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University of Notre Dame 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:

Elise Rudt
National Fellowships Program Coordinator, Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement
Jeffrey Thibert
Assistant Director of National Fellowships
Mathilda Nassar
Scholarly Advising Associate at the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)
Samantha Lee
Program Director, The Graduate School

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 Sofia Piecuch Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Notre Dame
2018 Catherine Perl Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Notre Dame
2018 John Karian Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Notre Dame
2018 Evan Gage Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan University of Notre Dame
2018 Patricia Hartland Urdu Lucknow, India University of Notre Dame
2017 Nicholas Roberts Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Notre Dame
2017 Ann Marie Thornburg Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Notre Dame
2017 Kate Rochat Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Notre Dame
2015 Rose Doerfler Chinese Xi'an, China University of Notre Dame
2015 Sophie Spartz Chinese Dalian, China University of Notre Dame
2011 David Pell Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Notre Dame
2011 Caroline Hudson Chinese Beijing, China University of Notre Dame
2010 Kevin Godshall Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Notre Dame
2009 Patrick Schoettmer Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Notre Dame
2009 Kiran Bains Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Notre Dame
2008 Kathryn Hughes Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Notre Dame

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