Five University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students were awarded Gilman Scholarships for international study beginning in summer or fall of 2014. These scholarships are for undergraduate students who receive Federal Pell Grant funding and are sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The five students are among over 2,300 receiving awards of up to $5,000 nationally.
UW-Whitewater Gilman scholarship recipients include:
• Senior Ashley Cuathorn, majoring in Japanese Studies, studying for an academic year at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan;
• Junior Taylor Weerda, majoring in Japanese Studies, studying for an academic year at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan;
• Senior Azra Kuehmichel, majoring in Biology, participating in the UW-W exchange with Deakin University in Australia for an academic year;
• Senior John Piazza, majoring in History, enrolled for the fall 2014 semester at the School of Oriental and African studies at the University of London in England; and
• Senior Matthew Boelter, majoring in International Business, completed a summer 2014 program in Chinese Language and International Business Studies at Shanghai University in China.
Applications for Gilman Scholarships for study abroad in spring 2015 are now being accepted. Since its inception in 2001, the Gilman scholarship program has funded over 16,819 students to study in 142 countries. In additions, students studying critical need languages are eligible for an additional critical need language award of up to $8,000. For more information on this important program, visit: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program.