Four McConnell Scholars win prestigious international fellowship offers

(July 16, 2020)
Four McConnell Scholars win prestigious international fellowship offers

2020-21 Fulbright Scholars from the University of Louisville / UofL News

This story was adapted from UofL News.

Four McConnell Scholars were included in the list of 21 University of Louisville students and alumni to win prestigious international fellowship offers this competition cycle.

“The performances of our students and alumni stack up against those of many top-tier schools, including those in the Ivy League and at other highly-ranked public flagships,” said Charlie Leonard of the Office of National and International Scholarships.

The scholarships and McConnell Scholar recipients are listed below.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Administered in the U.S. by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program was established in 1946 to promote international goodwill through education and cultural exchange.

  • Evan Clark, a McConnell Scholar from Owensboro, Kentucky, graduated this spring with an individualized major concentrating on international relations, Spanish, history, political science and linguistics. He was selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain next year. Clark also received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian. The CLS program provides opportunities for overseas language and cultural immersion from students interested in critical languages that are essential to the United States' engagement in the world.
  • Jared Thomas is a UofL 2020 graduate from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. A McConnell Scholar majoring in political science, he received a Fulbright offer to teach English in Malaysia.

Boren Scholarship

The Boren Awards, sponsored by the U.S. National Security Education Program (NSEP), provide undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study with funding for up to one year of immersive study abroad in languages and regions of interest to U.S. national security.

  • Celia Cusick, a McConnell Scholar who graduated this spring with a degree in philosophy, has been selected for a Boren Scholarship to study the Croatian language in Croatia next year.

Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship

The University of Louisville Centenary Memorial Scholarship enables graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences to pursue advanced study in the United Kingdom.

  • Meagan Floyd graduated from UofL in 2013 with degrees in political science and social change. During her time at UofL, the Louisville native was a McConnell Scholar who received a 2013-2014 Fulbright ETA to Malaysia. She will pursue a degree in politics of conflict, rights and justice at SOAS University of London.