Critical Language Scholarship

Amount: Most of the costs. About: Offered by the U.S. government, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad program that provides an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Under the program, students of diverse disciplines and majors study one of 15 languages – Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu – for 8-10 weeks. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, 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 their application, and meet other criteria. The award amount covers most of the costs involved, including international and domestic travel, visa application fees, language instruction, room, board, program-sponsored travel within the host country, entrance fees for program activities, OPI language assessments, and U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College.
Eligible Grade Levels: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, Graduate Student, Doctoral Student, Law Student, Medical Student
Eligible Majors: All majors
Residency Requirement: No residency requirement
Minimum GPA: No GPA requirement
Deadline: Application is currently closed. Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.

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