EUGENE, Oregon (June 3, 2015) – The University of Oregon received six Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for fall and year-long study abroad students.
The UO now ranks eleventh nationally out of 332 colleges and universities across the U.S. in the highly competitive scholarship that helps students cover the costs of their study abroad program, research or internship.
The UO tied for 11th in Gilman Scholarship recipients with Arizona State University, California State University Monterey Bay, George Washington University, Loyola University, Chicago, Northern Arizona University, Texas A&M University, College Station, University of Arizona, University of California, Santa Cruz, and University of Washington.
“Our continued recognition as a top producer of Gilman Scholars is also a validation of our efforts to champion the internationalization of the University of Oregon,” said Dennis Galvan, vice provost for international affairs. “Our office remains committed to advancing the UO as a leader in global education and ensuring student access to enriching study abroad experiences.”
The UO recipients are part of a total of 1,100 American undergraduate students from 358 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Fall 2015 UO Gilman Scholars, their destinations, majors, and hometowns:
Christine Senavsky, Austria, Music and English, Walnut Creek, CA
Eden Powell, Russia, Art, Siletz, OR
Evelyn Sagastume, South Korea, Japanese and Asian Studies, Los Angeles, CA (OR resident now)
Jacob Triplett, Japan, Political Science, Eugene, OR
Amina Dureti, South Africa, Family and Human Services, OR resident
Angeles Phamuong, South Korea, Pre-Journalism, Crete, NE (OR resident now)
Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards study abroad program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Students receiving a federal Pell Grant from two- and four-year institutions are eligible to apply.
During the 2015 fall term, UO Gilman recipients will participate in study abroad programs, research, and internships in Austria, Japan, South Africa, and South Korea.
Top U.S. universities for Gilman recipients:
- University of California, Berkeley—27
- San Francisco State University—22
- University of California, Irvine, University of Texas at Austin—16
- University of California, San Diego—14
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst—13
- San Diego State University, University of California, Santa Barbara—12
- Syracuse University, University of North Carolina, Greensboro—11
- University of California, Davis, University of Illinois, Chicago—10
- American University, College of Saint Benedict, New Mexico State University, Main Campus, Northwestern University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Oklahoma—8
- Portland State University, State University of New York, New Paltz, University of Denver, University of Kansas—7
- University of Oregon, Arizona State University, California State University Monterey Bay, George Washington University, Loyola University, Chicago, Northern Arizona University, Texas A&M University, College Station, University of Arizona, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Washington—6
About the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
About the UO Office of International Affairs
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is committed to advancing the global engagement and mission of the University of Oregon. OIA works collaboratively with universities, agencies, partners, investors, and programs worldwide to foster academic exchange, transdisciplinary research, and international cooperation.
Vice Provost for International Affairs
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Executive Director of Global Education Oregon (GEO)
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