Abigail Posey

2020 English Speaking Union

Abigail Posey

Abigail Posey

Abigail Posey has received an English-Speaking Union scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge History Summer Programme.*

The English-Speaking Union is a non-profit educational service organization. Its summer study abroad scholarships for college juniors and Kentucky teachers are intended to promote the advancement of knowledge in an expanding global community.

Receiving this award is one of my proudest accomplishments of my undergraduate experience. I am excited to study more about the subject I love in a place I have never been before, giving me a completely new lens to study through."

Collegiate Experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Expects to graduate in May 2021 with a degree in history and Pan-African Studies

    Additional Awards:

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship; Porter Scholarship; Fulbright US-UK Summer Institute Reserve List

Inspired By

Luke Buckman – for recommending that I apply for this scholarship and always being supportive of my academic goals. Charlton Yingling – for fostering my interests in the history of enslavement in the Americas, and always expecting more of me. Charlie Leonard and Bethany Smith – for encouraging me and teaching me how to build a solid award application.

Hometown Information

  • Hometown:

    Charlestown, IN
  • High school:

    Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, IN (2017)

  • Parents:

    Hendricks and Jennifer Posey of Charlestown, IN

* Posey will have the opportunity to use this scholarship in Summer 2021.