Five UVM Students Awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
The Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Program announced that five UVM students were awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarships for the spring 2011 semester. The scholarship is a nationally competitive award given to accomplished students with financial need who wish to study abroad.
Caitlin Campbell '12 was awarded a Gilman to study in Namibia for the spring 2011 semester. Campbell is an Environmental Science major in the College of Arts and Sciences and is an Honors College student. Campbell is a Groton, Mass. native.
Anna Carragee '12 was awarded a Gilman to study in New Zealand for the spring 2011 semester. Carragee is a Natural Resources major in the Rubenstein School of the Environment & Natural Resources and is from St. Paul, Minn.
Tiana Gray '12 was awarded a Gilman to study in St. Petersburg, Russia for the spring 2011 semester. Hartin is a Russian major in the College of Arts & Sciences, and is from Derby Line, Vt.
Rose Long '12 was awarded a Gilman to study abroad in France. Long is a Mechanical Engineering major in the College of Engineering & Mathematics, and is from Sutton, Vt.
Jessica Salameh '12 was awarded a Gilman to study abroad in Jordan during the spring 2011 semester. Salameh is a Political Science major in the College of Arts & Sciences, and is from Barre, Vt.
UVM students received a total of $23,500 in study abroad scholarship money from the Gilman awards during this cycle. The award is administered twice each year and offers students up to $8,000 in financial assistance for study abroad programs. In total, UVM students have received $59,500 in awards from the Gilman Scholars program in 2010.
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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