Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn Summer Development Awards

These awards, open to students from all disciplines, offer an exciting opportunity for UofL undergraduates to study and conduct research this coming summer. To be eligible, students must be able to demonstrate plans for continued enrollment at UofL in Fall 2019. Students are responsible for creating their own proposed summer plan. Past recipients have conducted independent research, taken specialized courses in their field, completed professional internships, or undertaken intensive study at overseas or domestic language institutes.

Awards will be offered in increments determined by the cost of the program and the student’s level of funding from other sources. Applicants can propose a preferred and alternate program and budgets for both (unless the student has already been accepted into the preferred program). For more information and a copy of the application, please email the National and International Scholarships Office at

Application Process:

-Complete the application and essay.
-Attach a one to two-paged resume.
-Request official transcripts for all college-level work completed at any university or study abroad program.
-Request letters of recommendation from two faculty members.

Application Deadline: March 25, 2019

Selected Student Profile:

-Proposed program is intense and academically rigorous and at least three weeks long.
-Intent to apply for prestigious national scholarships (ex: Goldwater, Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, Boren, NSF), with this summer program as a --significant step toward future goals.
-Chosen course of study is something beyond what is available at UofL.
-Country of choice is not under State Department warning.
-Cost of program is reasonable relative to the length of the program.
-Your proposed project activity is eligible to receive course credit from UofL.
-A GPA of 3.6 or above is typical of finalists.