The Hershberg Scholarship Awards are made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Hershberg family. The award is established in the memory of David Hershberg, a Louisville educator, mentor for thousands of students, and guiding force in the creation and development of the Louisville International Cultural Center (now the World Affairs Council of Kentucky/Southern Indiana).
Dr. Hershberg was a career faculty member in Romance Languages at the University of Louisville, and was a key part of the initial group which formed the Louisville International Cultural Center. He served as President of the Board, and as a member of its Board of Directors until his death in December of 2002. He was an exceptional teacher and leader and was particularly known for his dedication to his students and their development.
The purpose of this award is (1) to enable the recipient to have an international experience of at least 21 days outside the United States as part of his/her educational development and (2) to provide an opportunity for the recipient to further his/her knowledge of cultures, languages, and societies in other parts of the world.
Eligibility for this grant is limited to any full time degree seeking student currently enrolled in a degree program at any accredited institution of higher learning in Metro Louisville and contiguous counties in Kentucky and Indiana. It is also available to any full time degree-seeking student whose permanent residence is in the same area and attends an accredited institution of higher learning outside the area.
The grant was established by the Hershberg family and is administered by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC). The WAC is an organization whose mission is to improve intercultural understanding through collaboration, coalition-building, diversified programming, and increased community involvement. A selection committee will evaluate applications on the basis of academic merit and the importance of study abroad for the personal, intellectual, and professional development of the candidate
Applications will be accepted after December 1, 2013 with an application deadline of February 28, 2014.
Awards will be announced about March 17, 2014 for educational activities to take place between May and September 2014.
To apply for The David Hershberg Scholarship, candidates must submit all appropriate documentation to World Affairs Council of KY/S.IN which is to be received by no later than 4:00 pm on February 28, 2014.
Applications that do not have all requested material by February 22, 2013 will be considered ineligible for the award.
One (1) copy of each of the following materials are required:
Send all completed applications, letters of recommendation and Official Transcripts to:
The David Hershberg Scholarship
World Affairs Council
200 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202