8 CAS Huskers earn Gilman Scholarships

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Fri, 05/20/2022 - 10:47

Eight undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad or virtual international opportunities.

The Gilman is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded twice a year by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward program costs and may receive up to an additional $3,000 to study a critical language.

The recipients' names, majors, and location for their opportunity:

  • Ella Gbetanou, ethnic studies, Morocco
  • Chelsea Hanway, anthropology, United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Meyri Ibrahim, political science, Spain
  • Rylan Korpi, global studies, Brazil
  • Deia Lasu, psychology, South Korea
  • Amber Magallon, psychology, Italy
  • Elijah Marburg, political science, Israel
  • Katelyn Rossell, psychology, Ireland

Fourteen CAS students received scholarships in the last cycle and were previously announced in January.

The Gilman program announced a higher selection number this cycle and is committed to offering students flexibility as study abroad plans are impacted by the pandemic. The scholarship provides funding for education abroad programs to undergraduate Pell Grant recipients who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The Gilman program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and to study languages — especially critical need languages.

“Nationally, only one in four applicants is awarded the Gilman, so we are far outpacing that average with 54 of 75 Nebraska applicants earning the scholarship this academic year,” said Kate Kunzman, global experiences coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences and Nebraska’s liaison to the Gilman program. “In total, our students have been awarded $244,500 to study abroad via the Gilman program this year — another record for Nebraska.”

Recipients awarded during the March 2022 cycle must complete their programs this summer, fall, 2022-23 academic year or spring 2023 semester.