ASU students awarded Dept. of State's Gilman Scholarship to study abroad for Spring, Summer 2019

We are pleased to announce the list of students below from ASU are six of nearly 800 American undergraduate students from over 300 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during spring 2019. The complete list of students who have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships this term, including students’ home state, university and host country, is available on the website: gilmanscholarship.org

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. The Gilman Scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 25,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study.

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. When honored with the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Medal in 2002, he commented, “Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but adds an enriching social and cultural experience.  It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”

The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

Spring 2019

Kelly Morris

Japan

$          3,000

Preetpal Gill

Spain

$          3,000

Tatum James

Spain

$          3,000

Larue Duckett

Japan

$          3,500

Terah Hardin

New Zealand

$          2,500

Alexandra Martinez

Italy

$          3,000

Early Summer 2019 Awards

Ryan Kemmer

Singapore

$          4,500

Giselle Chavez Lopez

New Zealand

$          2,500

Diane Wilson

Tanzania

$          5,000

John Johnson

Kyrgyzstan

$          5,000

Manuel Aceves

Costa Rica

$          4,000

Alexandra Schwindt

Germany

$          2,500