Critical Language Scholarship
Junior Jeremy Ball has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study at Noor Majan Training Institute in Ibri, Oman. He will be immersed in local culture, stay with a host family and focus on mastery of Arabic
The Critical Language Scholarship is an overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. The fully-funded scholarship aims to expand the number of U.S. residents proficient in critical languages while building relationships between people in the United States and other countries.
“I want to use this scholarship to advance my Arabic skills to fluency and continue my education in global politics and economics. CLS will be the foundation for a number of opportunities I hope to pursue, including a possible Fulbright to the Middle East, and a graduate program tailored to international work. It’s an amazing opportunity I am so thankful to have received it.”
Areas of study:
Political science from College of Arts and Sciences and economics from the College of Business. Expects to graduate in May, 2017.
“Khaldoun Almousily: one of the most influential professors I have ever had, who got me interested in Arabic and pushed me to apply for this award. Dr. Laura Moyer: a teacher who has helped me academically and by being a support system and mentor as I plan out what I’m going to do in life.”
2013 graduate of Clay County High School
Tameron and Timothy Ball, both of Manchester, Ky.