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Freshmen Fellowship Opportunities


Critical Language Scholarship  

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion summer program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Pacific students may continue their study of Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, or Arabic, or begin to learn one of the other 13 languages offered by the program, provided they can present strong academic and professional reasons for doing so. NATIONAL DEADLINE: mid-November

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs.  This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.  The topics and sites of the institutes vary from year to year. NATIONAL DEADLINE: late February/early March   Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program  http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program The Gilman aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Applicants must be receiving a Pell Grant.  Note that the Gilman will not cover the entire cost of a study abroad program. NATIONAL DEADLINE: varies depending on study abroad program start date (fall, spring, summer). See website for details.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program  

The Gilman aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Applicants must be receiving a Pell Grant.  Note that the Gilman will not cover the entire cost of a study abroad program. NATIONAL DEADLINE: varies depending on study abroad program start date (fall, spring, summer). See website for details.