The World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana provides opportunities for the residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana to engage in international issues and global leaders. Our vision is to be the premier regional organization that enhances global economic and political awareness among our constituents. We bring the world to you!
The Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) is pleased to announce the David Hershberg Scholarship for international study in the summer of 2016.
The grant was established by the Hershberg family and is administered by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana. 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.
Scholarship funds of at least $1,500 can be used to help defray the costs of international travel, lodging, and maintenance for a period of at least 21 days of study or research outside the United States.
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. (See below for a complete list of counties this applies to.)
Selected recipients of the David Hershberg Scholarship are required to prepare a 10-15 video or Powerpoint presentation of their overseas experiences, and present it at a WAC sponsored event.
Application deadline is February 19, 2016. Awards will be announced between end of March and early April 2016 for educational activities to take place between May and September 2016.
To apply for The David Hershberg Scholarship, candidates must submit all appropriate documentation to WAC which is to be received by no later than 4:00 pm on February 19, 2016. Hand-delivered sealed applications will be accepted up until that time.
Applications that do not have all requested material by February 19, 2016 will NOT be eligible for the award.
One (1) copy of each of following materials is required:
Applications are accepted electronically or by mail.
LIST OF COUNTIES THAT QUALIFY AS A PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR UNIVERSITY
The Hershberg Scholarship Awards were established by the Hershberg family and are administered by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. 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.
Examples of past projects funded by the Hershberg Scholarship: