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St Olaf 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:

Heather Campbell
Co-director of External Fellowships (Fulbright) and Scholarships
Douglas Casson
Professor and Co-Director of External Fellowships, Political Science

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 Emily Cerimele Chinese New Taipei City, Taiwan St Olaf College
2021 Mila New Chinese Tainan, Taiwan St Olaf College
2020 Gkaomeeseng Xiong Chinese Tainan, Taiwan St Olaf College
2020 Venus Su Hindi Jaipur, India St Olaf College
2019 Anna O'Donoghue Chinese Dalian, China St Olaf College
2018 Ian Rollo Arabic Amman, Jordan St Olaf College
2017 Julianne Stewart Chinese Xi'an, China St Olaf College
2017 Ross Nevin Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan St Olaf College
2017 Anna Kruskop Russian Vladimir, Russia St Olaf College
2016 Abbigail Hull Chinese Dalian, China St Olaf College
2016 Jordan Brown Indonesian Malang, Indonesia St Olaf College
2016 Anja Selland Russian Vladimir, Russia St Olaf College
2012 Esme Marie Arabic Tunis, Tunisia St Olaf College
2012 Josie Boyle Russian Ufa, Russia St Olaf College
2011 Joseph Cherney Russian Ufa, Russia St Olaf College
2011 Frank Heller Turkish Bursa, Turkey St Olaf College
2010 Christian Van den Akker Russian Ufa, Russia St Olaf College
2009 Sarah Dorman Arabic Alexandria, Egypt St Olaf College
2008 Anna Gieselman Arabic Salalah, Oman St Olaf College
2008 Sarah Dorman Arabic Cairo, Egypt St Olaf College
2007 Anna Gieselman Arabic Tunis, Tunisia St Olaf College
2007 Natalie Hanson Chinese Suzhou, China St Olaf College

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