Seven UIC students awarded Gilman study abroad scholarships

Fabiola Duran

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Seven University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduates have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships to study abroad this summer.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department to diversify the group of students who study abroad and their destinations.

Miglena Garkova

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The UIC students are among more than 700 undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships. To be eligible for the award, students must demonstrate financial need by receiving a federal Pell Grant for their studies.

Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study-abroad program costs. Since 2006, UIC students have received 80 Gilman scholarships totaling approximately $325,000.

UIC recipients, representing the colleges of architecture, design, and the arts; business administration; liberal arts and sciences; and nursing, and their destinations include (EDITORS: See list).

Karina Hurtado

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The program is funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is administered by the Institute of International Education’s Southern Regional Center in Houston. The program honors former U.S. Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman of New York, a former chair of the House Foreign Relations Committee.

Qin Dan Lin

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Gilman Scholarship recipients from UIC:

BURBANK — Nimeh Mahmoud, a senior in nursing, Amman, Jordan

Nimeh Mahmoud

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CHICAGO  – Fabiola Duran, (Irving Park), a sophomore in anthropology, Moquegua, Peru; Karina Hurtado, (Logan Square), a sophomore in English, Siena, Italy; Lorelei Paradise, (North Center), a senior in art history, Paris, France.

DEKALB — Qin Dan Lin,  a Honors College junior in marketing,  Shanghai, China.

Lorelaei Paradise

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GLENVIEW — Miglena Garkova,  a Honors College sophomore in pre-nursing, Valencia, Spain.

HINSDALE — Monica Sharma, a Honors College and Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions, medicine, junior in biological sciences, New Delhi, India.

Monica Sharma

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UIC ranks among the nation’s leading research universities and is Chicago’s largest university with 27,500 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state’s major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation and government partners to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.

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