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Washington and Lee 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:

Matthew Loar
Director of 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 Ana Estrada Hamm Arabic Tangier, Morocco Washington and Lee University
2021 Lewis Johnston Arabic Meknes, Morocco Washington and Lee University
2021 Amanda Dorsey Hindi Jaipur, India Washington and Lee University
2021 Nick Mosher Russian Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Washington and Lee University
2021 Tanajia Moye-Green Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Washington and Lee University
2020 Maria Kisker Chinese Xi'an, China Washington and Lee University
2020 Lauren Ellenz Hindi Jaipur, India Washington and Lee University
2019 Tori Hester Chinese Xi'an, China Washington and Lee University
2018 Emily Austin Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Washington and Lee University
2018 Elizabeth McDonald Japanese Hikone, Japan Washington and Lee University
2018 Riley Ries Russian Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Washington and Lee University
2017 Sierra Noland Hindi Jaipur, India Washington and Lee University
2017 Tara Cooper Japanese Hikone, Japan Washington and Lee University
2014 John Anderson Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Washington and Lee University
2013 John Anderson Azerbaijani Baku, Azerbaijan Washington and Lee University
2011 Isaac Webb Russian Ufa, Russia Washington and Lee University
2010 Kevin Poelhuis Russian Kazan, Russia Washington and Lee University
2009 Lucy Simko Arabic Cairo, Egypt Washington and Lee University

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