Brittany Lowe

2020 Boren Scholarship

Brittany Lowe

Brittany Lowe

Brittany Lowe has earned a Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania.

Boren Scholarships, sponsored by the US National Security Education Program (NSEP), provide undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study with funding for up to one year of immersive study abroad in languages and regions of interest to U.S. national security.

I am incredibly honored and ecstatic to receive a scholarship that will allow me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse myself in new cultures, languages, ideas and places. I plan to apply my newly found linguistic skills and firsthand knowledge in my pursuit of helping others through economic development."

Collegiate Experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May 2020 with degrees in economics and marketing

    Additional Awards:

    • Trustees Scholar and Governor’s Scholar

Inspired By

I would not have been able to receive this scholarship without the tremendous amount of help and support from my family, friends and faculty at UofL. While I cannot possibly name them all, I will personally thank a few. Firstly, I am so thankful for the help of Bethany Smith, who introduced me to the scholarship, looked at numerous drafts of my essays, and assisted me in crafting the best possible application. I am also incredibly grateful for several professors in the economics department who have been wonderful teachers as well as mentors in my undergraduate journey including Jacob Burgdorf, Barry Haworth, and Conor Lennon. Lastly, I am thankful for the countless hours of personal and professional advice from Jessica Newton, who has continuously and relentlessly believed in me.

Hometown Information

  • Hometown:

    Elizabethtown, KY
  • High school:

    Central Hardin High School (2016)

  • Parents:

    Kevin and Lisa Lowe of Elizabethtown, KY