Eight University of Notre Dame students, all sophomores, have been awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad during the 2019-20 academic year, a record number for the University for a single application cycle.
In applying for the competitive, national award, the students worked closely with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), which promotes the intellectual development of Notre Dame undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors and the pursuit of fellowships.
Among the recipients:
• Tia Wilson, of St. Louis, will study in Dublin through Notre Dame International. Wilson is a management consulting and Africana studies major. She is an AnBryce Scholar, a Building Bridges mentee and a QuestBridge Scholar.
• Christian Barahona, of New Orleans, will study in London through Notre Dame International. Barahona is an economics major and a Posse Scholar.
• Jennifer Huang, of Monterey Park, California, will study in Dublin through Notre Dame International. Huang is a biochemistry and anthropology major.
• Emerode Barthelemy, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will study in England through Notre Dame International. Barthelemy is an English major with a supplementary major in Arts and Letters pre-health. She is a Latino studies minor.
• N’Kaela Webster, of Newark, New Jersey, will study in Rabat, Morocco, through Notre Dame International. Webster is a political science and American studies major and a Building Bridges mentee.
• Matthew Millado, of Marquette, Michigan, will study in Perth, Australia, through Notre Dame International. Millado is an environmental sciences major. He is a QuestBridge Scholar, a CUSE Sorin Scholar and a Building Bridges mentee.
• Muhammad Mian, of Islamabad, Pakistan, will study in London through Notre Dame International. Mian is a philosophy major with a supplementary major in Arts and Letters pre-health. He is an education, schooling and society minor and a Building Bridges mentee.
• Jisel Gomez, of Mundelein, Illinois, will study in Puebla, Mexico, through Notre Dame International. Gomez is a neuroscience and behavior major with a minor in Latino studies. She is a Latino Studies Scholar.
An additional five Notre Dame students — sophomores Teayanna Leytham, Edith James, Kaya Lawrence, Sydney Hayes and Trey Andrews — were selected as alternates for the award.
"It is a pleasure to work with Gilman Scholarship applicants, all of whom are interesting, dedicated and highly deserving of the award,” said Elise Rudt, national fellowships program coordinator for CUSE. “The University's recent success with the Gilman is due to Assistance with Sakai, the educational software platform from the Office of Information Technologies, as well as the dedicated advisors at NDI who help students find the best programs for their interests.”
The Gilman Scholarship is a U.S. State Department grant program that enables students of limited means to study or intern abroad. Students receive as much as $5,000 in financial support, plus as much as $3,000 for the study of a critical language overseas.
For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities, visit cuse.nd.edu.
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