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Purdue University-Main Campus 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:

Veronica Schirm
Scholarship Director, National & International Scholarships Office

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 Jenail Marshall Arabic Meknes, Morocco Purdue University-Main Campus
2021 Reed Geiger Russian Vladimir, Russia Purdue University-Main Campus
2021 Laura Jessup Swahili Arusha, Tanzania Purdue University-Main Campus
2018 Quin Waterbury Chinese Suzhou, China Purdue University-Main Campus
2014 Berned Mondal Bangla Dhaka, Bangladesh Purdue University-Main Campus
2012 Liberty Sproat Indonesian Malang, Indonesia Purdue University-Main Campus
2011 Benjamin Stirgwolt Arabic Tangier, Morocco Purdue University-Main Campus
2010 Heidi Trapp Punjabi Chandigarh, India Purdue University-Main Campus
2008 Emily Dawes Arabic Amman, Jordan Purdue University-Main Campus

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