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University of Maryland-College Park 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:

Francis DuVinage
Director, National Scholarships Office, National Scholarships Office
Leslie Brice
Assistant Director, National Scholarships Office

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 Maytal Mark Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2021 Azfar Masud Bangla Kolkata, India University of Maryland-College Park
2021 Joella Huynh Chinese Changchun, China University of Maryland-College Park
2021 Catherine Nguyen Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2021 Kelly Tang Korean Gwangju, Korea University of Maryland-College Park
2021 Nathan Boyle Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Maryland-College Park
2021 Oreet Zimand Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2021 Nur Bromund Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-College Park
2020 Caroline Angle Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2020 Munjireen Sifat Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2020 Margaret McWeeney Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2020 Samantha Smith Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of Maryland-College Park
2019 Jacqualine Asuquo Chinese Dalian, China University of Maryland-College Park
2019 Ryan Ridgell Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of Maryland-College Park
2019 Aisac Marie Accad Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2019 Krasimir Lenard Japanese Okayama, Japan University of Maryland-College Park
2019 Gregory Espinoza Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Maryland-College Park
2019 Nataliya Stepanova Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Maryland-College Park
2019 Zander Forsythe Korean Busan, South Korea University of Maryland-College Park
2019 Stefan Bakumenko Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2019 William Simpson Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Benjamin Sonnenberg Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Dominic Dix Chinese Changchun, China University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Nisha Seebachan Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Rachel Baldwin Chinese Xi'an, China University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Sarina Haryanto Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Matthew Du Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Agnieszka Bieganowska Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Nicholas Viggiano Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan University of Maryland-College Park
2018 Kyle Kastler Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Judith Williams Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Kalyn Cai Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Irene Solaiman Bangla Kolkata, India University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Kerry Burgott Bangla Kolkata, India University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Kathleen Noble Chinese Xi'an, China University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Margaret Ebacher-RIni Chinese Suzhou, China University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Lauren Sooy Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Zoe Smith Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Emily Lord Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Garrett Yocklin Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Gurleen Kaur Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Maryland-College Park
2017 Kristina Yin Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Diana Partridge Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Laura Krahl Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Zachary Goldblatt Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Kyle Vaughan Chinese Suzhou, China University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Tabatha Anderson Chinese Dalian, China University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Zuri Zhao Chinese Xi'an, China University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Sarah Reynolds Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Amanda Lee Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Jasper Surrett Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Catherine Baker Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Samuel Besse Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-College Park
2016 Sydney Robinson Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-College Park
2015 John Mathena Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Maryland-College Park
2015 Lindsay Jodoin Arabic Madaba, Jordan University of Maryland-College Park
2015 Zachary Goldblatt Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Maryland-College Park
2015 Hannah Doxzen Chinese Xi'an, China University of Maryland-College Park
2015 Avan Antia Hindi Jaipur, India University of Maryland-College Park
2015 Laura Garvie Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2015 Prabhleen Aneja Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Maryland-College Park
2015 Marco Carralero Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-College Park
2014 Maya Hardimon Arabic Nizwa, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2014 Norine McKee Chinese Suzhou, China University of Maryland-College Park
2014 Zane Buckey Chinese Guangzhou, China University of Maryland-College Park
2014 Maressa McCall Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2014 Patrick Niceforo Korean Wonju, South Korea University of Maryland-College Park
2014 Katherine Martin Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of Maryland-College Park
2014 Anjali Belur Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Maryland-College Park
2013 Maressa McCall Hindi Jaipur, India University of Maryland-College Park
2013 Sarahann Yeh Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Maryland-College Park
2013 Joseph Ritch Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Maryland-College Park
2013 Sahaana Arumugam Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Maryland-College Park
2013 Sarah Dagen Russian Kazan, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2013 Seth Halper-Stromberg Russian Ufa, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2013 Nadav Karasov Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-College Park
2012 Margaret Bailey Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Maryland-College Park
2012 Stephanie Paszko Arabic Salalah, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2012 Danielle Hise Russian Ufa, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2011 Janelle Asiedu Arabic Muscat, Oman University of Maryland-College Park
2011 Kevin Boyland Arabic Fes, Morocco University of Maryland-College Park
2011 Kevin Butts Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Maryland-College Park
2011 Rachel Mayer Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Maryland-College Park
2011 Mary Yanik Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Maryland-College Park
2011 Melody Poland Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of Maryland-College Park
2011 Harry Moran Russian Kazan, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2011 Shane Loorz Urdu Lucknow, India University of Maryland-College Park
2010 Iman Ng Arabic Alexandria, Egypt University of Maryland-College Park
2010 Kevin Boyland Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Maryland-College Park
2010 Robert Shuman-Powell Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Maryland-College Park
2010 Anna Mayr Chinese Shanghai, China University of Maryland-College Park
2010 Hannah Silverman Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2010 Yuliya Malamud Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2009 Iman Ng Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Maryland-College Park
2009 Zan Dodson Chinese Suzhou, China University of Maryland-College Park
2009 Michele Cox Hindi Jaipur, India University of Maryland-College Park
2009 Khulood Kandil Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Maryland-College Park
2008 Nusrat Siddique Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Maryland-College Park
2008 Sarah Solomon Russian Tomsk, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2007 Jonathan Argaman Arabic Sana'a, Yemen University of Maryland-College Park
2007 Kathryn Vasilaky Russian St. Petersburg, Russia University of Maryland-College Park
2006 Shana Marshall Arabic Sana'a, Yemen University of Maryland-College Park

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