2017 David Hershberg Scholarship Awardees

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 two scholarship recipients.  

Kamau Brown

Currently a graduate student in the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Louisville, Kamau will be participating in a four week immersive volunteer experience in Kabale, Uganda. The program, Maternal Child Health, HIV, and Realities of Health Access, is offered through the Child Family Health International Organization.

Kaitlin Henning

Kaitlin is an undergraduate student majoring in Anthropology and International Studies (Latin America) at the University of Kentucky. She will use her scholarship to fund a Spanish immersion research project in Oaxaca, Mexico, focusing on the social injustice and its relationship with the management of environmental resources.

Last Year’s Recipients

Every one of our Hershberg Scholarship recipients has since gone on to do great work in their fields. In recognition of this, each year we have the most recent winners return to give brief presentations on the projects the scholarship helped them fund. Last year’s recipients were Alice Kennedy and Amos Izerimana.

Alice Kennedy is a University of Louisville student who is earning her master’s degree in Public Health and wants to peruse a career in the international monitoring and evaluation of Public Health Systems. Alice used her fund last summer to research and gather information on the public health systems of Ghana.

Amos Izerimana is a student from Berea College who studies Peace and Social Justice Studies. Amos wants to pursue a career in Peace Studies helping refugees and last year used his funds to further his understanding of peacebuilding strategies at the prestigious Caux Scholars Program in Caux, Switzerland this summer. Unfortunately Amos could not return to this year’s award ceremony, so we would like to share with you his own summary of his experiences.