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UW Students Receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

June 6, 2012 — University of Wyoming students from Casper, Green River and Laramie were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study abroad this summer.

They were among 671 U.S. college students who received the CLS Program scholarship in 2012. More than 5,200 students applied for the award, placing the CLS among some of the most competitive U.S. scholarship programs.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. The program provides fully funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. Program participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Scholarship recipients are:

Casper -- Stephen Hudson, studying Russian at Kazan Institute of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Kazan, Russia.

Green River -- Kayli Westling, studying Hindi at American Institute of Indian Studies at Jaipur, India.

Laramie -- Amanda King, studying Arabic at the American Institute for Maghrib Studies in Rabat, Morocco.

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