Five DePauw University students will spend the Fall 2017 semester studying abroad after winning Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Three of the five are Bonner Scholars at DePauw University
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
The five DePauw students are among approximately 1,200 American undergraduates from 354 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive Gilman Scholarships. The DePauw recipients are:
- Aidan Catellier '19, a psychology major, will be studying Buddhist Meditation Traditions and Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya, India while living in a Burmese Vihar through the Carleton-Antioch Global Engagement program.
- Maya Cotton '18, who is majoring in religious studies and peace and conflict studies, is a Bonner Scholar going to Thailand to study international relations with International Studies Abroad at Mahidol University.
- Ama Sefa-Dapaah '18, a computer science major, will travel to South Korea to study global health and computer science from a Korean context.
- Alejandro Diaz '18, a history major, is a Bonner Scholar going to Peru to study indigenous peoples and globalization with the School for International Training.
- Meagan Khan '18, in biology major and a Bonner and Posse Scholar, will go to India to study global and public health with the Alliance for Global Education.