Devin Brown

2018 Critical Language Scholar

Devin Brown

Devin Brown

Devin Brown earned a 2018 Critical Language Scholarship. Brown will travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan to study the Turkish language at the Azerbijan University of Languages in Baku.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students fully funded by the State Department. The program aims to broaden the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.


“I have applied for the Critical Language Scholarship two other times and was not selected. Receiving this scholarship is the culmination of three years of hard work and perseverance.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May, 2018, from the College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in political science.
  • Additional Awards:

    • Jones Scholar

Inspired By

Michael Fowler and Julie Bunck – both helped me develop and strengthen my essays.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky
  • High school:

    Fern Creek High School (2014)

  • Parents:

    Terry and Greg Brown, both of Louisville