Natasha Mundkur

2018 Critical Language Scholar

Natasha Mundkur

Natasha Mundkur

Natasha Mundkur earned a 2018 Critical Language Scholarship. Mundkur will travel to Jaipur, India, to study Hindi.

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.

“As an Indian American, achieving a Critical Language Scholarship for Hindi has been essential to developing knowledge of my own heritage and cultural background. Within the context of my future career in diplomacy, I hope to bridge the cultural gap between Indian and American cultures.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Expects to graduate May, 2019, with a degree in political science from the College of Arts and Sciences and a degree in business marketing from the College of Business.
  • Additional Awards:

    • McConnell Scholar

Inspired By

Dr. Julie Bunck has been an essential help to me throughout her process. Her continuous support of my success has helped me tremendously. Bethany Smith in the Office of National and International Scholarships was also an incredible support to me. She offered necessary insight into the application process and offered helpful feedback on my application.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky
  • High school:

    duPont Manual High School
  • Parents:

    Bandana and Siddharth Mundkur of Louisville