Liberal Arts Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships
UNH College of Liberal Arts (COLA) students Julia Krank '17, a dual psychology and justice studies major, and Patrick Sullivan '17, a dual sociology and justice studies major, are two of approximately 850 American undergraduate students from 324 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Both Krank and Sullivan will be studying abroad this fall semester through the UNH COLA-managed justice studies program in Budapest, Hungary, that allows students to deepen their knowledge of modern European justice systems. UNH students Kimberly Lavoie '18, a wildlife and conservation biology major, and Leo Durocher '17, a Russian major, also received Gilman Scholarships, though Durocher has declined the award due to schedule changes.
Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship abroad costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant who will be studying abroad or participating in a career-oriented international internship for academic credit are eligible to apply. Through pursuing the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies, scholarship recipients become better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.
UNH students can receive support on their Gilman applications from the Office of National Fellowships. Established in 2005, the UNH Office of National Fellowships provides information, counsel, and editorial support to highly motivated students applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships like the Gilman Scholarship. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship and the application process, contact Laura Perille, Associate with the Office of National Fellowships.