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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:

Adam Crowley
Academic and Scholarship Advisor, Renée Crown University Honors Program
Jolynn Parker
Director, Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA)
Melissa Welshans
Assistant Director, Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising
Susan Wadley
Ford Maxwell Prof of South Asia

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 Claire Howard Arabic Meknes, Morocco Syracuse University
2021 Courtney Blankenship Arabic Ibri, Oman Syracuse University
2021 Jeremy Gonzalez Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Syracuse University
2021 Jenna Burgess Korean Busan, Korea Syracuse University
2021 Sarah Forland Portuguese Florianopolis, Brazil Syracuse University
2019 Cynthia Wang Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Syracuse University
2019 Neil Cooney Korean Gwangju, South Korea Syracuse University
2019 Kayleigh Sattler Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Syracuse University
2019 Samar AlAny Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Syracuse University
2018 Jade Rhoads Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Syracuse University
2018 Mary Bolan Russian Tbilisi, Georgia Syracuse University
2017 Dimple Dhanani Hindi Jaipur, India Syracuse University
2017 Giovanna Saccoccio Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Syracuse University
2016 Sujata Bajracharya Hindi Jaipur, India Syracuse University
2015 Heather Rounds Arabic Amman, Jordan Syracuse University
2015 Rachel Bass Arabic Ibri, Oman Syracuse University
2015 Alycia Maurer Chinese Suzhou, China Syracuse University
2015 Amber Barrow Chinese Dalian, China Syracuse University
2015 Kimberly Hatcher Urdu Lucknow, India Syracuse University
2014 Alisa Weinstein Hindi Jaipur, India Syracuse University
2014 Silas Webb Punjabi Chandigarh, India Syracuse University
2014 Jiayi Zhou Russian Tbilisi, Georgia Syracuse University
2013 Megan Charters Arabic Rabat, Morocco Syracuse University
2013 Perry Copes II Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Syracuse University
2013 Darci Pauser Turkish Ankara, Turkey Syracuse University
2012 Amy Jensen Arabic Amman, Jordan Syracuse University
2012 Paul Worden Arabic Rabat, Morocco Syracuse University
2012 Adrienne Atterberry Hindi Jaipur, India Syracuse University
2012 Benjamin Lingeman Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Syracuse University
2011 Hope Collins Arabic Tangier, Morocco Syracuse University
2011 Jacob Frank Arabic Tangier, Morocco Syracuse University
2011 Paul Worden Arabic Amman, Jordan Syracuse University
2011 Rebecca Moody Arabic Fes, Morocco Syracuse University
2011 Adrienne Atterberry Hindi Jaipur, India Syracuse University
2011 Alissa Davis Russian Ufa, Russia Syracuse University
2010 Abdulaziz Said Arabic Cairo, Egypt Syracuse University
2010 Jennifer Karius Hindi Jaipur, India Syracuse University
2010 Selina Carter Turkish Bursa, Turkey Syracuse University
2008 Erin Cole Russian Tomsk, Russia Syracuse University
2006 Meghan Rasmussen Turkish Istanbul, Turkey Syracuse University

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