Three University of Nevada, Reno and University Studies Abroad Program (USAC) students recently were awarded offer grants from the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program. The program is designed as a financial means for U.S. students to pursue academic studies abroad.
The students are Jonathan Carral, who received $4,000 to study in Chengdu, China; Jason Man, who received $1,000 to study in Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Elizabeth Phillips, who received $5,000 to study in Santiago, Chile. The awards are for the spring 2011 semester.
The international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education.
In total, 28 students were awarded Gilman Spring 2011 scholarship to participate in a USAC program, representing 22 universities nationwide. The total amount awarded to these students is $111,000.