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IU student awarded Gilman Scholarship

Press Release: December 9, 2008

Sharday Summers, an Indiana University junior from the Bloomington campus, was recently awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to pursue studies overseas.  Summers, a psychology major who will be studying in London, Great Britain, received an award of $3,500.  For the spring semester application cycle, the Gilman scholarship program received 1,465 applications and awarded 600 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 2009/Academic year 2008-2009 cycle of the Gilman scholarship, and the deadline is April 7, 2009. 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