David Hershberg Scholarship 2019

The Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) is pleased to announce the David Hershberg Scholarship for international study in the summer of 2019.

The grant was established by the Hershberg family and is administered by the World Affairs Council of & Southern Indiana. The WAC is an organization whose mission is to improve intercultural understanding through collaboration, coalition-building, diversified programming, and increased community involvement. A selection committee will evaluate applications on the basis of academic merit and the importance of study abroad for the personal, intellectual, and professional development of the candidate.

Scholarship funds of at least $1500 can 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
The purpose of this award is
(1) to enable the recipient to have an international experience of at least 21 days outside the United States as part of his/her educational development and
(2) to provide an opportunity for the recipient to further his/her knowledge of cultures, languages, and societies in other parts of the world.
Eligibility for this grant is limited to any full-time degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at any accredited institution of higher learning in Metro Louisville and contiguous counties in Kentucky and Indiana.  It is also available to any full-time degree-seeking student whose permanent residence is in the same area and attends an accredited institution of higher learning outside the area. (See below for a complete list of counties this applies to.)
Selected recipients of the David Hershberg Scholarship are required to prepare a 10-15 video or PowerPoint presentation of their overseas experiences and present it at a WAC sponsored event.
Application deadline is February 15, 2019
Awards will be announced in mid-March for educational activities to take place between May and September 2019.

To apply for The David Hershberg Scholarship, candidates must submit all appropriate documentation to WAC which is to be received by no later than 4:00 pm on February 15, 2019.

Applications that do not have all requested material by February 15, 2019 will NOT be eligible for the award.

The following materials should be submitted via the Google Form found HERE. Your name and contact information should not appear in any of these documents.

  • resume indicating relevant academic and work experience plus any previous international experiences.  The resume should not contain your name our contact information.
  • personal statement (maximum 500 words) explaining the reasons for wishing to study abroad and outlining what the candidate hopes to achieve by participating in this program. The committee looks for creative programs that can make a positive contribution to society as well as to their academic program and career path.
  • project description of the educational activities to be pursued during the summer, e.g., research project, a language study program, work internship, course enrollment, or other.
  • travel itinerary and estimated budget, specifying additional sources of funding to which the candidate will have access and/or for which they intend to apply.

One (1) copy of each of the following materials should also be mailed to the World Affairs Council. Your name should appear on these documents. Any necessary redaction will be done by us.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be an academic reference on university letterhead. These letters must be submitted in a sealed envelope and sent separately by the instructor or person recommending the student to the address below. Please note that letters of recommendation must be received by no later than the deadline. Faxed or e-mailed letters will NOT be accepted.
  • OFFICIAL transcripts of all post-secondary education issued from university registrars. Transcripts are to be mailed directly from the university registrar offices in a sealed envelope to the address below:

ATTN: The David Hershberg Scholarship
World Affairs Council
2500 Montgomery St., Suite 6
Louisville, KY 40212