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