UMKC Students Awarded Scholarships for Study Abroad Opportunities

By , February 21, 2017 8:52 am

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Two UMKC Students — Fletcher Clardy, Bloch School accounting¬†major and Kevin March, biology major in the School of Biological Sciences — were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman scholarship program offers grants for to pursue academic studies or internships abroad. The program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries where they go. Clardy will study Spanish in Granada, Spain and March plans to study in the UMKC French Department’s Lyon program.¬†¬†Congratulations!

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The Gilman scholarship is a nationally competitive award, only available to Pell Grant recipients. This year, more than 800 students submitted applications for the early summer award. Nearly 300 were offered scholarships.

Gilman applicants are mentored by International Academic Programs staff Kate Wozniak and Natalie Gilkison. Click here for more information about the Gilman scholarship or study abroad opportunities.

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