Students earn Gilman scholarships

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Mon, 06/01/2015 - 14:45

Ten Arts and Sciences students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the 2014-15 academic year.

The award is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded three times a year to undergraduate students seeking to study or intern abroad. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity 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.

The Arts and Sciences students:

  • Marissa Gaunt (Global Studies) will be furthering her studies towards her major this summer in London, England.
  • Alexander Resnick (Global Studies, Russian) will be studying the Russian language during a ten week program in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Brianna Hekrdle (Ethnic Studies) and Pangak Matet (Biological Sciences) will be participating in a UNL faculty-led program to Ethiopia. While in Ethiopia, students will study food security, nutrition, and health under Dr. Mary Willis and Jon Kerrigan, Global Exchange Coordinator.
  • Amanda Schnakenberg (Global Studies) will be studying in Berlin, Germany during the summer 2015 session.
  • Lauren Vagts (Anthropology) will be studying in Madagascar, focusing on traditional medicine and health care systems.
  • Adoni Faxas (Latin American Studies, Global Studies, Spanish) will be studying in the Spanish language in Costa Rica during the summer 2015 session.
  • Andrea Gajardo (Spanish) spent this past spring 2015 semester in Valparaiso, Chile studying the Spanish language and participating in a service-learning opportunity.
  • Taryn (Global Studies) and Jenna Sandin (Global Studies) spent this past fall 2014 semester (Jenna) and academic 2014/2015 year (Taryn) in Seoul, South Korea.

For more information onUNL's study abroad opportunities, visit the Education Abroad Office in Love Library, room 127.