Two Gonzaga undergraduate students have been selected from a pool of more than 1,100 students from 358 colleges as recipients of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs’ prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Psychology major Liliana Ramos (’16) and biology major Jonathan Manning (’15) will receive up to $5,000 toward studies in Zambia during the 2014 summer term.
This national scholarship is named for retired Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman and is intended to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries or regions to which they travel, fostering meaningful understandings of cultural differences and encouraging active participation in the global community. More information about the scholarship and the full list of students selected to be the 2014 Gilman Scholars is listed on their website at iie.org/gilman.
Through the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff, Gonzaga students may also take advantage of several other scholarship opportunities intended for study abroad experiences. There are currently 19 endowed study abroad scholarships to help students who may otherwise not be able to afford to study in another culture and become more engaged, global citizens.