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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:

Caitlin Ting
Director, University Fellowships 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 Matthew Douthitt Chinese Changchun, China Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2020 Hayley Ream Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2019 Jocelyn Krieger Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2016 David Stack Chinese Xi'an, China Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2016 Erika Pugh Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2016 Janet Purdy Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2015 Grace Benner Korean Gwangju, South Korea Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2014 Elyse Mark Chinese Suzhou, China Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2014 Grace Benner Korean Wonju, South Korea Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2014 Benjamin Stewart Russian Kazan, Russia Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2013 Sarah Newby Chinese Xiamen, China Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2013 Tomoko Bowser Japanese Himeji, Japan Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2013 Emily Sabo Korean Wonju, South Korea Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2013 Abraham DeHart Urdu Lucknow, India Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2012 Leslie Pillen Hindi Jaipur, India Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2012 Winston Hamel Korean Jeonju, South Korea Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2012 Abraham DeHart Urdu Lucknow, India Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2011 Catharine Biddle Hindi Jaipur, India Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2010 Michael Maio Arabic Tangier, Morocco Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2010 Michelle Toumayants Arabic Cairo, Egypt Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2009 Daniel Barnhardt Arabic Tangier, Morocco Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2008 Dustin Peffer Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2008 Matthew Tappert Russian Tomsk, Russia Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2008 Daniel McIntosh Turkish Istanbul, Turkey Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2007 Matthew Stein Chinese Suzhou, China Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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