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Students Earn Critical Language Scholarships

Posted on | June 17, 2011 | Comments Off on Students Earn Critical Language Scholarships

Three Mānoa students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages this summer. The three are Daniel Kim (Korean), Kathy Nii (Bangla/Bengali), and Morgan Pajo (Russian).

“The CLS is one of the most competitive national scholarships for American undergraduate and graduate students who are working toward advanced competence in the nation’s critical languages,” says Dean Robert Bley-Vroman of the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature. “I’m very pleased that three of our students have been awarded this competitive scholarship.”

The students are among approximately 575 undergraduate and graduate students nationwide who received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. U.S. students will spend seven to ten weeks in intensive language institutes in 14 countries where these languages are spoken.

Read the news release.