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College of Charleston 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:

Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich
Director, Office of Nationally Competitive 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 Grace Kern Arabic Meknes, Morocco College of Charleston
2021 Allison Moore Punjabi Chandigarh, India College of Charleston
2021 Kelly Lifchez Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan College of Charleston
2019 Madison McCormick Chinese Xi'an, China College of Charleston
2018 Tyler Owens Russian Vladimir, Russia College of Charleston
2017 Alia Kapasi Arabic Meknes, Morocco College of Charleston
2016 Nicholas Lavergne Arabic Meknes, Morocco College of Charleston
2014 Brian Malone Indonesian Malang, Indonesia College of Charleston
2013 Madeline Edwards Arabic Amman, Jordan College of Charleston
2013 Marjorie Burdette Hindi Jaipur, India College of Charleston
2012 Daniel Hodge Chinese Shanghai, China College of Charleston
2010 Ronnie McCormick Arabic Tunis, Tunisia College of Charleston
2010 Zachary Hanson Russian Vladimir, Russia College of Charleston
2008 Nicholas Rummell Turkish Ankara, Turkey College of Charleston

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