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.
Join us on April 17th as we celebrate this year’s three recipients: LaShondra Hood of the University of Louisville and Katherine Speece and Darby Brown of the University of Kentucky.
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 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 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 ceremony will also include brief presentations from last year’s recipients, who will share the discoveries they’ve made through their study abroad.