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Lehman student wins honors

Sadaf Sofia Latif, a social work major at Lehman College, has received both a Boren Award and a Critical Language scholarship. Latif is the second student to receive either award, according to Lehman, but the first to receive both.

CLS in the Press — July 13, 2021


King George alum continues study of culture, language

received a scholarship from the U.S. State Department to learn Azerbaijani, a Turkic language spoken in southwestern Asia, primarily in Azerbaijan and northwestern Iran. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, she would have gone to Turkey to study, but is doing the sessions online instead.

CLS in the Press — July 13, 2021


’21 grad immersed in Swahili

A recent DePauw graduate who soon will be pursuing a master’s degree in geoscience is adding the Swahili language to his repertoire, thanks to a Critical Language Scholarship awarded him by the U.S. State Department.

CLS in the Press — July 07, 2021


Eight Students Win Gilman Scholarships A ninth earns a Critical Language Scholarship, marking a record year for study abroad awards

Emily Boyle, an undergraduate Biology major and Chinese minor at Montclair State has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese during the summer of 2021. Boyle is one of the nearly 700 students from the U.S. to receive this highly competitive award and the second Montclair State student since 2015.

CLS in the Press — July 07, 2021


Renfroe Receives Critical Language Scholarship

Devon Renfroe, a recent graduate with a master's degree in applied second language acquisition from the Department of Modern Languages in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been selected for the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Korean.

CLS in the Press — July 06, 2021


Scholarship Helps New K Alumnus Hone Chinese Skills

A Kalamazoo College representative is enhancing his skills in Chinese this summer through a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Daniel Mota-Villegas ’21 is among about 700 scholars currently in the CLS program, which actively recruits in regions that have been historically under-represented in international education.

CLS in the Press — June 30, 2021