Six UVM Students Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
Six University of Vermont students were awarded prestigious Benjamin A Gilman Scholarships in June. The Gilman is a nationally competitive award given to accomplished students with financial need who wish to study abroad.
William Berrey III '12 was awarded a Gilman to study with the UVM Asian Studies Program at Yunnan University in China for the fall 2010 semester. Berrey is a double international relations and East Asia studies major. Berrey is a Desloge, Missouri native.
Joshua Carrera '12 was awarded a Gilman to study in Ecuador for the fall 2010 semester. Carrera is a natural resources major in the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. Carrera is from Ridgewood, New York.
Kathleen Hartin '12 was awarded a Gilman to study in Tanzania for the fall 2010 semester. Hartin is an Honors College student and environmental studies major in the College of Arts & Sciences. Hartin is from Bloomington, Indiana.
William Liew '12 was awarded a Gilman to study abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan during the 2010-2011 academic year. Liew is an Honors College student and an Asian Studies major in the College of Arts & Sciences. Liew is from Rutland, Vermont.
Kellie McMahon '12 was awarded a Gilman to study abroad in Tanzania during the fall 2010 semester. McMahon is an environmental science major in the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. McMahon is from Atkinson, New Hampshire.
Cindy Yee '12 was awarded a Gilman to study abroad with the UVM Asian Studies Program at Yunnan University in China. Yee is an Honors College student and a double political science and Chinese major. Yee is from Brooklyn, New York.
UVM students received a total of $36,000 in study abroad scholarship money from the Gilman awards.
The Gilman was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000; it provides awards that allow American undergraduate students who receive federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education.
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