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University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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:

Courtney Santos
Director, National & International Fellowships

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 Elizabeth Woody Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2021 Sarah Lies Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2021 Esbeidy Chavez Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2021 Brooklyn Terrill Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2021 Sadie Ritter Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2019 Cooper Wright Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2019 Jared Noetzel Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2019 Gregory Tracey Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2019 Thomas McChristian Russian Tbilisi, Georgia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2019 Alexander Christensen Urdu Lucknow, India University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2018 Khenda Mustafa Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2018 Jordan Young Korean Busan, South Korea University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2018 Blair Mills Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2017 Tristan Hilderbrand Japanese Hikone, Japan University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2017 Miranda Kuzela Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2017 Taylor Bolam Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2016 Layla Younis Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2016 Zoe Hatfield Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2016 Taylor Bolam Russian Vladimir, Russia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2015 Katelyn Hemmeke Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2015 Peter Oster Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2013 Benjamin Powell Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2013 Maricia Guzman Hindi Jaipur, India University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2013 Erica Lam Korean Wonju, South Korea University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2012 Michael Schuster Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2012 Zachary Smith Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2012 Skylar Falter Chinese Xi'an, China University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2012 Christopher Reznicek Korean Jeonju, South Korea University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2011 David Moberly Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2011 Katie Macias Korean Jeonju, South Korea University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2011 Walter Bircher Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2010 Nicole Starkey Chinese Beijing, China University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2010 Michael Moses Japanese Kyoto, Japan University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2010 Katie Sisneros Turkish Bursa, Turkey University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2009 Racheal Strong Chinese Suzhou, China University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2009 Jessica Cleveland Urdu Lucknow, India University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2007 Anne Hines Korean Suwon, South Korea University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2007 Jennifer Hoffman Russian St. Petersburg, Russia University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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