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AUGSBURG STUDENT CARDEN OLSON AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD!
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Carden Olson from Augsburg University was selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this Summer 2019. Carden is a Psychology major with a minor in Sexuality Studies. He will be studying this summer in Copenhagen, Denmark through DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad).
Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Since 2008, fifty six Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $220,500.