Seven Syracuse University students taking part in SU study abroad programs this spring won Gilman International Scholarships and were awarded an amount totaling $32,500.
Gilman scholarships, which are available to United States citizens receiving federal financial aid, are awarded to students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, those with high financial need, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the Gilman scholarship program awards up to $5,000 for a semester of study. An additional $3,000 can be awarded to students studying a “critical language” abroad, such as Mandarin Chinese or Turkish (Syracuse University has centers in Beijing, China and Istanbul, Turkey.)
The Spring 2013 Syracuse awardees are:
Kevin Anton, SU Florence
Ebony Jones, SU London
Daniel Kepple, Chinese University of Hong Kong (SU World Partner program)
Harris Leung, SU Beijing
Abbey Maclachlan, SU Istanbul
Rayna Taylor, SU Madrid
Menger Yam, SU Beijing
For students interested in applying to study abroad programs in the fall or summer and who would like to complete a Gilman scholarship application, the Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising is sponsoring an information session on Friday, February 15 in 111 Maxwell Hall at 12:30 p.m. The workshop will provide students with useful tips on how to apply for Gilman funding.
Interested Gilman applicants can receive critical feedback on their application essays at a special workshop on Friday, February 22 at 12:30 p.m. in 306 Bowne Hall. Bring four copies of your Gilman essay for review.
If you need help choosing a study abroad destination, browse our available destinations or stop by Study Abroad Day on February 13 in the Schine atrium from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The deadline to apply to a summer program is February 20, and the fall program deadline is March 18.
The Gilman on-line application deadline for fall or summer study is Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Please note that students may apply for a Gilman Scholarship prior to admission into an SU abroad program.