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THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AWARDS OVER 700 STUDENTS TO STUDY ABROAD FOR THE SUMMER
Houston, Texas, April 25, 2013 -- Courtney Doole, who is currently an anthropology major at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is one of over 700 outstanding American undergraduate students from 270 colleges and universities across the U.S. who have been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate in a study abroad or international internship program during the summer 2013 academic term. Courtney Doole will be applying her scholarship towards participation in the ethnographic field school in Suriname led by Dr. Aminata Cairo of the Anthropology Department. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs. The list of all students who have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships, including students’ home state, university and country of study, is available at www.iie.org/gilman.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship was founded by former New York representative, Benjamin A. Gilman, who served in Congress for 30 years. He is a champion for education who believes firmly in the value of studying abroad. The scholarship is funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, and is distributed by the Institute of International Education. Recipients compete for the scholarship against students from all over the country through a rigorous application process. They are also required to complete a follow-up service project upon their return. Designed to enable study abroad for traditionally underrepresented students and destinations, awardees have visited over 125 different countries internationally. More information is available on the website: