12 GW Students Awarded State Department's Critical Language Scholarship

CLS Award
May 26, 2016

The GW Office for Study Abroad would like to congratulate 12 students who have been awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). The scholarship is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Click here for a list of GW's Critical Language Scholarship Recipients.

These 12 GW students are among the approximately 560 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who received a CLS scholarship in 2016. Selected finalists hail from 48 states and the District of Columbia, and represent more than 200 institutions of higher education from across the United States. Each of our 12 participants will spend eight to ten weeks on a fully-funded study abroad program in one of 24 locations studying Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu.

CLS Program participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Congratulations again to our amazing students!