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June 8, 2005
Contact: Stacey Satchell, Office of Study Abroad, (785) 864-7812.

2 KU seniors win international Gilman scholarships for study abroad

LAWRENCE -- Two University of Kansas seniors have won prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad next year, the Office of Study Abroad announced today.

The KU Gilman scholarship recipients are Emily Howard, Dodge City, and Hugo Cabrera, Kansas City, Kan.

This competitive scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who receive federal Pell Grant funding at a two- or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this congressionally funded program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

This year, the Gilman International Scholarship Program received 1,303 applications for 281 possible awards. To date the program has made awards to more than 1,400 U.S. undergraduate students.

Students who are interested in applying for Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships should contact the Office of Study Abroad at (785) 864-3742.

The KU Gilman scholars, their parents' names and their majors are listed below.

From Dodge City
Emily Howard, senior in sociology and journalism, received funding for her multi-country Hispanic language and culture studies. She is the daughter of Dana and Scott Howard. During the fall semester, Howard will participate in a multi-country program to Mexico, Argentina and Spain that gives students the unique opportunity to experience three completely different cities, countries and cultures and to draw cultural and linguistic comparisons between the sites.

From Kansas City
Hugo Cabrera, senior in architecture, will study architecture in Germany. He is the son of Carmelina and Javier Cabrera. He will spend the 2005-06 academic year in the architecture program at the University of Stuttgart. This is an exchange program for third-year students in the KU School of Architecture and Urban Design. Courses are taught in German.


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