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We are pleased to announce that Abby Huynh has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship! Abby is a Music Business Major and plans to study with CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Seoul, South Korea in Fall 2021.
Since 2008, sixty-five Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $256,000. In addition, over the last 9 semesters, Augsburg’s Gilman win rate has averaged over 50% – of 30 completed applications in that time, we have had 16 winners! 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).
It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Casey Jarvala, Catherine Maun and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors. Abby is an exemplary Auggie who will represent Augsburg very well internationally.