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Carnegie Mellon University 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:

Richelle Bernazzoli
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Research & National Fellowships, Fellowships and Scholarships Office

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 Devon Renfroe Korean Busan, Korea Carnegie Mellon University
2020 Roni Sosis Arabic Ibri, Oman Carnegie Mellon University
2020 Victoria Reiter Chinese Xi'an, China Carnegie Mellon University
2019 Haider Nazir Chinese Tainan, Taiwan Carnegie Mellon University
2019 Jessica Jue Chinese Changchun, China Carnegie Mellon University
2019 Travis Stahl Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Carnegie Mellon University
2017 Orchi Banerjee Arabic Meknes, Morocco Carnegie Mellon University
2017 Philip DeCicco Arabic Ibri, Oman Carnegie Mellon University
2016 Ian Asenjo Punjabi Chandigarh, India Carnegie Mellon University
2015 Miranda Nguyen Turkish Bursa, Turkey Carnegie Mellon University
2014 Dervla McDonnell Japanese Himeji, Japan Carnegie Mellon University
2013 Dervla McDonnell Japanese Himeji, Japan Carnegie Mellon University
2013 Kate Fuhrman Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Carnegie Mellon University
2010 Anthony Kuhn Arabic Alexandria, Egypt Carnegie Mellon University
2010 Jessica Wille Arabic Alexandria, Egypt Carnegie Mellon University
2010 Megan Larcom Arabic Tangier, Morocco Carnegie Mellon University
2009 Megan Larcom Arabic Tunis, Tunisia Carnegie Mellon University
2008 David Berger Arabic Amman, Jordan Carnegie Mellon University

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