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University of Houston 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:

Ben Rayder
Director, National Fellowships and Major Awards, The Honors College
Michael Fares
Instructional Assistant Professor of Arabic
Richard Armstrong
Associate Professor

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 Hamad Khan Arabic Amman, Jordan University of Houston
2021 Kareem Soussan Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Houston
2021 Omar Harb Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Houston
2021 Tia Hufstetler Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Houston
2021 Victor Mikhail Arabic Tangier, Morocco University of Houston
2021 David Hilton Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Houston
2021 Nimra Zubair Urdu Lucknow, India University of Houston
2020 Hamad Khan Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Houston
2020 Nimra Zubair Punjabi Chandigarh, India University of Houston
2019 Shiva Moghadasian Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan University of Houston
2019 Wasiq Javed Urdu Lucknow, India University of Houston
2018 Saman Essa Arabic Ibri, Oman University of Houston
2018 Yusuf Bavi Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of Houston
2018 Andrew Neilson Chinese Xi'an, China University of Houston
2018 Victoria Rivera Korean Busan, South Korea University of Houston
2017 Madeline Styskal Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia University of Houston
2016 Sujata Gautam Hindi Jaipur, India University of Houston
2015 Scott Hofer Hindi Jaipur, India University of Houston
2015 Victor Yau Korean Gwangju, South Korea University of Houston
2014 Scott Hofer Hindi Jaipur, India University of Houston
2013 Renee Salmonsen Chinese Chengdu, China University of Houston

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