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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:

Dilshani Sarathchandra
Faculty Fellow Distinguished Scholarships Program, University Honors Program
Erin Kimball Damman
Faculty Fellow for Distinguished Scholarships, University Honors Program

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
2022 Brock Keller Hindi Jaipur, India University of Idaho
2022 Natalie Mesplay Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Idaho
2019 Mikayla Sievers Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Idaho
2018 Alonso Arteaga Chinese Suzhou, China University of Idaho
2015 Carly Joerger Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Idaho
2013 Ada Fryer Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Idaho
2012 Nicole Lee Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan University of Idaho
2009 Adam Collins Russian Kaliningrad, Russia University of Idaho
2006 Anisah El-Mansouri Arabic Sana'a, Yemen University of Idaho
2006 Ross Avery Arabic Cairo, Egypt University of Idaho

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