Four Baruch College Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad in Fall 2018
July 26, 2018
Baruch College students from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Zicklin School of Business received prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the 2018 fall semester.
The Gilman Scholarship, named after former Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman of New York, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and grants awards up to $5,000 to apply towards study abroad or internship program costs.
“Our students have always exemplified the determination and talent required of these scholarships,” said Valeria Hymas, Director of the Office of National & Prestigious Fellowships Advising.
Meet the Gilman International Scholars
Ashleigh Joseph (‘19), B.B.A. Finance, Zicklin School of Business
“My future career goal is to work in corporate finance and becoming a well-rounded professional. The Copenhagen Business School will help further my education and developmental skills, as well as help me gain new cultural experiences.”
Ana Karen Santiago Martinez (’19), B.B.A. International Business, Zicklin School of Business
“The support of the Gilman Scholarship will provide me with the opportunity of a lifetime. Being able to study at Paris Dauphine University will help me understand different business models and will undoubtedly be very enriching. I would not have been able to get through this process without the Office of National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising and can fulfill my experience of studying abroad.”
Vanessa Panora (’19), B.A. Psychology, Weissman School of Arts and Science
Destination: United Kingdom
“It has always been a goal of mine to study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship was in the back of my mind when I was ready for the experience and Valeria Hymas was extremely helpful through the application process.”
Joyce Yu (’19), B.B.A. International Business, Zicklin School of Business
“With the help of the Gilman Scholarship, I am facing less of the financial burden that comes with studying abroad. Being able to immerse myself in Japanese culture and language is the best part of this experience. My Japanese professors have been incredibly supportive, along with Valeria, and have made this an opportunity to look forward to.”
Study Abroad Opportunities Open to All Students
According to Hymas, 11 Gilman Scholarships have been awarded to Baruch students during the 2018-2019 academic year.
“The Baruch community is filled with individuals who take advantage of all of the opportunities presented to them,” said Hymas. “I hope their success inspires many more students.”
The Office of National & Prestigious Fellowships Advising offers students the resources and support needed apply for fellowships and scholarships. Students are encouraged to contact the office for more information.
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