In addition to pulling in 12 prestigious Fulbright scholarships announced last week, UofL students and recent alumni have also earned a number of other competitive awards this year.
“We have an astounding track record as a producer of top scholars and I’m so proud of our incredible students, faculty and staff because they all work together to make this possible,” said UofL President Neeli Bendapudi.
Those prominent awards and award winners are listed below:
Rotary Global Grant Scholar
- Rachel Mahbubani, Louisville, a 2018 biology graduate, will conduct research in Scotland on antibiotic resistance
Critical Language Scholarship
- Gzeonie Hampton, Radcliff, a sophomore political science and English major, will travel to Oman to study Arabic
- Madeline Frances McCloud, Worthington, a sophomore neuroscience and chemistry major, will study Mandarin in China
- Taylor Denise Williams,Louisville, a May 2019 graduate, will study Japanese in Japan
- Huai Pal Vung, Louisville, a senior Asian studies major, will study Indonesian in Indonesia
- Dave Thomas, Villa Hills, a UofL medical student, will study the Malayalam language and conduct antibiotic research in India
- Madison Pumphrey, Shelbyville, a 2019 graduate with a degree in industrial engineering, will study Portuguese in Mozambique
English Speaking Union
- Hannah Bishop, Louisville, a senior women’s, gender and sexuality studies major, will attend University of Cambridge in England to study medieval history.
Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn International Summer Research Award, a scholarship offered by the university’s Honors Program for summer research
- Anna Carter, Fort Thomas, a triple major in senior women’s, gender and sexuality studies, political science and philosophy, will travel to Costa Rica to take part in a field study course on primate behavior and ecology
- Emily Behr, Nashville, Tennessee, a senior jazz studies major, will travel to Lebanon to work with Palestinian refugees
- Maegan Helm, Louisville, a junior Spanish and international journalism major, will travel to Colombia to take part in an intensive language program
- Elizabeth Turner, Versailles, a junior political science and Spanish major, will travel to Jordan to take part in an Arabic language program
- Madison Swingholm, San Antonio, Texas, a senior political science and psychology major, will travel to Norway to study international politics
Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship, an award offered by the College of Arts and Sciences for advanced study in the United Kingdom
- Lance Gibson, Henderson, a 2019 graduate with degrees in English, French and humanities, will pursue graduate studies at the University of Manchester in England