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University of Kentucky 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:

Angela Kim
Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Advising & Student Success
Emily Sallee
Student Coordinator, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards
Pat Whitlow
Director, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

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 Ellie Johnson Chinese Changchun, China University of Kentucky
2021 Michael Di Girolamo Chinese Changchun, China University of Kentucky
2021 Ryan Hassel Japanese Okayama, Japan University of Kentucky
2021 Mihir Kale Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of Kentucky
2020 Michael Di Girolamo Chinese Xi'an, China University of Kentucky
2018 Anna Wagner Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan University of Kentucky
2017 Amaris Wade Chinese Changchun, China University of Kentucky
2017 Christopher Maynard Chinese Changchun, China University of Kentucky
2017 Catherine Cornelius Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Kentucky
2017 Chelsea Cutright Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of Kentucky
2016 Lauren Copeland Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Kentucky
2016 Bridget Nicholas Chinese Changchun, China University of Kentucky
2016 Faiyad Mannan Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Kentucky
2016 Kathryn Showers-Curtis Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Kentucky
2016 Morgan Saint James Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Kentucky
2015 Shelley Zhou Chinese Beijing, China University of Kentucky
2014 Jordan Gamble Arabic Rabat, Morocco University of Kentucky
2014 Wade Wilson Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Kentucky
2014 Naomi Hayes Japanese Himeji, Japan University of Kentucky
2014 Lydia Roll Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Kentucky
2013 Geoffrey Banta Chinese Suzhou, China University of Kentucky
2013 Meredith King Chinese Xiamen, China University of Kentucky
2013 Lydia Roll Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of Kentucky
2012 Nicholas Grisanti Chinese Shanghai, China University of Kentucky
2011 Sean Brennan Chinese Xi'an, China University of Kentucky
2011 Sharon Mills Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of Kentucky
2010 Ashley Meredith Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Kentucky
2010 Amber Davis Chinese Nanjing, China University of Kentucky
2009 Casey Poe Arabic Alexandria, Egypt University of Kentucky
2009 Marcela Peterson Hindi Jaipur, India University of Kentucky
2009 Meagan Todd Russian Astrakhan, Russia University of Kentucky
2008 Jordann Sullivan Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Kentucky
2008 Rachel Ulrich Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Kentucky
2008 Brenden Conrad Turkish Alanya, Turkey University of Kentucky

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