Elizabeth Turner

Etscorn International Summer Research Award

UofL junior Elizabeth Turner has been awarded a 2019 Etscorn International Research Award. UofL awards the Irvin F. and Alice S. Etscorn International Summer Research Award to promising undergraduates interested in conducting international research over the summer.

Turner will use the scholarship to take part in an Arabic language program in Amman, Jordan.


For me, learning languages is critical and the best way to do so is by going abroad. I want to work in international relations after graduation.

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Expects to graduate in May 2021 from the College of Arts and Sciences with majors in political science and Spanish

Inspired By

Khaldoun Almousily is my Arabic professor. He both informed me about the Gilman Scholarship and wrote me a letter of recommendation. He always offers help to his Arabic students both in and out class, even holding scholarship workshops.

Luke Buckman is myacademic advisor at UofL and has pushed me to study abroad in order to further my language skills. Mr. Buckman wrote muyother letter of recommendation for the Gilman Award.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Versailles, Ky

  • High school:

    Woodford County High School (2017)

  • Parents:

    Cindy Shell of Lexington, Ky. and John Turner of San Antonio, Texas