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Critical Language Scholars (CLS) Program

 

Description

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. CLS Institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks over the summer. On November 29, 2016 President Obama signed an Executive Order giving alumni from the CLS Program non-competitive eligibility for U.S. government jobs.

 

Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, PhD

Age minimum or maximum:*
No

Open to international students:
No

Required to demonstrate financial need:
No

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:
International placement, Scholarship

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies

 

Application Information:

Application Deadline:
November

Date application is available:
Varies

USC endorsement required:
No

Contact Information:

Website:
http://www.clscholarship.org/

Link to Webinar:
http://ahf.usc.edu/fellowships/programs/cls/