Three Texas A&M students awarded Gilman scholarship

Published on 12/15/2021 4:15:14 PM
December 15, 2021 - Three Texas A&M University students will study abroad after recently receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. These students are among the more than 1,500 undergraduate students across the U.S. who have been selected to receive Gilman Program awards from the October 2021 application deadline.
 
The Texas A&M recipients received awards totaling $14,500 and include an Agricultural Science major, a Communication major, and a Visualization major. Desired destinations include Namibia, Qatar, Italy, and Germany.
 
Last month, Texas A&M was recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for being a top 20 producer of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients among large institutions. Since 2001, 258 students from Texas A&M have received Gilman awards.
 
This program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The program is administered by the Institute of International Education. The full list of students who have been selected to receive Gilman Scholarships, including students’ home state, university and host country, is available on its website.
 
The Gilman competition is currently administered at Texas A&M through Education Abroad. For more information about this scholarship and other funding opportunities for Education Abroad programs, visit abroad.tamu.edu/funding.
 
About the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The program particularly focuses on supporting first-generation college students, students in the STEM fields, ethnic and racial minority students, students with disabilities, students who are veterans, students attending community colleges and minority-serving institutions, and other populations underrepresented in study abroad. The program also aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions.