WSU students awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

Thirteen WSU undergraduates recently received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship toward study abroad programs of their choice. Cougs will use the funding to study in Austria, Italy, Japan, Portugal and Spain this summer and fall. 

“The Gilman scholarship is a federally funded initiative and is the top study abroad award in higher education,” said Senior Advisor Tiffany Prizzi. “Besides looking great on a resume, this award is an open door to international opportunities and consideration for post-graduate awards, such as the Fulbright and Rhodes scholarships. 

“The Gilman award also grants 12 months of federal job eligibility, meaning recipients can be considered for vacant federal government jobs with as little as an application, sidestepping what’s typically a lengthy process for consideration.” 

Students receiving the award, their major, and their intended study abroad destination are Zoe Alamillo, Psychology (Sociology minor), Italy; Jesus Avina, Sociology (Human Development minor), Spain and Portugal; Makayla Daniels, International Business (Japanese minor), Japan; Emily Dickson, Pre-Pharmacy (Psychology minor), Spain; Milo Edwards, Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies (Queer Studies minor), Italy; Citlaly Gomez-Ledezma, Criminal Justice, Italy; Claudia Jacobo, Japanese (Business Administration and Digital Technology and Culture, minors), Japan; Grace Kruschke, Human Development, Spain; Johan Luna, Biology and Pre-Dentistry, Spain and Portugal; Micah MacDonald, Economic Sciences, Austria; Cinthia Mendoza, Family Studies, Spain; Viviana Murillo Rangel, Accounting (Finance minor), Spain and Portugal; and Martin Navarrete-Contreras, Construction Management (Business Administration minor), Spain and Portugal. All the students are from Washington state. 

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