Top UofL scholars earn scholarships for study abroad



    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Several University of Louisville scholars have been awarded prominent scholarships that will enable them to travel abroad to conduct research, teach or earn an advanced degree.

     The scholars will gain unique learning experiences that range from helping health care workers in Uganda to examining subtypes of breast cancer in Norway.

     Scholarship winners are:

     Adaline Heitz, a 2017 graduate of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, has earned a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship valued at $40,000. Heitz, who is from Floyd Knobs, Ind., will spend two years at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway earning a master’s degree in public health and working with other researchers to study breast cancer substyles.

     Kara Stivers, a 2015 alumna with degrees in political science and history, was selected as the university’s Mary Churchill Humphrey Centenary Memorial Scholarship winner. Stivers will use the scholarship to earn a master’s degree in Russian and East European studies at University of Oxford, England. The award is given by the UofL College of Arts and Sciences and typically is used to defray the costs of tuition, room and board, fees and other living expenses.

     Four seniors won the 2017 Etscorn International Summer Research Award. The prize provides up to $5,000 to undergraduates who want to study and conduct research during the summer. The College of Arts and Sciences funds and bestows the awards. The winners are:

     Devin P. Brown, a Louisville native and political science major, will head to Indiana University, Bloomington, to work on mastery of the Turkish language.

     Macey Mayes, a native of Central City and political science major, will travel to Chiang Mai University in Thailand to study LGBTQ culture and identity in that nation.

     Elisabeth Riddle, a theatre arts and French major from Morehead, will take part in an intensive study of French and an independent research project in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Nicole Robertson, a public health and biology major from Alexandria, is going to Uganda to examine how health care providers educate and help Ugandan patients understand and manage non-communicable diseases.

     For more on these and other top scholars, visit the scholar website.


    Cindy Hess
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