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Student Receives Critical Language Scholarship

CONWAY, Ark. (March 25, 2014) – Hendrix freshman Cameron Meek of Middletown, Ohio, received the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study abroad in summer 2014. 

“The CLS scholarship is very competitive scholarship, and we are thrilled that he received it,” said Hendrix Study Abroad Advisor Claudia Courtway.

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical foreign languages. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is administered by American Councils and The Ohio State University/Ohio University.

Meeks will study Arabic at the Beloit Center for Language studies in Beloit, Wisc. 

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