Rosslyn Steinmetz

Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship

Rosslyn Steinmetz

Rosslyn Steinmetz

UofL alumna Rosslyn Steinmetz has received the Mary Churchill Humphrey Scholarship. The prize is awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences. Steinmetz will use the award to pursue a master’s degree in Gender Research at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England. For her dissertation, she hopes to return to Paraguay to study the campaign for gender parity in politics. Steinmetz spent time in Paraguay in 2013 when she was a Fulbright study/research award recipient.

“Receiving the Mary Churchill Humphrey Award is significant beyond the tremendous assistance the funds provide because it is granted by the College of Arts and Sciences. I am proud to have the support of the University of Louisville as I continue my education."

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduated May 2013 with degrees in political science, Spanish, Latin American and Latino Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Other recognition and honors:
    Brown Fellow (full tuition scholarship plus room and board and international summer enrichment opportunities); Fulbright scholar; Woodcock Medal for undergraduate achievement in the College of Arts and Sciences

Inspired By

Dr. Rhonda Buchanan has been a mentor in Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies since I entered UofL. She helped me explore these fields both inside and outside the classroom, forging connections in Latin America that prepared me for the research I pursue. Dr. Tricia Gray and Dr. Julie Bunck in the Department of Political Science facilitated the development of my political science research skills as members of the review committee for my senior honors thesis on women’s political leadership in the Southern Cone. They continued to advise me as I conducted research in Paraguay and wrote recommendations for my application to LSE. Professor Michael Fowler taught me how to apply the theories and skills I’ve learned in the classroom when working independently. All four wrote recommendations in support of my application for this scholarship. Dr. Patricia Condon’s guidance through the Boren and Fulbright application processes fortified my abilities to communicate my qualifications through compelling scholarly applications.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Louisville, Ky
  • High school:
    2009 graduate of duPont Manual High School
  • Parents:
    Barbara Elliott and Robert Steinmetz of Louisville