Zerlina Bartholomew

2015 Fulbright Scholar

Zerlina Bartholomew

Zerlina Bartholomew

Senior Zerlina Bartholomew has earned a Fulbright Study/Research grant to Morocco. She will be based in Rabat and spend her time examining the legal and societal status of Sub-Saharan migrants. She will conduct in-depth interviews in English or French with the migrants to learn more about their experiences.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“Winning this scholarship is affording me the invaluable opportunity to continue researching a topic I am passionate about. I look forward to honing the skills I have acquired during my undergraduate career at UofL and hope to contribute to the larger body of knowledge concerning migration,” Bartholomew said.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduates in May from UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences with a French and political science major and Middle East and Islamic studies minor
  • Other recognition and honors:
    Porter Scholarship

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
  • High school:
    2011 graduate, Frankfort
  • Parents:
    Maria and Richard Bartholomew