Critical Language Scholarship Program | CLS Application Extension:…

CLS Application Extension: November 30, 5 P.M. Eastern Time

The deadline for the 2016 CLS Application has been extended to Monday, November 30 at 5 P.M. Eastern Time. We encourage everyone to submit their applications as soon as possible, and not to wait until the deadline to submit.

The American Councils office will close today at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will also be closed on Friday, November 27. However, we will continue to have staff monitoring the application system throughout the holiday and over the weekend in case there are any issues.

If you encounter an issue or have a question about the application, please email us at to ensure a quick response. We are committed to resolving issues on Monday, and messages left by voicemail over the weekend may take longer to process than emailed requests.

The deadline for recommendations is Monday, November 30 at 5 P.M. Eastern Time.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience that issues with the application have caused and we deeply appreciate patience and understanding over the last few days. The whole CLS team would like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.