4 From Arts & Sciences Head Abroad
As 2019 Gilman International Scholars
Written by Amanda Castro-Crist
Carla Barnes, Caleb Cash, Kaevyn Maple and Malik White-Williams are among the 15 Texas Tech University students awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Winners were published June 10 at Texas Tech Today.
"We are very proud of our Gilman scholarship recipients—this year and every year," said Sukant Misra, vice provost for Texas Tech University's International Affairs. "The Gilman Scholarship Program provides students who may not otherwise participate the opportunity to study abroad. Promotion of the Gilman scholarship is one way we support diversity and inclusion as we implement education abroad programs for Red Raiders."
Arts & Sciences' Gilman Scholars for summer 2019 are destined for Prague, Amman, Seoul and Dublin:
Carla Barnes, a freshman global studies major from Killeen is at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, sponsored by the American Institute for Foreign Study.
Photo of Prague, Czech Republic
Caleb Cash, a sophomore global studies major from Lubbock is on the Summer Arabic Program in Amman, Jordan.
Photo of Amman, Jordan, courtesy of Jordan Tourism Board
Kaevyn Maple, a junior global studies major from Lancaster is at Korea University for Korean Language and Electives in English — Summer in Seoul, South Korea, sponsored by International Studies Abroad.
Photo of Seoul, South Korea, courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization
Malik White-Williams, a junior political science major from Lubbock is on International Internship in Dublin, Ireland, sponsored by Global Experiences.
Photo of Malahide Castle, County Dublin, Ireland, courtesy of Fáilte Ireland/Tourism Ireland
About the Gilman
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, administered by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, works to increase the U.S. student population studying and interning abroad by providing scholarships to outstanding undergraduates who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise participate.
More than 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent more than 28,000 Gilman scholars to nearly 150 countries around the globe. Since 2013, more than 80 Texas Tech students have received scholarships from the program.
Texas Tech was recently recognized as a Gilman Top-Producing Institute for its success in increasing the number of students sent overseas in 2017-18, when TTU had 24 Gilman awardees.
"The recognition we received earlier this spring was for 'Greatest Growth' in STEM Students," said Whitney Longnecker, director of Study Abroad at Texas Tech.