Scholarship Details

Critical Language Scholarship

Application Deadline:

11/16/2022

Requirements:

All majors

Purpose:

The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research, and other fields.

The CLS Program is a nationally competed award open to all eligible U.S. undergraduate and graduate students in every field. Review the full set of eligibility requirements for the CLS Program.

Eligibility:


To be eligible for the CLS Program you must:
Be a U.S. citizen or national at the time of your application.
Others, including Permanent Residents, are not eligible, even if they anticipate naturalization by the beginning of the program.
Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate (associate's, bachelor's) or graduate (master's, doctoral, professional degree) level at the time of your application.
Your program must result in a degree. Applicants who are taking stand-alone or continuing education classes are not eligible.
Your institution must be an accredited U.S. institution. Students earning degrees at foreign institutions that are not based in the U.S. or its territories are not eligible, even if those institutions are accredited by a recognized U.S. accrediting agency.
You must be enrolled at this institution in the fall term of 2021. There are limited exceptions to the enrollment requirement; please read the following information carefully:
If you are not taking classes at your home institution in the fall term, please confirm that you are, in fact, enrolled. Institutions have different requirements to maintain enrollment status and you will be required to provide a signed letter from your registrar stating that you were enrolled during the fall term.
If you are taking a leave of absence to participate in an organized term- or year-long study abroad program, or to participate in a substantive internship program, you may request an exception to the enrollment requirement. Exceptions may only be granted in these two cases, and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
In either case, you must submit a signed letter from your home college or university in the U.S. explaining your situation and your intention to re-enroll following the completion of your study abroad or internship program. You must also submit documentation from the program provider explaining the opportunity and confirming your participation. This documentation may be submitted to American Councils by email at cls@americancouncils.org.
You must successfully complete academic requirements for the fall term in order to remain eligible for the CLS Program. Students who withdraw or fail to maintain a passing grade average are not eligible to participate in the program.
Be at least 18 years old by May 15, 2022.
If in an undergraduate program (associate's or bachelor's), complete at least one full year of study (two semesters or three quarters) by the beginning of the CLS Program in summer 2022.
You may only apply once, for one language program, each summer. Applicants who submit multiple applications will be considered ineligible.
Participation is limited to a total of two CLS awards for any individual. Applicants who have been selected for and participated in the CLS Program one time may apply for a second award. Applicants who have successfully completed the CLS Program two or more times in overseas locations are not eligible to apply again. This limitation does not include participation in a CLS Virtual Institute.

Terms of Award:

The application for the CLS Program is available each year during the fall prior to the program dates.

Each applicant will be contacted by email in January with notification of the status of their application

Please Submit:

Each applicant must provide two letters of recommendation.

Online Application:

http://www.clscholarship.org/information-for/applicants