Applications open for scholarship to study abroad

UGA students currently abroad using Gilman Scholarship

August 16, 2013

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Athens, Ga. - University of Georgia students can apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Applications for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for undergraduates to study abroad in spring 2014 are due Oct. 1. The application deadline for summer and fall 2014 scholarships is March 4.

The scholarship program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad program worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Three UGA undergraduate students received Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Awards to for 2013-2014 academic year.

Regy Perlera, a junior cognitive science major from Athens, is studying at the University of Sydney in Australia for fall 2013. Teman Worku, a sophomore journalism major from Lilburn, is studying the Moulay Ismail University, in Morocco, through the International Studies Abroad Language, Culture and Society Program for fall 2013.

"The Gilman scholarship is a prestigious and highly competitive national scholarship, so it's a real honor for UGA to have several recipients consistently each year," said Kasee Laster, director of education abroad in the UGA Office of International Education. "Congratulations are in order to these students for their strong applications and their exciting choices of study abroad programs."

For more information on the scholarships, undergraduates can contact Colleen Larson, clarson@uga.edu, at the Office of International Education. Applicants are encouraged to work with an education abroad adviser prior to finalizing their Gilman application online.
Additional information on the scholarship is online at http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.

About the Office of International Education
The Office of International Education supports the University of Georgia's academic, research and outreach missions and strategic directions through the promotion of global learning experiences for our students, the sponsorship and support of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and the development of international research and instructional partnerships and collaborations. For more information, see http://international.uga.edu/.

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