Seven Carleton students receive Gilman Scholarships

8 June 2007

The Gilman scholarship provides funding for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia. The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including but not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of public and private institutions from all 50 states.

To help expand the impact of the Gilman Scholarship all Gilman Scholars are required to carry out a follow-on project upon their return from abroad that helps to promote international education and/or the Gilman International Scholarship. In the past Carleton students have represented their programs at the OCS World’s Fair, produced advising handouts for prospective study abroad students, assisted with orientation and reentry meetings, and given presentations to their peers and to K-12 classrooms.

During the Fall 2007/Academic Year 2007-2008 application cycle, the Gilman Scholarship Program received 1,422 applications for 420 possible awards. Congratulations to the following Carleton students who received awards this year.

Rhemi Abrams-Fuller, Kansai Gaidai Exchange Program, Japan
Dominic Vendell, India Studies, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, India
Nathan Stephens, Community Internships in Latin America, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, Ecuador
Lydie Theodor, Cities in the 21st Century, International Honors Program, New York, Buenos Aires, Bangalore, Beijing & Shangai
Mya Dosch, Social Movements and Human Rights, School for International Training, Argentina
Raymonda Reese, University of Stellenbosch, Council on International Educational Exchange, South Africa
Flavian Brown, University of Sussex, Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University, United Kingdom

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