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University of South Florida 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:

Lauren Bartshe-Hanlen
Assistant Director, Office of National 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 Deanna Bowman Russian Vladimir, Russia University of South Florida-Main Campus
2018 Ivan Pineda Chinese Dalian, China University of South Florida-Main Campus
2018 Miriam Friedman Russian Vladimir, Russia University of South Florida-Main Campus
2018 Teddy Horowitz Russian Vladimir, Russia University of South Florida-Main Campus
2017 Meredith Modlin-Jackson Arabic Ibri, Oman University of South Florida-Main Campus
2017 Samantha Creel Arabic Ibri, Oman University of South Florida-Main Campus
2017 Greeshma James Hindi Jaipur, India University of South Florida-Main Campus
2017 Echo Thomas Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of South Florida-Main Campus
2017 Joseph McElroy Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of South Florida-Main Campus
2016 Jacob Evans Chinese Suzhou, China University of South Florida-Main Campus
2016 Sanil Reddy Hindi Jaipur, India University of South Florida-Main Campus
2015 Hollyn Hartlep Arabic Madaba, Jordan University of South Florida-Main Campus
2015 Micah Barker Hindi Jaipur, India University of South Florida-Main Campus
2015 Sanil Reddy Hindi Jaipur, India University of South Florida-Main Campus
2015 Shelby Thomas Japanese Hikone, Japan University of South Florida-Main Campus
2015 Echo Thomas Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of South Florida-Main Campus
2014 Nia Jackson Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of South Florida-Main Campus
2014 Hiram Rios Chinese Suzhou, China University of South Florida-Main Campus
2013 Sarah Sharfstein Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of South Florida-Main Campus
2012 Sayeef Mirza Arabic Salalah, Oman University of South Florida-Main Campus
2011 Ginger Johnson Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of South Florida-Main Campus
2011 Demelza Hays Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of South Florida-Main Campus
2008 Ashley Kinsey Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of South Florida-Main Campus
2007 Miranda Moore Arabic Amman, Jordan University of South Florida-Main Campus

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