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Students Study Abroad on Gilman Scholarships

October 2, 2018

Four undergraduates with majors in the college are among the 21 FSU students who have spent recent months studying in 12 different countries around the globe thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State.

The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study or intern abroad and emphasizes learning about culture and language to prepare individuals for a globalized world, regardless of financial background.

Students who receive federal Pell Grant funding are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship. Winners receive up to $5,000 toward study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas.

Since 2001, the Gilman Scholarship program has enabled more than 25,000 American students of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The late Congressman Gilman, for whom the scholarship is named, served in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee. He was honored with the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Medal in 2002.

For more information, visit the Office of National Fellowships.

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s 2018 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship winners, with their majors and where they studied abroad, are:

Brittany Robinson, International Affairs, United Kingdom

Jorge Mejia, Geography, Germany

Hannah King, International Affairs, Indonesia

Ana Scott, International Affairs, Indonesia

Amy Farnum-Patronis, University Communications, contributed to this article