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IU Students awarded Gilman Scholarships

Press Release: January 8, 2008

Michelle Jochim and Hana Ros, two Indiana University juniors from the Bloomington campus, were recently awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to pursue studies overseas.  Jochim, a psychology major who will be studying in Prague, Czech Republic, received an award of $5,000.  Ros, an International Studies and Political Science double-major, received an award of $4,000 which will go towards her studies in Lima, Peru.  For the spring semester application cycle, the Gilman scholarship program received 1,369 applications and awarded 400 scholarships.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Online applications are available for the fall 2008/academic year 2008-2009 cycle of the Gilman scholarship, and the deadline is April 15, 2008. For more information, visit the Gilman Program Web site. Information about study abroad at IU is available through the Office of Overseas Study located in Franklin Hall 303. Contact the office by phone at 812-855-9304.

I gained an enhanced view of the world. I was forced to look at American problems from an international perspective.”

-Kyra Busch, IU Overseas Study Participant, Thailand