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Glavin Office Announces Gilman Scholarship Recipients

The Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education is proud to announce that ten Babson students have been chosen as recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, awarded by the U.S. Department of State. Nationally, only 28 percent of applicants receive this prestigious award, however, two thirds of the Babson applicants were awarded the scholarship for fall semester, totaling over $25,000 in awards.

2017 Gilman Scholarship recipients:

Name Education Abroad Program Country(ies)
Daphne Cheung Singapore Management University Singapore
Aidan Dennis IES Emerging Economies in Buenos Aires and Santiago Argentina & Chile
Jennifer Eng Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong
Karen Macias CIEE Berlin Global Institute Germany
Priscilla Ning Vienna University Austria
Mikayla Spears Babson BRIC Russia, China, India
Lydia Stetson Waseda University in Tokyo Japan
Christopher West Arcadia in Granada Spain
Austin Yang Babson BRIC Russia, China, India

Recipients of the scholarship graciously shared with the Glavin Office how the additional funding will help them reach their academic, personal, and professional goals for education abroad. Aidan Dennis, who will be studying in Chile and Argentina, shared:

“As somebody concentrating in Global Business Management, being able to study abroad easily with the Gilman Scholarship is great for my career and my academics. I am able to meet my concentration requirements and get an understanding of the Latin American economy that I can transfer easily into my career. This international experience and my program fits my needs perfectly.”

Priscilla Ning, who will be attending the University of Vienna, also expressed her gratitude:

“The Gilman Scholarship has given me the opportunity to focus my energy on making the most of my study abroad. I will be free to dive deeply into Austrian culture and passionately engage in my classes without worry about daily expenses. By utilizing every second of my study abroad to grow inside and outside of the classroom, I will walk away with invaluable experiences that will allow me to add a unique, global perspective in my professional career.”

The Gilman Scholarship provides an opportunity for students who must consider finances as part of their decision to study abroad. Chris West, who will be studying at Arcadia in Granada, Spain shared:

“For me, I depend on campus jobs and internships to finance my college studies and living expenses, as I am an independent student. The Gilman scholarship helps with expenses, such as travel and other one-off costs, as we are unable to work while abroad.”

Financial barriers are one of the top five reasons that Babson students choose not to study abroad, yet many students are unaware of the ample opportunities that exist for additional funding. In the 2016-2017 academic year, Babson students received more than $125,000 in external scholarships for education abroad programs. Additionally, Babson offers an education abroad grant of up to $4,000 for need-based students to study abroad ($2,000 per program, split across education abroad and elective abroad programs). For additional information, visit the Financing Education Abroad webpage and contact your Education Abroad Advisor, Electives Abroad Program Manager or Student Financial Services counselor to review additional information on how to finance your education abroad experience.

Congratulations to all of the Babson Gilman Scholarship recipients! We look forward to seeing what you accomplish during your term abroad.

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