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Oberlin College 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:

Nicholas Petzak
Director, Fellowships and Awards

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 Henry O'Connor Chinese Changchun, China Oberlin College
2021 Jasmine Mitchell Japanese Okayama, Japan Oberlin College
2020 Jasmine Mitchell Japanese Okayama, Japan Oberlin College
2020 Daniel Rothberg Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Oberlin College
2020 Raavi Asdar Urdu Lucknow, India Oberlin College
2017 Lindsay Brubaker Japanese Hikone, Japan Oberlin College
2017 Katherine Ryan-O'Flaherty Urdu Lucknow, India Oberlin College
2015 Olivia Evans Chinese Suzhou, China Oberlin College
2015 Sarah Chatta Punjabi Chandigarh, India Oberlin College
2014 Joseph Lubitz Japanese Himeji, Japan Oberlin College
2013 Isabela (Belle) Espinal Hindi Jaipur, India Oberlin College
2013 Aki Gormezano Japanese Himeji, Japan Oberlin College
2010 Jessica Purkis Japanese Kyoto, Japan Oberlin College
2009 Ezra Spier Korean Suwon, South Korea Oberlin College
2009 Claire Chenette Turkish Istanbul, Turkey Oberlin College
2008 Samuel Lasser Arabic Salalah, Oman Oberlin College
2007 Nicholas Sternhagen Chinese Hong Kong, China Oberlin College
2006 Amzie Pavlisin Turkish Istanbul, Turkey Oberlin College

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