Jeremy Craig, 404-413-1357
ATLANTA — The Institute of International Education has announced that 10 Georgia State University students have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who might not otherwise participate in study abroad programs due to financial constraints. Georgia State tied with Emory University for the highest number of award recipients in Georgia.
The following students were named scholars of the program, and will study in the following countries:
• Christopher Anderson, Russia and Ukraine
• Robert Culver, Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg
• Mai Dinh, Spain • Zipporah Ekane, Spain
• Monae Freeman, Argentina
• Nicole Griffin, United Kingdom
• Zahra Haji-Noor, Qatar
• Aaron Kim, South Korea
• Bradley Prichard, France
• Chantal Staples, France
“I am thrilled that GSU had 10 prestigious Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship winners for the spring semester,” said Jun Liu, Georgia State’s associate provost for international initiatives. “This accomplishment symbolizes our renewed effort in reaching distinction in internationalization.”
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process, and the awards will be used to defray eligible study abroad costs. The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education.
Under the terms of the scholarship, all recipients are required to perform a service project promoting international education and the scholarship program at the students’ home institution or in their local community.
For more about the scholarship, visit http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.
For more about study abroad programs at Georgia State, visit www.studyabroad.gsu.edu.
Dec. 16, 2011