Office of Study Abroad names Gilman recipients

Students to study in China, Argentina, Japan and the United Kingdom

Four Brandeis students have been named Gilman scholarship recipients for the spring 2012 semester. The students, all members of the class of 2013, will be studying in China, Argentina, Japan and the United Kingdom.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, provides study abroad support for U.S. undergraduate students receiving federal Pell Grants The Gilman Scholarship Program is currently celebrating its 10th year.
“We have a 50 percent acceptance rate, which for a national scholarship is fabulous,” says Scott Van Der Meid, assistant dean of Academic Services and director of Study Abroad. “This scholarship allows students, who generally speaking, would not have the opportunity to study abroad in college the means to ensure that they have access to this wonderful opportunity.”

The four recipients that will be abroad for spring 2012 are:
Betty Ko
Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Biology major/theater minor

Claire Boreum Lee
IFSA-Butler-Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
Psychology/politics majors, religion minor

Katrina Osborne
Arcadia-Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Music/HSSP majors, Italian minor

Julie Shih
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Japan
HSSP/East Asian studies majors

Four Brandeis students were named Gilman recipients for the fall 2011 semester and returned to campus this spring. They are:

Grace Killian
Music/International and Global Studies majors, French minor

Michael Sapp
CET-Chinese Studies & Service-Learning in Beijing, China
Sociology major, business minor

Jessie Stettin
CIEE-Social Sciences Program in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Business major

Audrey Stout
SIT-Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
Anthropology/IGS majors French minor

For more details about the scholarship, including upcoming deadlines, visit
 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

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