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Six Indiana University Students Awarded Gilman and Freeman Asia Scholarships for Academic Year 2016-17

January 13, 2017

Five Indiana University students were recently awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships and one Indiana University student was awarded a Freeman-Asia award to pursue studies overseas during the academic year 2016-17.

Fall 2016

  • John Obergfell, a senior double majoring in Biology and Animal Behavior, received a $2,500 scholarship to study in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
  • Winny Zhang, a senior majoring in Apparel Merchandising with minors in East Asian Languages, Marketing and Liberal Arts and Management, received a $5,000 scholarship to study in China as part of her Capstone year in the Chinese Flagship program.

Spring 2017

  • Alyssa Claymiller, a sophomore majoring in Exercise Science, received a $3,500 scholarship to study in Wollongong, Australia.
  • Bailey Johnson, a senior majoring in Biology with minors in Psychology, Spanish and Chemistry, received a $1,000 scholarship to study in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Kimberly Roman, a junior double majoring in Accounting and International Business with a Spanish minor, received a $3,500 scholarship to study in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Mercedes Farias, a junior double majoring in Political Science and International Studies with minors in East Asian Languages, Spanish and History, received a Freeman Asia scholarship of $3500 to study in Nagoya, Japan.

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 for fall and summer 2017 awards will open mid-January, 2017. For more information, visit the Gilman Program website.

Freeman-Asia awards are supported by the Freeman Foundation and are designed to support students with financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Online applications for summer will open in mid-January and fall and academic year applications generally open in mid-February. For more information, visit the Freeman-Asia website.

Information about study abroad at IU is available through the Office of Overseas Study. Contact the office by phone at 812-855-9304.

Office of Overseas Study
Leo R. Dowling International Center
111 South Jordan Avenue
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-7709

Ph: 812-855-9304 
Fax: 812-855-6452
overseas@iu.edu

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