Ben Horvath | Dec. 16, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
University of Notre Dame juniors Breanna Thomas and Brianna Leon have been named winners of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a nationally competitive award that will provide funding for them to study abroad during the spring 2014 semester.
“I was both relieved and excited when I found out I won the scholarship,” says Thomas, a junior political science major minoring in Latin American studies and Portuguese and Brazilian studies. “This scholarship has taken some of the financial pressure away from what is going to be one of the most exciting times of my life.”
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman scholarship aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go.