Erin Blasko | May 11, 2018
Four University of Notre Dame students have been selected as Gilman Scholars for the summer 2018 academic cycle, tying a University record for the most Gilman Scholars in a single academic cycle.
Among the selected students:
• Freshman Olivia Jazbutis, of Vernon Hills, Illinois, will study in Rome through Notre Dame International. Jazbutis is a declared neuroscience and behavior major in the College of Science.
• Sophomore Maria Gomez, of El Paso, Texas, will study in Jerusalem through Notre Dame International. Gomez is a science and business major, with a supplemental major in French, in the College of Science.
• Sophomore Bendu Konneh, of Hurst, Texas, will study in Costa Rica. Konneh is a neuroscience and behavior major in the College of Science.
• Freshman Julius Boateng, of New York City, will study in London through Notre Dame International. Boateng is a declared computer science major in the College of Engineering.
They join Edwina King, a junior accountancy and Spanish major from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was selected as a Gilman Scholar during the early summer application cycle. King will study in Spain through Notre Dame International.
The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) helped guide the students through the application process. The center promotes the intellectual development of Notre Dame undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors and the pursuit of fellowships.