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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 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:

Andrew Seidler
Director, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships
Laura De Furio
Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Assistant Director of 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
2021 Annie Liu Portuguese Florianopolis, Brazil The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
2021 Soriya Cooper Swahili Arusha, Tanzania The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
2020 Michayla Robles Swahili Arusha, Tanzania The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
2019 Katherine Yolitz Arabic Meknes, Morocco The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
2019 Meghan Gragg Arabic Ibri, Oman The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
2019 Sue Choi Chinese Xi'an, China The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
2019 Mateos Hayes Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
2018 Jonathan Thomas Arabic Meknes, Morocco The University of Tennessee
2018 Iker Sedeno Korean Busan, South Korea The University of Tennessee
2018 Julia Goncalves Russian Vladimir, Russia The University of Tennessee
2017 Katie Plank Chinese Dalian, China The University of Tennessee
2017 Jonathan Hubbard-Shaw Indonesian Malang, Indonesia The University of Tennessee
2017 John Akins Urdu Lucknow, India The University of Tennessee
2016 Jonathan Barsness Arabic Ibri, Oman The University of Tennessee
2016 Mayar Desouki Arabic Amman, Jordan The University of Tennessee
2016 Alexander Antonas Chinese Changchun, China The University of Tennessee
2016 John Akins Urdu Lucknow, India The University of Tennessee
2015 Jonathan Barsness Arabic Madaba, Jordan The University of Tennessee
2015 Joseph Garlington Arabic Tangier, Morocco The University of Tennessee
2015 Michaela Clements Chinese Beijing, China The University of Tennessee
2015 Desiree Dube Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia The University of Tennessee
2014 Jeremy Pearson Arabic Nizwa, Oman The University of Tennessee
2014 Paige Scrivener Chinese Suzhou, China The University of Tennessee
2013 Summer Awad Arabic Nizwa, Oman The University of Tennessee
2012 Jeremy Pearson Arabic Amman, Jordan The University of Tennessee
2012 Lisa Dicker Chinese Beijing, China The University of Tennessee
2012 Kenneth Pearson Punjabi Chandigarh, India The University of Tennessee
2011 Andrew Eichel Turkish Ankara, Turkey The University of Tennessee
2010 Samuel Doty Russian Kazan, Russia The University of Tennessee
2007 Taylor Tarr Arabic Tunis, Tunisia The University of Tennessee

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