Stephanie Dooper

Etscorn Honors Scholar

Stephanie Dooper

Stephanie Dooper

Junior Stephanie Dooper 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.

Dooper, an Owensboro native, will visit the Netherlands where she will explore the relationship between government policy and urban planning. She plans to use her research for her honors thesis and to learn more about sustainable land use, affordable housing and water management.

“This award is very significant in helping develop and enhance my undergraduate academic career. It is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable research skills that will prepare me for graduate school. I am honored to further my education in this practical and nontraditional way and greatly appreciate the continuous support from our exceptional university,” Dooper said.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Due to graduate in May 2016 from UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences with political science and liberal studies majors, Spanish minor and peace and justice conflict transformation certificate
  • Other recognition and honors:
    She also earned an Etscorn scholarship in 2014, traveling to Chile to teach English and study multicultural education, specifically the Mapuche Tribe

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
  • High school:
    Owensboro Catholic High School
  • Parents:
    Wanda and Siebrand Dooper of Owensboro