Five students receive Gilman scholarships
Chelsea Akyeampong, Ayat Aribi, Farid Farkouh, Brenda Hernandez, and Deanna Mosley have received Gilman scholarships, which will allow them to study abroad this summer.
The students' majors and destinations:
- Akyeampong, global studies: Rwanda
- Aribi, economics and global studies: Germany
- Farkouh, biochemistry: Spain
- Hernandez, psychology: Czech Republic and France
- Mosley, biological sciences and French: South Korea
The Gilman scholarship is a nationally competitive award given three times a year by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to undergraduate students seeking to study or intern abroad.
Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. The program's goal is to allow students to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies -- making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.