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Temple Students receive over $60,000 in Gilman Scholarships for spring and summer 2015 study abroad

Global Temple Conference

Wed, April 29, 2015

Twenty* Temple University students were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship supported by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study abroad this spring or summer.

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the types of U.S. undergraduate students who traditionally study abroad. The program targets students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, high financial need, and in underrepresented fields such as science, technology, engineering and math.  Students who want to study abroad in non-traditional locations (destinations other than Western Europe and Oceania) are also considered to be prime candidates for the scholarship. The program believes that international experience is critically important in the educational and professional development of students, but it recognizes that it can also be a financial investment. Scholarships up to $5,000 are awarded to study or intern overseas during a semester or summer of their undergraduate experience.

This national scholarship is competitive and thousands of students across the country have applied for this award. Every semester Temple students prove themselves deserving of this honor. Congratulations go out to the spring and summer 2015 recipients!


Spring 2015 Recipients 

Ayo Arum, Japan

Edward Jimenez, Japan

Jasmine Payoute, UK

Evan Zheng, Japan


Summer 2015 Recipients 

Sara Abdulrasool, France

Janice Durrant, Peru

Shanel Edwards, Brazil

Matthew Foran, Brazil

Richard Ho, Japan

Carlos Johns-Davila, India

Akasha Maples, Spain

Isabel Noboa, Japan

Kea Noyan, Ghana

Samartha Okyne, Dominican Republic

Marison Savage, Spain*

Simone Snead, South Africa

Leila Stambuli, Costa Rica

Samuel Tarasenko, Germany

Dominique Thomas, Costa Rica

Sabrina Toles, Italy


Fall 2015 Recipients

To be announced this summer

*updated from nineteen orignally announced

Learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship