Tanner Wright

Critical Language Scholarship

Tanner Wright

Tanner Wright

Sophomore Tanner Wright has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study at The Arab American Language Institute in Tangier, Morocco. 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.

“Receiving this award is important to me personally because it gives me the opportunity to continue studying Arabic and to continue pursuing a career in international relations. I am honored to be able to represent my city, my university and my country abroad this summer because of the Critical Language Scholarship.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    History and Political science from College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program and National Security Language Initiative for Youth. Both grants are merit based and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Inspired By

“I would definitely like to thank Professor Khaldoun Almousily for encouraging me to apply for CLS and for really pushing me to be more comfortable speaking Arabic as opposed to just learning the material from a book. He definitely influenced my decision to apply for this scholarship and to continue studying Arabic."

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Louisville, Ky
  • High school:
    2014 graduate of Atherton High School
  • Parents: