Critical Language Scholarship Program 2012 Application Now Open
Deadline: November 15, 2011
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.
Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website at www.clscholarship.org/applicants.
Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at
If you are taking Arabic or Chinese now and will take level 2 next semester you will qualify to apply for scholarship!
Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish or Urdu - Beginning, intermediate or advanced level - No Prior Language Needed!
GPA must be 3.0 or higher Program will begin approximately June 1 - August 1
Students will receive a stipend
**** U.S. PASSPORT FEES IS PAID BY STUDENT****
The deadline to apply for the 2011 CLS Program is November 15, 2011.
Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at http://www.clscholarship.org or email email@example.com.
Julia Phelan Sylla
Critical Language Scholarship Program
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Phone: (202) 633-7015
If assistance is needed with the application, please contact Ms. Hoy at (910) 672-1269 or firstname.lastname@example.org orvisit International Education Center locatedin Hackley HonorsHall, Suite 218.