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EWU Students Named Scholars

Published: July 01, 2014

CHENEY, Wash. - Five Eastern Washington University undergraduate students, plus one alternate, have been selected for the U.S. Department of State's Gilman International Scholarship Program for the fall 2014 academic term.

The students received a combined total of approximately $18,000 to study abroad in host countries Australia, China, Denmark and Italy. In addition to the fall scholarship winners, another two EWU students were named summer 2014 Gilman scholars and are studying in Japan and Romania.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship seeks to diversify the U.S. student undergraduate pool that has access to study abroad. To be eligible, an individual must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant. The scholarship is named after the retired congressman who once chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee and is an advocate of study abroad.

The Gilman Scholarship Program received more than 2,700 applications and over 800 outstanding students from 330 colleges and universities nationwide were offered awards. The students get to study abroad and participate in career-oriented internships, while earning academic credit, in countries all around the world.

EWU's first Gilman scholarship winners were awarded fall 2012. There are two application cycles a year; one in October for winter/spring study abroad and one in March for summer/fall/academic year study abroad. Including our newly awarded EWU Gilman scholars, overall the university has had 15 students selected as Gilman recipients for a combined total of $59,000.

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