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Whitman College 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:

Jessica Hernandez
Career and Community Engagement Center, Director of Fellowships & Grants
Susan Holme
Director of Off-Campus Studies
Keith Raether
Director, Office of Fellowships and Grants

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 Charles Lange Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Whitman College
2019 Karissa Hampson Korean Busan, South Korea Whitman College
2017 Bassel Jamali Arabic Tangier, Morocco Whitman College
2017 Uma Trivede Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Whitman College
2017 Desdemona Weigel Urdu Lucknow, India Whitman College
2016 Emma Thompson Bangla Kolkata, India Whitman College
2014 Rania Mussa Arabic Tangier, Morocco Whitman College
2014 McCaulay Singer-Milnes Hindi Jaipur, India Whitman College
2014 Jacqueline Rees-Mikula Japanese Himeji, Japan Whitman College
2013 Xialing Ann Chen Korean Wonju, South Korea Whitman College
2011 Miranda Morton Arabic Fes, Morocco Whitman College
2011 Thomas Friedenbach Chinese Xi'an, China Whitman College
2011 Patricia Vanderbilt Hindi Jaipur, India Whitman College
2010 Carli Ing Japanese Kyoto, Japan Whitman College
2009 Molly Johnson Arabic Tangier, Morocco Whitman College

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