31 Huskers Get Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad | Nebraska today

In 2021, 31 undergraduate students from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln were awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support credited study abroad, internships abroad, or virtual international opportunities.

During the March 2021 application cycle, 12 Huskers were awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad or complete a virtual international program between May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022. Nineteen Huskers were awarded during the October 2021 cycle to participate in a December program from 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022.

The Gilman is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded twice a year by the we State Department of the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Students can apply several months before their program, allowing them to finalize their study abroad plans with the assurance of funding.

The Gilman Scholarship represents under-represented underrepresented undergraduates who might not otherwise attend due to financial constraints, and aims to encourage students to study and complete an internship in a wide range of countries and study languages, in particularly of languages ​​with critical needs.

Gilman Fellows receive up to $ 5,000 to cover program costs and may receive up to an additional $ 3,000 to study a critical language.

In response to the lawsuit COVID-19 pandemic, the Gilman program allows grantees to use their scholarships to take online courses or virtual intensive language programs at institutions based outside the United States, study abroad programs run by virtual teachers or virtual international internships until summer 2022. The program also regularly updates its list of eligible countries for student participation in accordance with we Department of State Travel Advisory.

In addition to advising students during Gilman’s application process with the Office of National and International Scholarships, the Nebraska Office of Education Abroad continues to support students who wish to go abroad in accordance with the policies of university and State Department trip. The office also has Extensive global virtual learning possibilities in response to the pandemic, including the addition of new Global Experience courses, distance learning internships and affiliate virtual programs.

Here is a list of the university’s most recent Gilman Fellows by hometown, along with year of study, major (s), intended country of study, and 2021 application cycle for which they were. awarded.



  • Lucille Kohtz, junior, world studies, South Korea, October


  • Anibal Grajeda, junior, international trade, Italy, October


  • Jaela Hardin, senior, psychology and world studies, Spain, March

Big Island:

  • Isabelle Vlach, junior, world studies, Germany, March


  • Nour Al-Ghareeb, senior, biochemistry and pre-health, Greece, October
  • Sarah Al-Hilfy Leon, senior, global and pre-law studies, Morocco, October
  • Seth Alnwick, junior, art, South Korea, October
  • Dawsyn Barnhill, second year, international trade, France, October
  • Devan Buescher, Senior Manager, Management and International Trade, UK, March
  • Helen Duong, senior, global studies and chemistry, Chile, March
  • Elizabeth Graham, senior, nutrition and health sciences, Ethiopia and Zambia, October
  • Elle Hove, senior, international trade, Italy, October
  • Dylan Little, second grade, art, Germany, March
  • Maryam Muayad, second year student, criminology and criminal justice, Spain, March
  • Yadah Mukendi Muamba, senior, business administration, France, March
  • Zeta Nguyen, senior, accounting, Japan, March
  • Katie Schmitz, Junior, Global Studies, Ethiopia and Zambia, October
  • Hadley Susie, junior, software engineering, Germany, October
  • Hannah Varenhorst-Johnson, junior, psychology and business administration, Denmark, October


  • Michael Earnest, junior, sports media and communications, and broadcasting, Japan, March
  • Lauren Lewis, junior, marketing, Spain, March
  • Gary Marshall, senior, publicity and public relations, UK, October
  • Yajaira Pacheco-Menjivar, second year, international trade, South Korea, October
  • Yaritza Pacheco-Menjivar, second year, international trade and pre-dentistry, South Korea, October
  • Clarice Santos, senior, economics and sociology, Ethiopia and Zambia, October
  • Jackson Stull, senior, music and German, Germany, October
  • Monzeratt Valentin, senior, world studies and political science, Uruguay, October

Elsewhere in the United States:

Clayton, Georgia:

  • Dalilah Valdez, senior, criminology and criminal justice, and sociology, United Kingdom, October

Hennepin, Minnesota:

  • Ayla Volante, senior, anthropology and global studies, Morocco, October

Sioux Falls, South Dakota:

  • Jada Moore, junior, marketing, UK, March

Maple Valley, Washington:

  • Rylan Korpi, Senior, Global Studies and Mathematics, Brazil, March

The next round of Gilman scholarship applications is expected on March 1. Interested students should contact the Education Abroad Office at educationabroad@unl.edu or visit the Gilman Program Website for more details.

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