Can you picture yourself exploring the beaches and rain forests of Costa Rica or packing your bags and studying in Japan?
Two Felician University students were able to follow their dreams and study abroad last year thanks to grants received from the Gilman Scholarship Program. Elizabeth Winjobi (Nursing) studied in Costa Rica and Glenn Epps (Communications) participated in a study abroad program in Japan. As Gilman Scholars, they each received $5,000 to help cover their expenses while abroad.
The deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2016, to apply for a coveted Gilman Scholarship to study abroad for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Academic Year 2016-2017. To apply, undergraduate students must be U.S. citizens, receive Federal Pell Grant funding, and study for at least four weeks in one country. You may complete the application online
. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad (located in Martin Hall) for more information and guidance regarding the application process or call 201.559.3042.
The Gilman Scholarship Program supports a diverse range of students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including:
Glenn Epps in Japan
- Students with high financial need
- Students from diverse ethnic backgrounds
- Students going to non-traditional countries, especially those outside Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand
- First-generation college students
The scholarship is named after retired congressman Benjamin A. Gilman from New York, who retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chairing the House Foreign Relations Committee. “Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates. Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience,” states Gilman. “It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”