Friday, January 06, 2023

9 UNCW college students had been awarded the U.S. Division of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman Worldwide Scholarship. The scholarship supplies monetary help for college kids who need to research overseas or take part in worldwide internships.

Grants allow college students who show monetary must benefit from alternatives to review or work as interns in different international locations. This system presents as much as $5,000 to assist college students offset prices.

“The Gilman awards are vital as a result of they incentivize and problem college students to assume by means of the training overseas expertise earlier than it occurs and get these ideas down on paper as a part of the appliance,” mentioned Dr. Michael Wilhelm, affiliate provost of worldwide partnerships and worldwide training at UNCW. “College students are motivated to articulate objectives and outcomes. Pushing boundaries by way of location or language is rewarded. The massive variety of UNCW pupil awards throughout this announcement cycle acknowledges the number of areas that our college students are selecting as pupil overseas locations, in addition to the variety of disciplines and backgrounds represented amongst our college students who research overseas.”

In response to this system’s web site, the Gilman scholarship allows college students to realize proficiency in numerous languages, cultures and expertise. This system encourages college students to review and intern in numerous international locations and world areas and to review languages, particularly critical-need languages.

“These awards profit UNCW candidates on short-term packages through the tutorial semesters and contributors on faculty-led packages in the summertime, as nicely,” mentioned Dr. Wilhelm. “I additionally want to thank Dr. Brian Chandler, affiliate professor within the Division of World Languages and Cultures, who advises college students on their Gilman essays, in addition to our crew of research overseas advisers who work with college students from day one.”

This 12 months’s Gilman Scholarship recipients are:

  • Taylor Blackmon, India, social work main
  • Arizona Carter, India, social work main
  • Raul Gutierrez, France, French and worldwide research main
  • Alexis Johnson, Japan, movie research and worldwide research main
  • Natasha Piner, Poland, movie research and communication research main
  • Diandre Richie, Iceland, environmental sciences main,
  • Ashly Tinkham, India, social work main
  • Sonymelis Ramos Tosado, Argentina, biology main
  • Christine Tregoning, India, social work main

— Venita Jenkins