William G. Gilroy | December 5, 2016
Four University of Notre Dame students have been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study or intern abroad during the spring 2017 academic term.
The recipients are Tsz Yan Grace Chow of Endicott, New York, a finance and sociology double major, who will be going to the United Kingdom; Gregory Jenn of Fullerton, California, a Romance languages and political science double major with a Latino studies minor, who will be going to Italy; Joshua Pine of Westminster, Colorado, a political science and Chinese double major with a minor in Catholic social teaching, who will be going to China; and Joseph Wells of Baxter, Minnesota, a Program of Liberal Studies and Spanish double major and a business economics minor, who will be going to Chile.
This is the most Gilman Scholars Notre Dame has had selected in a single competition.
Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant from two- and four-year institutions who will be studying abroad or participating in a career-oriented international internship for academic credit are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies, making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.