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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:

Andrea Hilkovitz
External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College, The Graduate College
Brian Smith
External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College
Heather Galloway
Dean, Honors College
Melanie Liddle
Student Development Specialist II, Honors College
Noha Mohama-Akkari
Extension Educator/Arabic Lecturer, Department of World Languages & Literatures
Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani
Chinese Lecturer

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
2019 Andrea Pinon Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Texas State University
2018 Nakia Edmond Chinese Changchun, China Texas State University-San Marcos
2017 Lucretia Stanley Turkish Baku, Azerbaijan Texas State University-San Marcos
2014 Landon Williams Arabic Rabat, Morocco Texas State University-San Marcos

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