Russian Astrakhan, Russia Florida State University

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