Harlan Scholar receives International Summer Research Award

University of Louisville Junior Philip Moore has earned a 2015 Etscorn International Summer Research Scholarship. UofL awards the $5,000 Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn International Summer Research Award to promising undergraduates interested in conducting international research over the summer.

Moore will spend the summer taking part in a study abroad program in Cuba at Universidad de San Gerónimo, a satellite campus of Universidad de La Habana. He will take classes aligned with his areas of study. He will also research how Cubans perceive their own economy and its potential for growth and use the research for his undergraduate honors thesis.

"Three years ago, I would have never considered studying in Cuba and I am extremely thankful for the University of Louisville, which opened my mind to the global economy. This project will lead to critical understanding of Cuba’s outlook on its present and future state and I look forward to the opportunity,” Moore said.

Moore is also a Harlan Scholar and a McConnell Scholar.

He is due to graduate in May 2017 from UofL’s colleges of business and arts and sciences, majoring in economics, political science, Spanish and international business.

Moore is a 2012 graduate of Louisville's Saint Xavier High School and is the son of Jennifer Moore.