Nine University of Rochester students have accepted Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad for fall 2012. Recipients of this prestigious study abroad scholarship are chosen through a competitive process from a national pool of applicants, and use the award to offset the cost of pursing international education experiences.
The recipients are:
- Stephen Barlow (Bloomfield, N.Y.), a junior majoring in linguistics, will study in Cairo, Egypt for the full 2012-2013 academic year.
- Christopher Davis (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), a junior majoring in financial economics, will study in Sydney, Australia.
- Kathleen Dickson (Rochester, N.Y.), a junior majoring in international relations, will study in St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Ramsey Ismail (Staten Island, N.Y.), a senior majoring in anthropology and Japanese, will study in Nagoya-Nanzan U., Japan.
- Morgan Kennedy (Dansville, N.Y.), a junior majoring in neuroscience, will study in Dublin, Ireland.
- Yelena Kernogitski (Portland, Ore.), a senior Take Five Scholar majoring in religion and cell & development, will study in St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Leslie Martin (Park Forest, Ill.), a junior majoring in Chinese culture and economics, will study in Beijing, China.
- Meridel Phillips (St. Louis Park, Minn.), a senior Take Five Scholar studying English and physics, will study in Delhi, India.
- Nicholas Van Swol (Everest, Kan.), a sophomore studying mechanical engineering, will study in Beijing, China.
Since the program's inception in 2002, 100 University students have won Gilman awards. The scholarship, which provides financial assistance to students who are enrolled in study abroad programs worldwide, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education, which also administers the prestigious Fulbright fellowships. The program gives undergraduates awards of up to $5,000 each.