A record number of UA students were awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship with 21 selected to participate in study abroad programs during the most recent application cycle.
Highlights of the cohort include 12 students who will study abroad for the first time and 10 awardees who are first-generation college students. In addition, eight are UA honors students.
“The Education Abroad team is so proud of the 21 University of Alabama students who have won a Gilman International Scholarship for their upcoming studies abroad,” said Dr. Carolina Robinson, director of education abroad with the UA Capstone International Center. “This occasion represents the most UA students who have ever won and the largest earnings during a single application cycle.
“The U.S. State Department’s Gilman International Scholarship is a prestigious award meant to increase access, while also inspiring students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries around the world. While restarting study abroad, despite the pandemic, has been challenging, we are grateful for awards such as the Gilman that allow us to make sure study abroad is an opportunity for all students, regardless of financial means.”
Scholarship winners are selected by the Institute of International Education through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State. The latest round of recipients includes:
- Natalia Acevedo, of Birmingham, was selected to study in South Korea.
- David Artushin, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, was selected to study in Italy.
- Hannah Benton, of Scottsboro, was selected to study in Spain.
- Breanna Brown, of Tuscaloosa, was selected to study in the United Kingdom.
- Ciara Callicott, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was selected to study in Italy.
- John Caples, of Johns Creek, Georgia, was selected to study in Austria.
- Lawson Colgate, of Midlothian, Virginia, was selected to study in Spain.
- Skylar Deavers, of Pinson, was selected to study in Sint Maarten.
- Madison Dunn, of Slater, Iowa, was selected to study in Belgium, the United Kingdom and France.
- Anna-Cae Fuller, of Tuscaloosa, was selected to study in Belize.
- Francis Hillard, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was selected to study in France.
- Kaddyjatou Jallow, of Hoover, was selected to study in France.
- Kathleen Kelley, of Birmingham, was selected to study in Italy.
- Eva Kreitman, of Louisville, Kentucky, was selected to study in Sweden.
- Briana Lorissaint, of Albertville, was selected to study in Norway.
- Grace McMann, of Crown Point, Indiana, was selected to study in Italy.
- Harvey Munera, of Tuscaloosa, was selected to study in France.
- Abigail Olliff, of Alabaster, was selected to study in Greece.
- Mia Scarpino, of Tuscaloosa, was selected to study in Italy.
- Kayla Veal, of Coaling, was selected to study in India.
- Nicole White, of Theodore, was selected to study in India.
Students interested in educational opportunities around the globe can visit the UA Education Abroad website.
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