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University of Massachusetts-Amherst 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:

Heidi Bauer-Clapp
Associate Director for Grants and Fellowships, Graduate School Office of Professional Development
Madalina Akil
Director of National Scholarship Advisement
Mujtaba Hedayet
Office of National Scholarship Advisement, Scholarship and Fellowship Advisor

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 Patrick Thompson Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2020 Adam Abdelrahman Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2019 Nadia Golubov Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2018 Daniela Phillips Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Massachusetts Amherst
2018 Evan Duerr Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of Massachusetts Amherst
2018 Jane Viviano Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan University of Massachusetts Amherst
2017 Jane Viviano Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Massachusetts Amherst
2017 Jonathan Jenner Swahili Arusha, Tanzania University of Massachusetts Amherst
2016 Ajulueke Odunukwe Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of Massachusetts Amherst
2016 Kathryn Stankiewicz Indonesian Malang, Indonesia University of Massachusetts Amherst
2015 Abigail Williams Chinese Dalian, China University of Massachusetts Amherst
2014 Katherine Miller Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Massachusetts Amherst
2014 Tyler Schuenemann Arabic Nizwa, Oman University of Massachusetts Amherst
2014 Emily Westland Korean Wonju, South Korea University of Massachusetts Amherst
2013 Tyler Schuenemann Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Massachusetts Amherst
2013 Emily Westland Korean Wonju, South Korea University of Massachusetts Amherst
2012 Clara Wool Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Massachusetts Amherst
2012 Miriam Tinberg Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Massachusetts Amherst
2012 John Hoskins Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of Massachusetts Amherst
2011 Nathaniel Kahler Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Massachusetts Amherst
2011 Patrick Hamilton Chinese Shanghai, China University of Massachusetts Amherst
2010 Jordan Galler Chinese Beijing, China University of Massachusetts Amherst
2010 Cory Bender Russian Kazan, Russia University of Massachusetts Amherst
2009 Reuven Dashevsky Arabic Alexandria, Egypt University of Massachusetts Amherst
2009 August Cohn Thomas Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of Massachusetts Amherst
2008 Rebecca Paulson Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Massachusetts Amherst
2008 Brandon King Chinese Harbin, China University of Massachusetts Amherst
2008 Claire Maccabee Chinese Harbin, China University of Massachusetts Amherst

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