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The University of Montana 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:

Kylla Benes
Director of External Scholarships & Fellowships, Office of External Scholarships & Fellowships
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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 Lindsey Roosa Arabic Meknes, Morocco The University of Montana
2021 Courtney Bentz Russian Vladimir, Russia The University of Montana
2020 Courtney Bentz Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia The University of Montana
2019 Tyler Zuidema Russian Vladimir, Russia The University of Montana
2018 Megan Murdoch Arabic Meknes, Morocco The University of Montana
2018 Margaret Grayson Hindi Jaipur, India The University of Montana
2017 Kitiri McDunn Russian Vladimir, Russia The University of Montana
2016 Natalie Stockmann Arabic Meknes, Morocco The University of Montana
2016 Julie Ammons Russian Vladimir, Russia The University of Montana
2015 Eamon Ormseth Arabic Meknes, Morocco The University of Montana
2014 Morgan Azeka Arabic Nizwa, Oman The University of Montana
2014 Kyle Koslosky Japanese Himeji, Japan The University of Montana
2012 Brian Wemple Arabic Amman, Jordan The University of Montana
2012 Julie DeSoto Arabic Amman, Jordan The University of Montana
2012 Nicole Allen Arabic Rabat, Morocco The University of Montana
2012 Taylor Keister Russian Kazan, Russia The University of Montana
2011 Emily Creasia Arabic Amman, Jordan The University of Montana
2011 Julie DeSoto Arabic Muscat, Oman The University of Montana
2011 Tenly Snow Arabic Amman, Jordan The University of Montana
2011 Nathan Sponberg Chinese Xi'an, China The University of Montana
2011 Brinna Boettger Russian Ufa, Russia The University of Montana
2010 Jane Blevins Russian Kazan, Russia The University of Montana
2010 Travis Vincent Russian Vladimir, Russia The University of Montana
2009 Aimee Ryan Arabic Tangier, Morocco The University of Montana
2009 Melissa Sheedy Russian Kaliningrad, Russia The University of Montana
2007 Layla Turman Arabic Tangier, Morocco The University of Montana
2007 Nadia Selim Arabic Tangier, Morocco The University of Montana

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