2018 Hershberg Scholars

Each year the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana administers the David Hershberg Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad. This annual scholarship awards recipients funds of at least $1,500 to 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. We are pleased to announce this year’s three scholarship recipients.  

LaShondra Hood

LaShondra Hood is currently enrolled in the University of Louisville’s Masters of Fine Arts, Theatrical Arts program. This summer she will travel to Brazil to study the dissemination of African dance forms through the African diaspora, focusing particularly on how dance has served as a vehicle for storytelling and communication.

Katherine Speece

Katherine Speece is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, where she studies Foreign Language and International Economics. This summer she will be working as a public affairs intern for the U.S. Consulate in Shenyang, China, helping to bridge the gap between Chinese and American culture.

Darby Brown

Darby Brown is a senior at the University of Kentucky, dual enrolled in an MBA program and obtaining a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Over the summer she will travel to Pamplona, Spain, a region rich in solar and wind energy, to study the technological and economic basis of renewable energy in Europe.

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 17, at Moonshine University. The ceremony will be free and open to the public, and will feature brief presentations from last year’s participants about their research trips.