UofL scholars earn prestigious awards for international study


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A group of students and alumni from the University of Louisville will head to destinations across the globe as winners in competitive academic scholarships.

    “Announcing these scholarships is one of the best parts of my job,” UofL President James Ramsey said. “It reaffirms that our students are just as talented and getting the same academic enrichment opportunities as those at the nation’s most elite institutions.”

    Seven scholars earned U.S. Student Fulbright Awards. UofL has had 75 Fulbrights since 2003, more than all other Kentucky colleges combined. Of the seven awardees, one will conduct independent research and six will teach English during their time abroad; all will graduate this semester unless otherwise noted. They are:

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.