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University of Hawaii at Manoa 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:

Sumi Chang
Instructor, East Asian Languages & Literatures
Rachel Mamiya Hernandez
Assistant Professor, Languages and Literatures of Europe & the Americas

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 Kimery Lynch Korean Busan, Korea University of Hawaii at Manoa
2021 Linnea Benson Korean Busan, Korea University of Hawaii at Manoa
2019 Anthony Jenkins Chinese Dalian, China University of Hawaii at Manoa
2018 Carrie Bach Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Hawaii at Manoa
2017 Stephen Garrett Chinese Dalian, China University of Hawaii at Manoa
2017 Lucas Edmond Hindi Jaipur, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2017 Navpreet Sandher Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2016 Tamara Luthy Hindi Jaipur, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2016 Shin Hye Lee Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Hawaii at Manoa
2015 Kathryn Metzker Hindi Jaipur, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2015 Amani Love Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Hawaii at Manoa
2015 Kavon Hooshiar Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Hawaii at Manoa
2014 Ryan Mandado Chinese Suzhou, China University of Hawaii at Manoa
2014 Tamara Luthy Hindi Jaipur, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2014 Jarrod Brown Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Hawaii at Manoa
2013 Tamara Luthy Hindi Jaipur, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2012 Adriane Raff Corwin Hindi Jaipur, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2012 Megan Kirtley Hindi Jaipur, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2012 Stephanie Locke Russian Kazan, Russia University of Hawaii at Manoa
2011 Kathy Nii Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Hawaii at Manoa
2011 Daniel Kim Korean Jeonju, South Korea University of Hawaii at Manoa
2011 Morgan Pajo Russian Kazan, Russia University of Hawaii at Manoa
2010 Jesse LeFebvre Korean Jeonju, South Korea University of Hawaii at Manoa
2009 Jordan Cormier Chinese Harbin, China University of Hawaii at Manoa
2009 Sean White Chinese Harbin, China University of Hawaii at Manoa
2009 Jessica Freedman Hindi Jaipur, India University of Hawaii at Manoa
2008 Sylvia Trinh Chinese Harbin, China University of Hawaii at Manoa
2006 David Gibbons Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Hawaii at Manoa

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