Critical Language Scholarship

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, this award offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.

2021 Honorees

Sumaia Akter

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Award Status: Nominee

Lauren Beckingham


Award Status: Nominee

Connor Carrow

Psychology; Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Award Status: Nominee

Ashley Cercone


Award Status: Recipient

LaShekia Chatman


Award Status: Nominee

Kaitlyn Flynn

Political Science

Award Status: Nominee

Cameron Houser

Social Work

Award Status: Finalist

Jeff Joseph

Biomedical Engineering

Award Status: Nominee

Sophie May

French; Political Science

Award Status: Alternate

Oneida Shushe


Award Status: Nominee