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Rutgers University-New Brunswick 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:

Arthur Casciato
Director, Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Jehan Mohamed
Teaching Fellow with the Honors College
Teresa Delcorso-Ellman
Assistant Dean for Graduate External Support

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 Sreeja Pavuluri Hindi Jaipur, India Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2021 Adam Abou-Nasr Japanese Okayama, Japan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2021 GaHyun Yoo Turkish Ankara, Turkey Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2020 Christine Barry Chinese Dalian, China Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2020 Katherine DeMarrais Turkish Bursa, Turkey Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2019 Anna Baker Arabic Meknes, Morocco Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2019 Annalise Burke Korean Gwangju, South Korea Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2019 Sonay Barazesh Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2018 Aasha Shaik Arabic Amman, Jordan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2018 Hilary Buxton Urdu Lucknow, India Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2017 Fedor Potanin Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2017 Matthew White Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2016 Christian Alvarez Arabic Ibri, Oman Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2015 Shireen Hamza Arabic Meknes, Morocco Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2015 Austin Hudgins Chinese Xi'an, China Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2015 Virginia Conn Chinese Suzhou, China Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2015 Zahra Janoowalla Hindi Jaipur, India Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2015 Rahul Ghosal Japanese Hikone, Japan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2014 Meryem Uzumcu Arabic Amman, Jordan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2014 Austin Hudgins Chinese Suzhou, China Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2014 Zachary LaPorta Chinese Suzhou, China Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2013 Douglas Jones Arabic Nizwa, Oman Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2013 Dina Syarief Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2013 Seth Goonetilleke Japanese Himeji, Japan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2013 Zachary White Turkish Ankara, Turkey Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2013 Kate Imy Urdu Lucknow, India Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2012 Kimberley Thomas Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2012 Kate Imy Hindi Jaipur, India Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2012 Jose Lamarque Japanese Kyoto, Japan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2012 Matthew D'Elia Japanese Kyoto, Japan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2012 Matthew Mangold Russian Vladimir, Russia Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2012 Max Hoyt Russian Kazan, Russia Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2012 Caitlin Scuderi Turkish Izmir, Turkey Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2011 Jeremy Bender Turkish Ankara, Turkey Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2009 Ethan Payton Arabic Tangier, Morocco Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2009 Matthew Pezzulo Arabic Alexandria, Egypt Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2009 Neiset Bayouth Arabic Amman, Jordan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2009 Mi Hyun Yoon Chinese Harbin, China Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2009 Suzanne Levi-Sanchez Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2009 Allison Leigh-Perlman Russian Astrakhan, Russia Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2008 Connie Zeng Chinese Harbin, China Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2008 Matthew Greco Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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