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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:

Amanda Bennett
Director, Global Partnerships and Engagement
Caroline Najour
Senior lecturer
James Duban
Associate Dean for Research and National Scholarships
Kate Imy
Assistant 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
2022 Joann Gutierrez Reyes Turkish Ankara, Turkey University of North Texas
2021 Abril Caraballo-Marin Arabic Ibri, Oman University of North Texas
2019 Susanna Strange Arabic Amman, Jordan University of North Texas
2019 Melody Nowlan Chinese Tainan, Taiwan University of North Texas
2019 Monique Bowie Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan University of North Texas
2018 Rachel Shafer Arabic Meknes, Morocco University of North Texas
2014 Chinazo Onwukaike Korean Wonju, South Korea University of North Texas
2012 Anam Bakali Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of North Texas
2008 Kirk Cooper Arabic Tunis, Tunisia University of North Texas
2007 Keary Mason Turkish Alanya, Turkey University of North Texas

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