Gzeonie Hampton

2019 Critical Language Scholar

Gzeonie Hampton

Gzeonie Hampton

Gzeonie Hampton has earned a 2019 Critical Language Scholarship. Hampton will travel to Ibri, Oman, to study the Arabic language.

Hampton also won the University of Louisville’s David Hershberg Scholarship for international study. 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.


“Being granted the opportunity to participate in a program like CLS (Arabic), with the aid of the Hershberg Scholarship is a blessing that will prepare me to move forward in my education and desired career. I am thankful for the investment in me and intend to use the experience to improve my volunteerism with refugee populations.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduating May, 2021, from the College of Arts & Sciences with degrees in political science and English
  • Additional Awards:

    • Society of Porter Scholars, McConnell Scholars Program

Inspired By

Bethany Smith - She continuously looked over my essays for CLS to aid me in revising them to be as competitive as possible. Gary Gregg - continuously made opportunities available to me that I otherwise wouldn’t have thought possible. Luke Buckman - has been the best advisor, not only in regard to courses but programs, opportunities, and especially volunteerism

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Radcliff, Kentucky
  • High school:

    North Hardin High School (2017)
  • Parents:

    Mahalia Hampton of Radcliff, KY; Altoria Bowling of Chicago, IL; Kenneth and Giovanni Hampton of Radcliff, KY