11 CAS Huskers earn Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

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Mon, 05/07/2018 - 08:47

11 College of Arts and Sciences students are among 19 University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students who have earned Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. The awards will allow the students to study abroad in during the summer 2018 term.

The Gilman is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded three times a year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This round of scholarships was awarded to 1,201 students from 363 universities and colleges.

The 2017-2018 academic year set a record for the university in the number of students receiving Gilman scholarships. This year, 33 students received scholarships. The previous record was set in 2014-2015 with 22 students earning scholarships.

Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward study abroad or internship program costs. The program’s goal is to allow students to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies — making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.

One Nebraska awardee — Ana Carmona Ponce — received an additional $3,000 as she will study a critical language while abroad.

These are the college's Gilman scholars, alphabetical by last name, with year in school, major and country of study:

  • Ibrahim Alnajem, junior, biochemistry, South Korea
  • Ana Carmona Ponce, junior, global studies, Morocco
  • Andrea Contreras, senior, psychology, United Kingdom
  • Aurora Gates, sophomore, biological sciences, Spain
  • Gaye Gwion, junior, global studies, India
  • Miranda Kuzela, junior, global studies, Kazakhstan
  • Mishala Lewis, senior, anthropology, India
  • Angela Nguyen, sophomore, psychology, South Korea
  • Alex Richardson, sophomore, computer science, Oman
  • Hayden Richardson, sophomore, political science, Morocco
  • Autumn Urbigkit, senior, psychology, Austria