A total of 14 Grand Valley State University students have earned nationally competitive scholarships to study abroad through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program.
The students received a combined total of $50,500 in scholarship money. To be eligible for a Gilman scholarship, students must be a U.S. citizen, study in a country that is not Cuba or on the State Department’s travel warning list for at least four weeks, and meet other financial need criteria.
Below are Gilman recipients, their major, country where they will study, and their hometown:
Sam Batdorff, special education-elementary, Ghana, Wyoming
Alyssa Boike, mathematics-secondary education, Tanzania, Clinton Township
Amy Gardner, English language arts-elementary education, Ghana, Cedar Springs
Anthony Clemons, sociology & women and gender studies, South Africa, Allendale
Kendall Farkas, Classics and anthropology, Italy, Jenison
Liz Glowacki, English language arts-elementary education, Netherlands, Dorr
Jazmin McMullen, English language arts-elementary education, Netherlands, Detroit
Morgan Olson, liberal studies, Ghana, Williamsburg
Jessica Gibbs, public and nonprofit administration-public health, South Africa, Muskegon
Kait Bowman, photography, Italy, Allendale
Casey Overway, psychology & women and gender studies, South Africa, Holland
Amber Null, psychology, Chile, Hudsonville
Kassie Stresman, Spanish & international relations, Ecuador, Vassar
Academic Year 2014-15
Elena Szost, economics and international relations, Japan, Muskegon
Complete eligibility requirements and details about the Gilman program are online at www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program. Students interested in applying for this scholarship are encouraged to contact Amanda Cuevas, director, Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships, 230 Mary Idema Pew Library, (616) 331-2699, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The upcoming Gilman campus deadlines are September 23 for Winter 2015 study abroad and February 24, 2015 for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or AY 15-16 study abroad.