Ten University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have earned Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, which will enable them to study abroad in summer 2017.
The Gilman scholarship is a nationally competitive award given 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 about 1,200 students from 354 universities and colleges.
Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their 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.
Following is a list by hometown of the university’s summer Gilman scholars with their year in school, academic major(s), study location and parent(s).
Beemer: Mario Marroquin, sophomore, pre-health, Costa Rica, son of Zoila Marroquin.
Elgin: Alois Warner, sophomore, mechanical engineering, Germany, son of Alton and Darline Warner.
Hastings: Brenda Hernandez, sophomore, psychology, Czech Republic and France, daughter of Matilde Hernandez.
Lincoln: Ayat Aribi, junior, global studies and economics, Germany, daughter of Basem Aribi and Bushra Mahod; Farid Farkouh, senior, biochemistry, Spain, son of Abdulmasih Farkouh and Bushra Askar; Cing Hawm Lian, senior, chemical engineering, Germany, daughter of Nung Lian Thang and Vung Suan Lun; Deanna Mosley, senior, biological sciences and French, South Korea.
Omaha: Chelsea Akyeampong, sophomore, global studies, France, daughter of Kofi Akyeampong and Grace Osabutey-Anikon; Catherine Rock, senior, biological systems engineering, Germany, daughter of Frederick Rock and Alexandra Rogers.
Primrose: Mariana Moncada, senior, child, youth and family studies, South Africa, daughter of Terry and Mitch Patzel.