Four USAC students awarded Gilman Scholarships

University undergraduates see increase in scholarship amount for studies abroad

12/18/2012 | By: Staff Reports  |

Four University of Nevada, Reno students have been awarded Gilman Scholarships, part of an awards program for undergraduate students to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Kaine Baptist, an international affairs and French major, Marion Holes, a criminal justice major, Dannae Ryman, a secondary education major, and Terina Tons, a criminal justice major, were all awarded Gilman Scholarships.

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Recipients this fall received a 200 percent increase in total amount awarded compared to last spring. In addition, there was a large increase in scholarships for students attending University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) programs, as well as an increase in total monetary amount awarded USAC participants.


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