UW Students Receive Scholarships for Study Abroad Programs – Congrats!

Seven University of Wisconsin–Madison students studying abroad through International Academic Programs (IAP) received scholarships through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to help fund their study abroad programs.

Katrina Gray, a junior undeclared major, will study in Alexandria, Egypt during fall 2010 and received an $8,000 scholarship.  Two students studying abroad for the 2010-11 academic year were awarded $5000 scholarships: Xiaohoa Ching, a sophomore art major, will study on the program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and David Marozick, a junior undeclared student, will study at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.  Seniors, Laura Goeser and Matthew Rethorn, each received $3,000 awards to help fund their fall programs. Goeser will study on the Florence program and Rethorn will study in Venezuela.  Camea Osborn, a senior, was awarded $2,000 for her program in Ghana this fall, and Leslie Thomas, a junior, received $1,500 in support of her fall program in Portugal.

IAP has financial advisers available for students who are interested in learning more about scholarships and funding their study abroad experience.  More information on financial planning can be found on the Web site: http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/financial/index.html.

The Gilman 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.  The scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is a congressionally funded program that is administered by the Institute of International Education through its Southern Regional Center in Houston, TX.