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James Madison 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:

Meredith Malburne-Wade
Director of Fellowships Advising, Honors College

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 Hannah Schilling Arabic Ibri, Oman James Madison University
2021 Sarah Phillips Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan James Madison University
2021 Lauren Palmieri Turkish Ankara, Turkey James Madison University
2020 Abigail Weiderhold Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia James Madison University
2019 Sophia Mancini Korean Gwangju, South Korea James Madison University
2017 Miranda Walls Arabic Ibri, Oman James Madison University
2015 April Pickens Russian Vladimir, Russia James Madison University
2014 John Wilder Arabic Tangier, Morocco James Madison University
2014 Brett Voeltz Turkish Ankara, Turkey James Madison University
2014 Andrew Reese Urdu Lucknow, India James Madison University
2013 Adam Rosenberg Chinese Xiamen, China James Madison University
2012 Amanda Michetti Arabic Amman, Jordan James Madison University
2011 Patrick Rostock Chinese Shanghai, China James Madison University
2008 David Morrow Russian Astrakhan, Russia James Madison University
2007 Naheed Ahmed Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh James Madison University

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