Mitchell Leong '17 of Littleton, Colorado, has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in China during the spring 2016 academic term. He is one of approximately 800 American undergraduate students from 355 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Smoke from incense and burning trash floats through beams of morning sunlight as shopkeepers say prayers to the gods, splash water on doorsteps in a morning ritual and metal gates up and down the street rattle as they are slammed open...It’s an independent study abroad program I designed with the help of the Religious Studies Department...and the study abroad office. I obtained financial support through the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program."
Source: MTSU Sidelines
Scholarships aim to fund minority study abroad
October 13, 2015
NC State’s Study Abroad Office offers scholarships for minority groups to study abroad, like the Travel Scholars program and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarships aim to target underrepresented groups, including first-generation college students from any ethnic background.
UMass Boston Students Earn Scholarships to Study Abroad
September 11, 2015
Two more UMass Boston students have earned scholarships through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad. Agostinha Depina and Trang Mai are two of 860 students nationwide to be studying this fall on a Gilman scholarship.
Source: UMass Boston News
Students receive Gilman Scholarship to study in Spain
August 31, 2015
Texas Woman’s University sophomores Maritza Guerrero and Priscila Ortiz Guerra are among an elite group of students chosen to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Source: Texas Woman's University
Study Abroad Program Provides New Opportunities for Students
July 15, 2015
Joseph King, a nontraditional ex-military theater major at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, will head to the United Kingdom for the 2015-16 school year, thanks in part to receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which covers up to $5,000 in fees associated with studying abroad.
Source: Oshkosh Northwestern Media
Lisa Yang '17, Aida Shadrav '17 Awarded Gilman Scholarships
June 3, 2015
Lisa Yang’17 and Aida Shadrav ’17 have been awarded Gilman International Scholarship Program awards for undergraduate study abroad. Yang plans to study in China through the Associated Colleges in China (ACC) program this summer and Shadrav will study in Spain this fall through the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain.
Source: Hamilton College
Can Study Abroad Help You Find a Job?
April 1, 2015
When I was an undergrad at St. Edward’s, I ended up spending my junior year abroad in Germany. I didn’t initially plan on doing it. I’m a first-generation college student and when I got to the hilltop I had no idea what I was doing, had never heard of study abroad, and had no idea what I wanted to do after graduation.
Source: The Hilltop Scoop
Why are all the kids on my study abroad trip white?
March 11, 2015
Alex Montoya's parents didn't take his plan to study abroad seriously until a week before he got on a plane to Florence, Italy. In fact, he says, they had often joked about it, asking if they could come along.
Source: USA Today
Two TU students win prestigious scholarships to study abroad
February 16, 2015
Two Towson University students are studying abroad this term as recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Leili Zamini '15, an Honors College student, is studying in Seville, Spain, while Shereen Ahmed '15 is in Prague, Czech Republic.
Source: Towson University
Sophomore Wins National Gilman Scholarship
January 27, 2015
When tragedy changed Esosa Aideyan's life during her senior year in high school, the idea of traveling abroad to study suddenly seemed an impossibility.
Source: SUNY Cortland