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Ohio State University-Main Campus 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:

Lúcia Helena Costigan
Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Corey Efron
Fellowship Advisor, Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center
Michele Saraiva Carilo
Coordinator for the Portuguese Language Program, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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 Michelle Lucic Arabic Amman, Jordan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2021 Owen Morrish Arabic Ibri, Oman Ohio State University-Main Campus
2021 Ruth Elendu Arabic Meknes, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2021 Addie Mykel Chinese Changchun, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2021 Philip Kopatz Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2021 Emily Nothnagle Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Ohio State University-Main Campus
2020 Abbie Levine Arabic Meknes, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2020 Larkin Cleland Arabic Ibri, Oman Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Natalie Majidzadeh Arabic Meknes, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Jacqueline Roman Chinese Xi'an, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Natalie Antonik Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Kaitlin Acton Korean Gwangju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Patrick Nash Korean Gwangju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Helina Solomon Portuguese Florianopolis, Brazil Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Franklin Keller III Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Faraz Ansari Urdu Lucknow, India Ohio State University-Main Campus
2019 Tyler Balon Urdu Lucknow, India Ohio State University-Main Campus
2018 Matthew Loxley Arabic Ibri, Oman Ohio State University-Main Campus
2018 Charlotte Sperl Chinese Suzhou, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2018 Maya Bullock Chinese Changchun, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2018 Rachel Dalke Chinese Changchun, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2018 Meilenys Peraza Japanese Hikone, Japan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2018 Valerie Vandergriff Japanese Hikone, Japan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2018 Daphne-Jane Ocran Korean Gwangju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2018 Feven Weldemicael Korean Busan, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2017 Miriam Gochnauer Chinese Changchun, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2017 Caitriona Techman Korean Gwangju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2017 Meilenys Peraza Korean Gwangju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2017 Timothy Bernstrom Korean Gwangju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2017 Caleb Herrmann Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2017 Francis Sunderland Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Ohio State University-Main Campus
2016 Catherine Smith Arabic Ibri, Oman Ohio State University-Main Campus
2016 Kaile Kilner Arabic Meknes, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2016 Shelby Powers Arabic Tangier, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2016 Samuel Henry Japanese Hikone, Japan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2016 Mircea Lazar Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2016 Eleanor Fahs Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Ohio State University-Main Campus
2016 Olivia Nejedlik Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2015 Ezra Baker Arabic Madaba, Jordan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2015 Steven Elzein Arabic Meknes, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2015 Harrison Levy Chinese Dalian, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2015 Shannon Fillingim Chinese Xi'an, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2015 Meagan Jones Japanese Hikone, Japan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2015 Noah Nguyen Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2015 Robin Smith Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2015 Emily Schueller Urdu Lucknow, India Ohio State University-Main Campus
2014 Tyler Parker Arabic Meknes, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2014 Jayan Nair Chinese Suzhou, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2014 Marisa Lally Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2014 Joseph Lee Korean Wonju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2014 Mark Sandel Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2014 Leah Moody Punjabi Chandigarh, India Ohio State University-Main Campus
2014 Asha Underiner Russian Kazan, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Amy Archer Arabic Tangier, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Blythe Worstell Chinese Xiamen, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Mack Lorden Chinese Qingdao, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Matthew Eng Chinese Xiamen, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Vyacheslav Dade Chinese Xiamen, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 William Dean Chinese Suzhou, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Daniel Curzon Japanese Himeji, Japan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Tyler Shankel Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Christina Green Russian Ufa, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2013 Alifia Merchant Urdu Lucknow, India Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Dina Tayim Arabic Rabat, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Elizabeth Perego Arabic Amman, Jordan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Elizabeth Pillion Arabic Amman, Jordan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Sanya Dosani Arabic Tangier, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Shahreena Shahrani Arabic Tangier, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Cory Sabet Chinese Shanghai, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Jennifer Ravi Japanese Kyoto, Japan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Michael Orvets Korean Jeonju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Yuri Doolan Korean Jeonju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Jacob Somerlot Russian Ufa, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Kyle Olson Russian Vladimir, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Peter Marzalik Russian Ufa, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2012 Lauren Kowalik Turkish Ankara, Turkey Ohio State University-Main Campus
2011 Christina Flores Korean Jeonju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2011 Kimberly McKee Korean Jeonju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2011 David Agranovich Russian Vladimir, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2011 Jaime Gusching Turkish Izmir, Turkey Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 Adrianne Barbo Arabic Alexandria, Egypt Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 Andrea Davis Bangla Kolkata, India Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 Jason Wattier Japanese Kyoto, Japan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 Leighton Garrett Korean Jeonju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 Luella Teresa Albuquerque Canarsky Korean Jeonju, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 John Miller Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 Kenneth Hensley Russian Vladimir, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 sofia Bachman Russian Vladimir, Russia Ohio State University-Main Campus
2010 Jaime Gusching Turkish Bursa, Turkey Ohio State University-Main Campus
2009 Breanna Bowlin Arabic Tangier, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2009 Megan Cairns Arabic Tangier, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2009 Andrea Davis Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Ohio State University-Main Campus
2009 Christina Cromlish Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2009 Samantha McGuire Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2009 Patrick Scharfe Turkish Alanya, Turkey Ohio State University-Main Campus
2008 james steppenbacker Arabic Amman, Jordan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2008 Ranya Elzein Arabic Amman, Jordan Ohio State University-Main Campus
2008 Evan Cummins Chinese Harbin, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2008 John Bolam Korean Suwon, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus
2008 Jennifer Scheaffer Punjabi Chandigarh, India Ohio State University-Main Campus
2007 Erik Schumann Arabic Tangier, Morocco Ohio State University-Main Campus
2007 Heather Sweetser Arabic Sana'a, Yemen Ohio State University-Main Campus
2007 Nicole Holliday Arabic Cairo, Egypt Ohio State University-Main Campus
2007 Shahreena Shahrani Arabic Sana'a, Yemen Ohio State University-Main Campus
2007 Evan Cummins Chinese Hong Kong, China Ohio State University-Main Campus
2007 Theresa Yoon Korean Suwon, South Korea Ohio State University-Main Campus

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