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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:

Catherine Stecyk
Associate Director, Center for Research and Fellowships
Gray Kidd
Center for Research and Fellowships, Assistant Director and Team Lead for Graduate Programs
Kelsey Fenner
Assistant Director, Center for Research and Fellowships
Michael Westrate
Director, Center for Research and Fellowships

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
2022 Sylvia Aalund Japanese Okayama, Japan Villanova University
2019 Devin Creed Bangla Kolkata, India Villanova University
2014 Brendan Carchidi Arabic Amman, Jordan Villanova University
2014 John Buglione Japanese Himeji, Japan Villanova University
2013 Michael Fatigati Arabic Nizwa, Oman Villanova University
2012 Hayley Aron Japanese Kyoto, Japan Villanova University
2011 Jerisa Upton Chinese Beijing, China Villanova University
2010 Nicole Cicero Russian Ufa, Russia Villanova University
2009 Samuel Silverman Chinese Suzhou, China Villanova University

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