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Honors Students Awarded Five Critical Language Scholarships

Jul 21, 2010

The Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes (CLS) Program provides fully-funded seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. Languages supported include: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

In 2010, approximately 5,300 applicants from universities across the country applied for 525 Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes scholarships. From this highly competitive pool, 5 UW Honors Students were selected to participate:

Lisa Bergstrom, Advanced Russian

Matthew Gillman, Intermediate Turkish

Byron Gray, Intermediate Hindi

Ruben Shimonov, Advanced Beginning Arabic

Rachael Stovall, Intermediate Arabic

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