CLI Scholarship Information

(Rev. 2018-09-28)

Welcome to the CLI scholarship information page. Here you will find information on all the scholarships offered by the Critical Languages Institute.
Pelase note that there are different requirements for each of these scholarships and some scholarships are language/program specific.

In order to apply to one of our scholarships, you will have to first apply to a CLI program. Once you have started your CLI application, you will see a section titled "Scholarship Information" on your application dashboard under "Resources." From the scholarship information screen, you will be able to choose which scholarship application to begin.

You CAN apply for more than one type of scholarship.

The deadline for all scholarships for the Summer 2019 CLI programs is January 25th, 2019.

If you have already started an application, please log in here:
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Melikian Center Awards Program

Melikian Center Awards Program

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

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

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Title VIII Fellowships

Title VIII Fellowships

The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.

Students who apply for an Arizona only program may receive up to $5,000

Students who apply for an Arizona program with the 4 week abroad extension may receive up to $10,000

Students who apply for an 8 week study abroad program through CLI may receive up to $10,000


Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled graduate student
    OR Accepted to a graduate program for Fall of 2019
  • U.S. citizen

AND

You must be applying to one of the following langauge programs:

  • Albanian
  • Armenian
  • BCS
  • Macedonian
  • Polish
  • Russian (3rd year or higher)
  • Ukrainian
  • Uzbek

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Need Based Fee Reduction

Need Based Fee Reduction

The Melikian Center offers a $1,000 reduction of the 2019 CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs, up to the total program fee.

Unlike our other funding opportunities, this reducton does not require a seperate applciation. Instead, you are only required to indicate your Pell eligibility on the general application in order to be considered for this fee reduction.

These fee reductions are limited. Not all who apply will be awarded.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz Award for Albanian

Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz Award for Albanian

Through a fund created by CLI Albanian alumna Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz, CLI is able to provide a limited number of awards of up to $500 for students of Albanian.

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

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Jewish Studies Center Award

Jewish Studies Center Award

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.

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

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Melikian Center Targeted Awards for Polish

Melikian Center Targeted Awards for Polish

The generosity of past CLI students has made it possible to provide a limited number of awards of $500 for students of Polish.

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

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Benjamin A. Gilman International Award

Benjamin A. Gilman International Award

This award is offered through an outside source; NOT through CLI at ASU. We simply offer support if you have been awarded so can attend one of our language programs. Please see below:

The State Department's Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5000 for students in financial need to study abroad, including in CLI overseas programs. Gilman applications require certification of the program by your institution's study-abroad office.

If you apply for Gilman support, please contact cli@asu.edu for assistance in getting the required information to your institution.

Gilman summer study applications are accepted from August to October and January to March. Please apply for the early competition, if possible, since applicants to the later competition will not learn their award status until after the deadline to commit to CLI study. Please contact cli@asu.edu for details on timing your Gilman application.