UofL Student Wins Prestigious Gilman Award!

UofL student Jonathan Haeseley won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Shanghai, China this summer! The Gilman scholarship was founded in 2000 with the International Academic Opportunity Act, and it was named after the retired New York congressman, Benjamin A. Gilman. The congressman once said, "Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates. Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community."

Only Federal Pell grant recipients are eligible to apply for the Gilman scholarship, and recipients may receive up to $5,000 depending on the duration and location of their study abroad program. The program's goal is to also promote study in non-traditional countries, particularly outside of Western Europe, and to support students with "limited financial means."

Congratulations to Jonathan for his program in Shanghai, and to learn more about the Gilman scholarship, click here!