Chelsea Akyeampong, Ayat Aribi, Farid Farkouh, Brenda Hernandez, and Deanna Mosley have received Gilman scholarships, which will allow them to study abroad this summer.
The students' majors and destinations:
- Akyeampong, global studies: Rwanda
- Aribi, economics and global studies: Germany
- Farkouh, biochemistry: Spain
- Hernandez, psychology: Czech Republic and France
- Mosley, biological sciences and French: South Korea
The Gilman scholarship is a nationally competitive award given three times a year by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to undergraduate students seeking to study or intern abroad.
Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their 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.