Junior Selected to Receive Prestigious Gilman Scholarship
Nathaniel Ing, a junior economics major from Bolingbrook, Ill., has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad during the spring 2015 academic term.
Ing, who is one of 800 American undergraduate students from 356 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the award, will study at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies next semester.
Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages and economies, making them better prepared to assume leadership roles within government and the private sector.
The Study Abroad Office, along with the Honors Program that houses the University’s advising function for competitive national awards, congratulates Ing on his award and encourages other students to consider this opportunity.
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