Five Shoreline students are among 860 American undergraduate students from 332 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the fall 2015 Academic year.
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process, with thousands of students applying each year nationwide. Shoreline is one of only 14 community colleges in the nation with award recipients, and the community college with the highest number of awardees. Shoreline’s recipients and the countries they’ll be studying abroad in are:
Justin Collins – Cape Town, South Africa
Tamara Slone – Tokyo, Japan
Rowen Lochnicht – Barcelona, Spain
Sarah Hooper-Smith – Barcelona, Spain
Yeji Keating – Cape Town, South Africa
Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs, and by providing this aid the program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies — making them better prepared to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Congratulations to our Shoreline winners on your prestigious awards!