Please let your undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying critical need languages know about the Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes (CLS). CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks. A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the CLS Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen languages for summer 2011: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.
The 2011 CLS Program application is now available, and the deadline to apply is November 15, 2010. (Please note that this is about a month earlier than last year’s deadline.)
- All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.
- Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).
- Be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician’s Statement.
- Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the 2011 CLS Program.
- Please see 2011 CLS Institute Language Levels for more information on language pre-requisites for individual institutes.
Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Thanks to your help and outreach to students last year, 88 UW students applied (59 undergraduates, 29 graduate students) with at least 9 undergraduates and 4 graduates selected out of the national pool of 5,300 applications (a total of 575 scholarships were offered last year).
The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering information sessions for undergraduate students on this scholarship program and application process:
- Wed., Oct. 13, 2010, 4:30pm, MGH 120
- Thurs., Oct. 21, 2010, 3:30pm, MGH 120