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SUNY College at Geneseo 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:

Michael Mills
Director of National Fellowships and Scholarships

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 Abdul Sanderson Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan SUNY College at Geneseo
2019 Catherine Shields Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan SUNY College at Geneseo
2017 Alex McGrath Russian Vladimir, Russia SUNY College at Geneseo
2017 Annie Renaud Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia SUNY College at Geneseo
2013 Maria Sigalas Arabic Meknes, Morocco SUNY College at Geneseo
2011 Robert Viglietta Turkish Izmir, Turkey SUNY College at Geneseo
2009 Mark Simeone Russian Astrakhan, Russia SUNY College at Geneseo
2009 James Kuras Turkish Istanbul, Turkey SUNY College at Geneseo

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