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Smith College 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:

Andrew Dausch
Assistant Director, Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships 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
2021 Beatrice Weinand Arabic Tangier, Morocco Smith College
2021 Emily Paule Chinese New Taipei City, Taiwan Smith College
2018 Vivian Nguyen Arabic Ibri, Oman Smith College
2018 Gretchen Walch Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Smith College
2017 Madeline Undis Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Smith College
2015 Mary Ann Maestas Arabic Madaba, Jordan Smith College
2014 Katherine Lopes Arabic Meknes, Morocco Smith College
2013 Natalie Weaver Arabic Meknes, Morocco Smith College
2012 Christine Yeh Japanese Kyoto, Japan Smith College
2012 Frances Black Turkish Ankara, Turkey Smith College
2011 Breanna Lindo Korean Jeonju, South Korea Smith College
2011 Katey Pillars Russian Vladimir, Russia Smith College
2011 Sarah Tucker Russian Ufa, Russia Smith College
2010 Sarah Anderson Russian Ufa, Russia Smith College
2009 Elizabeth Guthrie Arabic Amman, Jordan Smith College
2009 Zoe Kosoff Arabic Amman, Jordan Smith College
2008 Amy Zeng Chinese Harbin, China Smith College
2008 Vivian Baird-Zars Russian Samara, Russia Smith College
2008 Leigh Ann Gardiner Urdu Lucknow, India Smith College
2007 Elizabeth Guthrie Arabic Tunis, Tunisia Smith College
2007 Beth Prosnitz Hindi Jaipur, India Smith College
2007 Adrienne Lee Russian St. Petersburg, Russia Smith College
2007 Alyson Faller Russian St. Petersburg, Russia Smith College
2006 Lise Bradford Arabic Amman, Jordan Smith College
2006 Cole Taylor Hindi Jaipur, India Smith College

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