Devin P. Brown


UofL senior Devin P. Brown has been awarded a 2017 Etscorn International Research Award. 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.

Brown will study Turkish at Indiana University in Bloomington with native speakers and attend informational sessions with agencies such as the FBI to consider applications for international scholarships that may include the Fulbright and Boren awards.

“Without this scholarship, I would not be able to attend IU this summer. I have applied for state-sponsored international scholarships multiple times to no avail. However, this program will exponentially strengthen my resume for future Fulbright, Critical Language and Boren Scholarships.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduates May 2018 from the School of Arts and Sciences with a major in political science.
  • Other Recognitions and Honors:

    • Louis Kesselman Award—April 2017
    • David and Betty Jones Scholars Program—April 2015

Inspired By

Dr. Pat Condon alerted me to this opportunity and encouraged me to apply.

Mike Fowler and Julie Bunck have encouraged me to apply for multiple scholarships beyond the Etscorn Summer Research Scholarship. They always help me revise and improve my essays and have written countless recommendation letters which undoubtedly improve every application I submit.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky
  • High school:

    Ferk Creek Traditional High School
  • Parents:

    Teresa Brown of Louisville, Kentucky and Greg Brown of Shepherdsville, Kentucky.