NC State Students Receive Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

Julianne Pomnitz

NC State is dedicated to giving all students access to life-changing international experiences through increased scholarship support for study abroad.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – a program which enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad – awarded scholarships to 10 NC State students and one alternate this year. The Gilman Program gives students the chance to develop a proficiency in diverse cultures and languages, skills that are critically important to their academic and career development.

NC State’s Gilman Scholarship recipients for 2017-2018 are:

Academic Year 2017-2018

Jose Benavidez-Aviles
University of Seoul, South Korea

Fall 2017

Madelyn Afshar
CIEE – Morocco: Language and Culture, Morocco

Mauricio Carrillo
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Briana Garcia
Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile

Ulises Gutierrez
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Julianne Pomnitz
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Galapagos Extension), Ecuador

Spring 2018

Victor Eduardo
University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Harrison Kaufmann
NC State in Australia: University of Adelaide, Australia

Joanne Zhang
NC State in Italy: Semester at Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute, Italy

Brianna Sorber
Alternate: Monash University, Australia

Summer 2018

Mary Flores
Namibia: African Ecology & Conservation, Namibia

Since the Gilman Program’s establishment in 2001, over 1,300 U.S. institutions have sent more than 25,000 Gilman Scholars to 145 countries around the globe. The U.S. Department of State sponsors the program.