31 Huskers Receive Gilman Fellowship to Study Abroad | Nebraska today


In 2021, 31 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support qualifying overseas study, internship abroad, or virtual international opportunities.

During the March 2021 application cycle, 12 Huskers received a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad or complete a virtual international program between May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022. Nineteen Huskers were recognized in October 2021 for participating in a program starting December 2021. 1. 2021 to October 31, 2022.

The Gilman is a nationally competitive scholarship awarded twice a year by the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. Students can apply several months in advance of their program so that they can finalize their study abroad plans with the assurance of funding.

The Gilman Scholarship represents underrepresented students who otherwise might not be able to attend due to financial reasons, and aims to encourage students to study and do an internship in a variety of countries and learn languages ​​- especially languages ​​with critical needs.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $ 5,000 to apply for program costs and can receive up to an additional $ 3,000 to study a critical language.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Gilman Program allows recipients to use their scholarships to complete online courses or virtual intensive language programs at institutions outside of the United States, virtual faculty-led study abroad programs, or virtual international internships, regularly updates its list of eligible candidates through summer 2022 coming countries for the participation of students according to the US Foreign Ministry travel advice.

In addition to advising students during the Gilman application process with the Office of National and International Fellowships, the Nebraska Education Abroad Office continues to assist students planning to go abroad in accordance with university and State Department travel guidelines. The office has also expanded global virtual learning opportunities in response to the pandemic, including new Global Experience courses, remote internships and associated virtual programs.

Below is a list of the university’s latest Gilman Scholars by hometown, with school year, major (s), intended study country, and the 2021 application cycle for which they were awarded.



  • Lucille Kohtz, Junior, Global Studies, South Korea, October


  • Anibal Grajeda, Junior, International Business, Italy, October

Small amount:

  • Jaela Hardin, Senior, Psychology and Global Studies, Spain, March

Big Island:

  • Isabelle Vlach, Junior, Global Studies, Germany, March


  • Nour Al-Ghareeb, Senior, Biochemistry and Health Care, Greece, October
  • Sarah Al-Hilfy Leon, Senior, Global Studies and Pre-Law, Morocco, October
  • Seth Alnwick, Junior, Art, South Korea, October
  • Dawsyn Barnhill, sophomore, international business, France, October
  • Devan Buescher, Senior, Management and International Business, UK, March
  • Helen Duong, Senior, Global Studies and Chemistry, Chile, March
  • Elizabeth Graham, Senior, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Ethiopia and Zambia, October
  • Elle Hove, Senior, International Business, Italy, October
  • Dylan Little, second year, Art, Germany, March
  • Maryam Muayad, sophomore, criminology and criminal justice, Spain, March
  • Yadah Mukendi Muamba, Senior, Business Administration, France, March
  • Zeta Nguyen, Senior, Accounting, Japan, March
  • Katie Schmitz, Junior, Global Studies, Ethiopia and Zambia, October
  • Hadley Susie, Junior, Software Engineering, Germany, October
  • Hannah Varenhorst-Johnson, Junior, Psychology and Business Administration, Denmark, October


  • Michael Earnest, Junior, Sports Media & Communication and Broadcasting, Japan, March
  • Lauren Lewis, Junior, Marketing, Spain, March
  • Gary Marshall, Senior, Publicity and Public Relations, UK, October
  • Yajaira Pacheco-Menjivar, sophomore, international business, South Korea, October
  • Yaritza Pacheco-Menjivar, sophomore, international business and pre-dentistry, South Korea, October
  • Clarice Santos, Senior, Economics and Sociology, Ethiopia and Zambia, October
  • Jackson Stull, Senior, Music and German, Germany, October
  • Monzeratt Valentin, Senior, Global Studies and Political Science, Uruguay, October

Elsewhere in the US:

Clayton, Georgia:

  • Dalilah Valdez, Senior, Criminology and Criminal Justice and Sociology, United Kingdom, October

Hennepin, Minnesota:

  • Ayla Volante, Senior, Anthropology and Global Studies, Morocco, October

Sioux Falls, South Dakota:

  • Jada Moore, Junior, Marketing, UK, March

Maple Valley, Washington:

  • Rylan Korpi, Senior, Global Studies and Mathematics, Brazil, March

The next application cycle for Gilman Scholarships is due on March 1st. Interested students should contact the Education Abroad Office at [email protected] or visit the Gilman Program website for more information.


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