November 27, 2017

13 Huskers earn Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

Gilman Scholars
Marcelo Plioplis | University Communication

Marcelo Plioplis | University Communication
Thirteen Nebraska undergraduates will study abroad during the spring 2018 semester as Gilman Scholars.

Thirteen University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students have earned Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. The awards will allow the students to study abroad in during the spring 2018 semester.

The Gilman is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded three times a year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This round of scholarships was awarded to fewer than 1,000 students from 386 universities and colleges.

Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward study abroad or internship program costs. The program’s goal is to allow students to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies — making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.

Two Nebraska awardees — Tyler Matson and Khenda Mustafa — received an additional $3,000 as they will study critical languages while abroad.

Following is a list of the university’s newest Gilman scholars (alphabetical by last name, with year in school, major and country of study:

  • Keegan Adams, junior, global studies, China

  • Brook Baller, junior, journalism, Netherlands

  • Grace Bornschlegl, sophomore, advertising and public relations, Spain

  • Victoria Handford, junior, music, Germany

  • Trang Hoang, junior, biochemistry, South Korea

  • Carlee Koehler, senior, fisheries and wildlife, and journalism, United Kingdom

  • Tyler Matson, sophomore, global studies and political science, Russia

  • Khenda Mustafa, senior, global studies, Morocco

  • Julie Peterson, senior, global studies, Japan

  • Jaime Stephenson, junior, psychology, Ireland

  • Lane Vasa, senior, business administration and German, Germany

  • Joshua Ward, senior, global studies, Belgium

  • Alexander Webster, senior, German, Germany