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Southern Methodist University 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:

Brandon Miller
Interim Director, National Student Fellowships - Office of the Provost
Liljana Elverskog
Senior Lecturer-Arabic, World Languages and Literatures
Rachel Ball-Phillips
Director, National Student 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 Erin Pierce Arabic Ibri, Oman Southern Methodist University
2021 Isabelle Galko Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Southern Methodist University
2021 Erik Rorem Persian Dushanbe, Tajikistan Southern Methodist University
2021 Mushfequr Rahman Urdu Lucknow, India Southern Methodist University
2013 Julianna Bond Chinese Xiamen, China Southern Methodist University

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