» Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes

Purpose:  Increase the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced are offered for most languages including:

Arabic Korean
Azerbaijani Persian
Bangla/Bengali Punjabi
Chinese Russian
Hindi Turkish
Indonesian Urdu


  • Open to undergraduates, graduating seniors, recent graduates, MA, and Ph.D. students in all disciplines.
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least one year of coursework by program start date.
  • Must be a US citizen.

Candidate Profile: Demonstrated interest in learning the target language; clear indication of intention to continue studying the language and using it in academic and professional career; maturity and academic ability to function in a group-based, intensive environment; diversity, broadly defined to include major, home institution type (community college applicants welcome), geographic diversity and other categories.

Award:  All program costs are covered, including travel between the student’s home city, Washington, DC, and program location (e.g., China, Egypt, Tunisia, Bangladesh, India, etc., depending on language studied), room, board, travel within country, and all entrance fees for program activities.  University level credit may be available. 

Award Period:  7 – 10 weeks

Deadline:  Normally mid-December.

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

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