Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships for superior applicants to study ANY language at CLI.

Students who study in Arizona only, can receive up to $1,500

Students who study in Arizona and partake in the optional 4 week abroad extension can receive up to $4,000

Students who study for 8 weeks abroad with CLI can receive up to $4,000

We also offer targeted awards for Albanian, Hebrew, Polish, and Ukrainian:

  • Through a fund created by CLI Albanian alumna Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz and from donations made to the Shahin and Vjollca Berisha fund, CLI is able to provide a limited number of awards of up to $500 for students of Albanian.
  • Thanks to the generosity of Friends of Jewish Studies, the Arizona State Jewish Studies Program is able to offer awards of up to $500 for students of Hebrew in CLI.
  • The generosity of past CLI students has made it possible to provide a limited number of awards of $500 for students of Polish.
  • Thanks to the generosity of private donors from the Ukrainian community, CLI is able to provide a limited number of awards of up to $1,000 for students of Ukrainian.

Please note, you do not have to submit separate applications for the targeted awards for Albanian, Hebrew, Polish, or Ukrainian. If you are applying to study any of these languages, your application for the Melikian Center Awards Program will automatically be considered for these awards.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and all other non-students are eligible to apply for this funding.