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We are pleased to announce SEVEN Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.
Yordanos Adenew, a Marketing and Management double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece this Fall 2021
Ruti Mejia, an Interdisciplinary Studies and AIS double major who plans to complete Augsburg’s Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement program in Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador in Fall 2021
Ingri Ramirez Martin a Sociology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gaukin University in Kofu, Japan in Spring 2022
Lexington Thibodeaux, a Communications major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Fall 2021
Since 2008, seventy-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $284,000. In addition, over the last 10 semesters, Augsburg’s Gilman win rate has averaged over 60% – of 38 completed applications in that time, we have had 23 winners!
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.
Congrats Yordi, Ingri, Ruti, Lexi — and all our winners this round!