Friday, January 7, 2011

National Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Two IUPUI students received awards this springto study overseas through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.Shelby Henry, an English Education major, received an award of $2,500 toward student teaching in Guangzhou, China; Zachary Ringler, an English major in the IU School of Liberal Arts, received a $5,000 award to study Japanese language and culture at Hakuoh University in Japan.

We are constantly looking for scholarship opportunities and are thrilled that two IUPUI students have received financial support from the federally funded Gilman Scholarship to study abroad, said Stephanie Leslie, director of the Office of Study Abroad at IUPUI.The students were selected from among 2,900 applications for spring 2011.The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations.

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