State Department and Airbnb Partnership Allowing U.S. Gilman Scholars to Create Connections in China
With support from a new partnership with Airbnb, the U.S. Department of State sent additional U.S. undergraduate students to China this academic year to pursue studies. The selected students received scholarships through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, which enables undergraduates of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.
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Gilman Scholarship Expands Partnership with JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation
The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and JAY Z's Shawn Carter Foundation announce the continued partnership to support study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate citizens with financial need. Shawn Carter/Gilman International Scholarships have been awarded to six outstanding students for the summer and fall 2014 academic terms, an increase from the spring 2013 pilot initiative.
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Gilman and Boren Scholar, Jeffrey Wood Interviews First Lady Michelle Obama in China
Jeffrey Wood, a Gilman and Boren scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year, interviewed First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, while in China. Wood participated in Discovery Education's "Of the People: Live from the White House" online broadcast.
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Gilman Alumni Featured on CNN iReport
In response to First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama's question "Why study abroad?" on CNN iReports, Gilman Alumni participated by posing their questions to the First Lady.
Marvin Alfaro, United Kingdom 2009
Raina Brooks, South Africa 2009
Randi Butler, Germany 2006
Sean Deegan, Russia 2013
Corrine Smith, Morocco 2010
Terrell Wilson, Italy 2014
Joel Yap, China 2013